Posted by: Jason's Staff | October 9, 2015

Jason’s Jobs Fair

Jason is delighted to announce that he will be holding his third Jobs Fair on Friday 20th November, 4pm-7pm at Holmfirth Civic Hall.

Jobs Fair Website

Jason’s first two Jobs Fairs in June and October 2014 were fantastic successes with local people gaining themselves full time and part time employment as well as apprenticeships and work experience.

The Fair will be sponsored by Rosenbauer UK who are based in Brockholes and are the UKs leading manufacturer of fire fighting vehicles and equipment.

Holmfirth Civic Jobs FairYou can find further details including a list of local businesses and organisations attending by visiting

You can follow Jason’s Jobs Fair on Twitter(@JasonsJobsFair) and on Facebook(/JasonsJobsFair).

To register to attend please visit

Posted by: Jason's Staff | October 9, 2015

Holmfirth Post Office

Jason was delighted to officially open the new Holmfirth Post Office alongside Postmaster Hardeep Singh.

Holmfirth Post Office

The modernised branch will have extended opening hours with the branch being open from 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday.

Holmfirth Post Office 3

Posted by: Jason's Staff | October 7, 2015

Conservative Party Conference in Manchester

Jason has had a couple of busy days at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. As Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mental Health he took part in a Mental Health round table with representatives including the Mind Charity and Rethink Mental Illness. Jason was also a panellist (pictured) at a packed Northern Powerhouse event hosted by IPPR North at the Manchester Chambers of Commerce.


Jason also caught up with some of the many charities and campaigns he supports including the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust, Alzheimer’s Research UK and CAMRA. Jason spent an inspiring evening hearing from some of the wonderful young people who have turned their lives around thanks to help from the Prince’s Trust.

Jason welcomed the Prime Minister’s speech which focussed on boosting social mobility in modern Britain:

Posted by: Jason's Staff | October 2, 2015

Hade Edge School

Jason spent a fantastic morning at Hade Edge Junior & Infant School.

Hade Edge School 3

Jason was given a tour of the school and took part in a Q&A session with the children asking questions on the dairy industry, the Magna Carta and the Smoking Ban in cars.

Hade Edge School

Hade Edge School 2

Posted by: Jason McCartney | September 30, 2015

Northern Powerhouse

Jason is delighted that Transport Secretary Patrick Mcloughlin has announced that the electrification of the TransPennine Express route is back on track.

Rail in the North

(Jason is Chairman of the Rail in the North All-Party Parliamentary Group)

The upgrade is expected to provide capacity for six fast or semi-fast trains per hour, take up to 15 minutes off the journey time between Manchester and York and be completed by 2022.

Posted by: Jason McCartney | September 28, 2015

Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival

Jason was delighted to officially open the 10th annual Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival alongside festival sponsor Jimmy Dickinson (Longley Farm), festival organiser Mel Armstrong (HEAD), and Greg Christofi (Old Bridge Bakery).

Holmfirth Food & Drink 2

The festival was a great success with thousands of visitors. Jason would like to congratulate everybody involved in the organisation of the Festival and all the volunteers who made the weekend such a big success.

Holmfirth Food & Drink

Holmfirth Food & Drink 4

Posted by: Jason McCartney | September 25, 2015

Social Progress Cake Off

Jason was delighted to be a judge at the Social Progress Cake Off in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research.

Social Progress Cake Off 2

Jason and fellow judges Oliver Schofield (Oliver James Sugarcraft Creations) and Jeanette Moorhouse (Booootiful Cakes) gave marks for taste, consistency and presentation – the winning cake being a fantastic Chocolate Guinness Cake.

Social Progress Cake Off 3

Posted by: Jason McCartney | September 22, 2015

ITV Drama comes to Colne Valley

Jason visited the set of the new multi-million pound ITV drama ‘Jericho’ which will air in the New Year. The show stars Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Hans Matheson (300: Rise of an Empire) and Clarke Peters (The Wire).

 Jericho 2

The film site is located at Scapegoat Hill, with cast and crew staying nearby, bringing good investment to the area.

Posted by: Jason McCartney | September 18, 2015

Malaysian Youth Football

Jason met up with the Malaysian Football Development squad at Poppa Piccolinos in Holmfirth.

Malaysia Football Team

The squad are currently touring the UK and have already beaten Liverpool and Sheffield Wednesday youth teams. They will also be matching up against youth teams in London including Tottenham and West Ham.

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