Jason joined local Councillors Ken Sims and Donald Firth along with community organiser Margaret Dale to officially open the new Lidl store in Holmfirth. Queues were already forming for the 8am opening of the store which has created 25 jobs for local people.
Jason joined Howard Cox, founder of the Fair Fuel UK campaign, to launch the “Manifesto for Growth” which aims to cut fuel duty and stimulate the economy.
Jason has taken over as Chairman for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Fuel and is delighted that this government has already frozen Fuel Duty. Without this action and under the plans of the previous Labour government petrol would currently be £1.60 per litre. Jason is committed to continued support for the hardworking families in the Colne Valley, Holme Valley and Lindley.
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Jason joined Parliamentary colleagues on a panel at the CBI Yorkshire and Humber event in the House of Commons. Over 60 of our region’s top business representatives quizzed the panel on topics including transport infrastructure, international trade and economic migration.
Jason is a keen cyclist and Vice-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Cycling. Today he spoke in the House of Commons debate on the APPG’s ‘Get Britain Cycling’ report.
Jason championed the success of the Grand Depart of the Tour de France, Holmfirth Cycling Club and Streetbikes. Jason also paid tribute to cyclist John Radford who was badly injured in August 2013 while cycling in New Mill.
Jason welcomed pupils from Colne Valley High School to Parliament today. The group had a tour of the Palace of Westminster before joining Jason for a Q&A session.
Between August 2013 and September 2014 Jason welcomed 422 pupils from schools across the Colne Valley, Holme Valley and Lindley to Parliament.
Jason hailed the start of Kirklees Business Week in Parliament. At Deputy Prime-Minister’s Questions Jason asked Nick Clegg how the devolving of powers and responsibilities from Whitehall to the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership will help deliver transport infrastructure improvements in West Yorkshire.
Jason was delighted to officially open Bridge School Wear on Scar Lane in Milnsbridge.
The shop, owned by Jag Bhullar, supplies uniforms for Huddersfield Grammar School, Colne Valley High School, Royds Hall School, Salendine Nook High School, Moor End Academy and about 12 primary schools in the Colne Valley as well as local Cub and Brownie packs.
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