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

100 Days To Go

There are now just 100 days to go until the General Election on Thursday 7th May 2015.

Hardworking local MP Jason has outlined how he will continue to fight to secure a better future for Holme Valley, Colne Valley & Lindley.

“I’m proud to stand up for our area in Westminster and play an active role in our community. I will continue to fight for better local services, more jobs and apprenticeships, opportunities for all and improving the quality of life we enjoy in our beautiful part of the world”, said Jason.

My Plan

If you would like to volunteer your time to help re-elect Jason please get in touch by emailing teamjason@live.co.uk.

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

Apprentices at Allsops Sheet Metal Workers

Jason visited Allsops Sheet Metal Workers who are based on New Mill Rd between Honley and Brockholes. Allsops provide all sheet metal working needs through every stage of the manufacture and production process: design, punching, laser cutting, folding, welding and fabrication, powder coating and assembly.

Allsops - 23 Jan 15

Jason met some of the apprentices who make up the expanding 150 strong workforce.

Allsops - 23 Jan 2015

Jason is proud of the 4,130 apprenticeship starts in his Colne Valley constituency since 2010. Providing a skilled workforce is crucial as local businesses are expanding in Colne Valley, Holme Valley and Lindley.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | January 21, 2015

Tour de Yorkshire

The Grand Départ of the Tour de France in July was a fantastic weekend for Yorkshire. Jason was one of millions of people who lined the streets and spent the Sunday with his family in Holmbridge cheering on Chris Froome and all the riders as they started their ascent of Holme Moss.

Jason is delighted that our beautiful part of the world will once again be back on the stage. The first ever Tour de Yorkshire will be coming through Holmfirth, Meltham, Marsden, Slaithwaite and Scapegoat Hill on Sunday 3rd May.

Tour de Yorkshire Route

You can find all the details including route maps by clicking here. Amateur cyclist can also take part in the ride on the morning of Sunday 3rd May, details of which can be found here.

Holmbridge TDF 3

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

Holocaust Memorial Day Book of Commitment

Jason signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in honour of those who died during the Holocaust as well as honouring the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work to educate young people about what they endured.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Tuesday 27th January marks the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

In the weeks leading up to and after Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remember all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

Photo by Yakir Zur IMG_3733

Thanks to the work of the Holocaust Education Trust in 2011 Jason was given the opportunity to join Greenhead College students on a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The trust organises these visits so that students can return to their colleagues and schools and tell others of the horrors they’ve seen. For more information please click here.

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

Streetbikes in Parliament

Jason welcomed Gill Greaves, founder of Streetbikes, to London to meet with the Transport Minister Robert Goodwill MP.

Streetbikes Parliament

Streetbikes, based in Milnsbridge, is a community charity that has recycled and given away 4,000 bikes in 5 years, organises community bike rides and runs mixed ability and women only cycling clubs. Gill and Jason discussed long term funding and expansion plans for the successful Streetbikes model.

For more information on the work Streetbikes do please click here.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | January 15, 2015

Contaminated Blood Debate

Jason joined Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP to lead a Backbench Business debate on the Contaminated Blood scandal.

Yesterday Jason, who is Co Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Contaminated Blood and Haemophilia, helped launch a report into the current financial support for those who were infected with HIV, Hepatitis C and CJD by NHS blood products in the 1970s and 1980s. Jason has constituents affected and is campaigning for a full and final settlement and an apology so the victims can live out the rest of their lives in dignity.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | January 14, 2015

Contaminated Blood Report

Jason is Co-Chairman of the Contaminated Blood and Haemophilia All Party Parliamentary Group which today published a comprehensive report on the current support available for people affected by the contaminated blood scandal.

Haemophilia & Contaminated Blood Report

       (Jason is pictured with Co-Chair Diana Johnson, Labour MP for Hull North)

The report is based on the results of a four month inquiry into the quality and sufficiency of the Trusts and Funds set up to support people infected with HIV, Hepatitis C and CJD from NHS supplied contaminated blood products from the 1970s through to the early 1990s. The report can be downloaded from the Haemophilia Society website.

Tomorrow (Thursday 15 January) Jason will lead a debate on the issue in the House of Commons.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | January 12, 2015

Responsible Drinking Road Show

Jason joined Chris Simes, MD of Collingwood Learning Solutions, at Salendine Nook High School Academy for the first production of “Smashed”, a theatre performance and workshop which explores the health risks and social consequences of underage drinking.

Smashed Salendine Nook

Smashed Salendine Nook 2

Today was the first production and performances will tour in schools across Yorkshire and Humber. Collingwood Learning Solutions are based in Holmfirth and for more information please visit this link.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | January 12, 2015

Skate4Isaac Project

Jason joined members and friends of the Skate4Isaac project at Sands in Holmfirth on Saturday morning.

Skate4Isaac

Skate4Isaac is a fundraising project for the expansion of the Sands Skatepark in memory of Isaac Atkinson who died in June 2012. Over £70,000 has been raised and plans have been submitted to Kirklees Council. Jason has supported the project from the beginning having met Isaac and his friends when they first came up with the idea of improving the park. Jason is committed to continue working with the group to help bring this project finally to fruition.

For more information please visit www.skate4isaac.co.uk

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