Posted by: Jason's Staff | November 21, 2014

Textile Centre of Excellence

Textiles are booming in Huddersfield and Colne Valley with 60 plus companies employing over 3,000 local people. Jason is a proud supporter of the Textile Centre of Excellence which today honoured local trainees, apprentices and companies for their outstanding work.

Textile Centre of Excellence Awards

Guest speaker Roger Marsh, Chair of Leeds City Region Enterprise partnership, told the 200 strong audience about the Billion Pound Growth Deal for our region recently announced by the Government.

Jason is pictured with Andrew Blacker and Chris Royle from Camira Yarns.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | November 19, 2014

Fair Deal for Our Local Pubs

Jason was proud to back an amendment of the Small Business Bill that will deliver a fair deal for local pubs that are owned by pub companies.

Wills o Nat

The amendment which was voted through last night means that pub tenants tied to the large pub companies can opt in to a rental only deal, allowing them to buy beer on the open market at prices up to 70% below what pub companies currently force them to pay.

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Posted by: Jason's Staff | November 18, 2014

Meningitis Now Campaign

Jason is backing the charity Meningitis Now in their call to introduce a vaccine to protect babies against Meningitis B as soon as possible.

Meningitis Now Campaign November

(Jason is pictured with Meningitis Now Young Ambassador Mollie Gobey)

There have been 1000 cases of meningococcal group B disease (Men B) since the new vaccine Bexsero received its licence in January 2013, yet the vaccine still hasn’t been given to babies.

For more information on the campaign please visit:

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

HS2 Transport Select Committee

Jason was at the University of Manchester for an evidence session on High Speed 2 in his role as a member of the Transport Select Committee.

HS2 Transport Select Committee

The committee were taking evidence from the Chairman of High Speed 2 Ltd, Sir David Higgins. Sir David emphasised the argument of capacity and connectivity, as well as highlighting the fact that HS2 is a huge opportunity for UK businesses.

HS2 Transport Select Committee

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

Out and About in Lindley

Jason had a fantastic day in Lindley this weekend at the packed Reindeer parade.

Lindley Reindeer Parade

It was also heaving at Lindley Infant School for the Lindley Food Fair where local businesses such as Fairandfunky, Bean Brothers Ltd, Udders Orchard Cider and Fudgerrific had their products on offer.

Lindley Food & Drink 1

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

Justice Secretary at Greenhead College

Jason was delighted to welcome Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP to Greenhead College.

Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP at Greenhead College

The Secretary of State held a Q&A session with the politics and law students, covering topics such as rehabilitation of offenders, human rights, the EU, ISIL, equal marriage and how to get more people to vote.

Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP at Greenhead College

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

Examiner Business Awards

Jason would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees at last night’s Examiner Business Awards. Among the winners at the glittering ceremony held at the John Smith’s Stadium were many businesses from Jason’s Colne Valley constituency.

Slaithwaite based Daval Furniture won the Innovation and Enterprise award.

Examiner Business Awards

Camira Fabrics, based in Meltham, were named Business of the Year. Camira sponsored Jason’s Jobs Fair at Holmfirth this summer.

Examiner Business Awards

Propermaid Cakes from Lindley won the SME of the Year award.

Examiner Business Awards

Examiner Business Awards

Posted by: Jason's Staff | November 13, 2014

Pensioners’ Advice Fair

Jason held his first Pensioners’ Fair at Netherton Moor Community Centre.

Pensioners' Fair

Local organisations such as Kirkless Neighbourhood Housing and Gateway to Care attended as well as national organisations like Age UK and Barclays.

Pensioners' Fair

The refreshments at the Fair were kindly provided by Hinchliffe’s Farm.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | November 13, 2014

Moor End Academy Presentation Evening

Jason spent an inspiring evening at Huddersfield Town Hall helping to give out awards to pupils at the Moor End Academy Presentation Evening.

Moor End Academy Presentation Evening

Kirklees College Principal Peter McCann was the fantastic guest speaker, and Jason was honoured to be presented with some original artwork by Head Girl Rumi and Head Boy Matthew.

Moor End Academy Presentation Evening

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