Posted by: Jason's Staff | February 27, 2015

Local Manufacturing is Booming

Jason has spent a busy few days visiting some of our booming local manufacturing firms.

On Thursday he visited Woodcock & Wilson in Crosland Hill. The company specialise in the design, manufacture, supply and servicing of industrial fans worldwide and employ 53 people.

Woodcock & Wilson 1

Today (Friday) Jason visited HR Blowers with Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise. The Holmfirth company, run by local businessman Martin Adams, have a successful apprenticeship scheme and recently took on a full time engineer from Jason’s first Jobs Fair which he held in June.

Matt Hancock HR Blowers 3

Matt Hancock HR Blowers 2



Posted by: Jason's Staff | February 26, 2015

10 Weeks To Go!

Jason is proud to be a local MP who was selected as a candidate at an Open Primary in 2007.

Jason in Parliament

If re-elected Jason will continue to serve the people of  Colne Valley, Holme Valley and Lindley as he has done for the last 5 years. He stands by his pledges:

  1. He will continue to be hard working full time local MP with no other jobs. He only has one home (Honley) and will continue to live in the heart of the constituency.
  2. He will continue to employ local people in his constituency office but won’t employ family members.
  3. His Parliamentary expenses will be published via the IPSA website – he doesn’t have a 2nd home.
Posted by: Jason's Staff | February 24, 2015

Royal Visit to Rath Trombones

HRH The Princess Royal visited Rath Trombones in Honley. Jason was invited to attend by MD Michael Rath. The guest list also included celebrated Jazz Musician Dennis Rollins and customers from Holland and the USA.

Mick Rath Trombones 1

Mick Rath Trombones 3

The company employs 12 people and is the only UK based Trombone manufacture, exporting all over the world to places such as Australia, Japan and the USA. For more information please visit their website by clicking here.

Mick Rath Trombones 5


Mick Rath Trombones 2

Posted by: Jason's Staff | February 23, 2015

Another Busy Weekend

Jason had another busy but rewarding weekend at home in his constituency.

Jason started off his Saturday in New Mill where he was invited to speak at the Christ Church community breakfast by Revd Sean Robertshaw. At lunchtime he was meeting residents in Netherton before hosting fantastic fundraising evening in Crosland Moor which saw more than 200 friends and supporters attend.

Crosland Moor Fundraiser

On Sunday Jason was in Holmbridge at the home of Richard and Judy Ford to see the amazing transformation thanks to the BBC DIY SOS team. The episode is due to air later this year.


Richard  Ford

Jason was at Waves Daycare in Slaithwaite for the grand opening of “Waves 2”. Jason is a huge supporter of Sallyanne and her team at Waves. For more information please click here.


Posted by: Jason's Staff | February 20, 2015

Made in Huddersfield – Bower Roebuck

Jason visited Bower Roebuck in New Mill who manufacture fine fabrics.

Bower Roebuck - Ron Hall

Jason met many of the 75 strong workforce who produce cloth for top end designers including Prada, Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Alexander McQueen. Their cloth has been worn by David Beckham at the Royal Wedding, the winners of the Augusta Masters Golf (Green Jacket) and many more.

Bower Roebuck - Made in Hudders

Jason has supported a successful grant bid for new machinery from the Government backed Textile Growth Fund.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | February 19, 2015

David Brown Gear Systems Ltd

Jason visited David Brown Gear Systems Ltd in Lockwood. The 155 year old company specialise in making gears for maritime, defence, transport and oil & gas industries.

David Brown 1

The company are yet another example of manufacturing being on the up in our part of the world, with increasing orders meaning that the workforce has increased by 25 to 250 in the last year.

David Brown 2

For more information please click here.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | February 16, 2015

80 Days To Go

There are now just 80 days to go until the General Election on Thursday 7th May 2015.

As a hardworking local MP Jason will continue to fight to secure a better future for Holme Valley, Colne Valley & Lindley:

My Plan

Posted by: Jason's Staff | February 13, 2015

Devolution for Yorkshire

Jason is Vice-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Group and joined Parliamentary colleagues Andrew Percy and Barry Sheerman for a “Political Symposium” to discuss devolution at Huddersfield University. Jason is a proud Yorkshireman who will always bang the drum for beautiful part of the world.

Huddersfiled Uni Conference

The APPG recently launched “Devolution for Prosperity, a manifesto for Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire after May 2015”. You can read the full manifesto by clicking here.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | February 11, 2015

Jason Champions Manufacturing in Yorkshire at PMQs

Jason banged the drum for manufacturing in Yorkshire at Prime Minister’s Questions today. The glass pods on the London Eye, the red carpet for the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey and the upholstery on Boris’s Route Master buses are all made in Huddersfield.

Jason asked the Prime Minister to continue to keep Yorkshire at the forefront of Britain’s Long Term Economic Plan.

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