Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 17, 2014

Supporting Local Apprenticeships

Jason met with Entice at Camira Fabrics in Meltham to see their work experience programme in action.

Supporting Local Apprenticeships

Young people from local schools, including Colne Valley High School, have been undertaking a week of work experience with Camira which could lead to apprenticeships. In the textile industry 52% of the workforce are 45 and over meaning it is vitally important to introduce apprentices to the trade. The number of apprenticeships in Jason’s constituency has more than doubled in the last 3 years.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 15, 2014

British Cycling Fellowship

Jason joined fellow MP Tracey Crouch and the Mayor of Kirklees Martyn Bolt at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. It was part of his Parliamentary British Cycling Fellowship.

British Cycling Fellowship

Although Jason could not ride owing to his London Marathon injury, Tracey and Martyn enjoyed a track session in the velodrome. The whole group had a tour of the Centre including behind the scenes with Team GB Cycling. They met the support staff and saw the professional bikes including the one used by Holmfirth gold medalist Ed Clancy.

British Cycling Fellowship(Jason is pictured with Mayor of Kirklees Martyn Bolt and Technical Support Manager Dave)

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 14, 2014

London Marathon

Jason has completed his second London Marathon in just under 5 hours and is extremely grateful for all the fantastic support and donations that he’s received.

London Marathon

For the second year in a row 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: http://virginmoneygiving.com/jasonmccartneymp

Jason would also like to congratulate all runners from the Holme Valley, Colne Valley and Lindley including former rugby league star Keith Senior (pictured) who ran for the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 10, 2014

King’s Head Gardens

Jason was delighted to join Cllr Nigel Patrick for the official opening of the renovated King’s Head Gardens in Holmfirth.

King’s Head Gardens

King's Head Gardens

The park features murals from Friend to Friend and Jim Robison, as well as stone engraved with Holmfirth pictures. The park was funded from the local Area Committee.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 9, 2014

London Marathon at PMQs

Jason will once again be running the London Marathon this Sunday (13th April) and today asked the Prime Minister to praise all those who will be taking on the challenge. Last year runners raised £53 million for good causes.

For the second year in a row Jason will be running for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Jason is aiming to beat his 2013 time of 4 hours and 44 minutes.

If you would like to sponsor Jason please visit this link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=jasonmccartneymp

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 8, 2014

5 Days to Go!

In just 5 days times on April 13th 2014 Jason will be pulling on his running top and taking to the streets for the 2014 London Marathon.

5 Days to Go!

(Jason is pictured with fellow marathon runners Dan Jarvis MP and Ed Balls MP)

For the second year in a row Jason will be running for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Jason is aiming to beat his 2013 time of 4 hours and 44 minutes.

If you would like to sponsor Jason please visit this link:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=JasonMcCartneyMP&faId=394868&isTeam=false

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 7, 2014

Local Councillors meet Planning Minister

Jason was pleased to welcome Holme Valley South Councillors Nigel Patrick, Donald Firth and Ken Sims to Parliament.

Jason hosted a meeting with the three Councillors and Planning Minister Nick Boles. The group were also joined by Chief Executive of Kirklees Adrian Lythgo and Kirklees Policy Manager Patrick Auterson.

Holme Valley South Councillors meet Planning Minister

On the day the Kirklees Local Plan Early Engagement initiative was launched it was a good opportunity to discuss Local Development Framework issues with the Minister.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 3, 2014

Go20 in Urban Areas

Jason is a member of the Transport Select Committee and is proud to support the GO 20 campaign.

Go20 Campaign

Jason joined Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill at a partnership event coordinated by Brake and Allianz which highlighted the case for 20mph as the default urban limit.

For more information on the campaign please click here.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 2, 2014

Dods Transport Report

Jason is a member of the Transport Select Committee  and has helped contribute to a report launched by Dods that aims to improve door to door journeys in the Holme Valley, Colne Valley and Lindley.

Dods Transport Report

The report offers four key recommendations:

1) To promote behavioural change;
2) To improve governance structures;
3) To make the most of technology;
4) To secure long-term investment.

For more information on the report please click here.

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