Jason spent a fantastic morning at Hade Edge Junior & Infant School.
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.
Jason is delighted that Transport Secretary Patrick Mcloughlin has announced that the electrification of the TransPennine Express route is back on track.
(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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
The film site is located at Scapegoat Hill, with cast and crew staying nearby, bringing good investment to the area.
Jason met up with the Malaysian Football Development squad at Poppa Piccolinos in Holmfirth.
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.
Jason was in Parliament to support the Breast Cancer Care Awareness Roadshow. The Breast Cancer Care charity have teamed up with The FA to travel to the hearts of communities to urge people to check their breasts regularly for any unusual changes.
The Roadshow will run until April 2016 and for more information please visit this link or call Breast Cancer Care free on 0808 800 600 for support.
Jason has completed the Great North Run in 2 hours 11 minutes and is extremely grateful for all the fantastic support and donations that he has received.
Jason was running for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice who support children with life limiting conditions and their families across West Yorkshire.
There is still time to sponsor Jason and you can do so by visiting this link: www.justgiving.com/jason-mccartney or texting ‘JMMP68 £5’ to 70070
On Sunday 13th September Jason will be running the Great North Run for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. The Hospice support children with life limiting conditions and their families in West Yorkshire.
If you would like to sponsor Jason please visit his Just Giving page here:
Alternatively you can sponsor Jason by texting “JMMP68 £5” to 70070.