Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 28, 2016

HONLEY HIGH SCHOOL & FRIENDS IN PARLIAMENT

Jason recently hosted Honley High School and a group of visiting Chinese students in Parliament. Now in its second year the Honley/China exchange is a 10 day trip where the Chinese students stay with pupils from Honley High School, taking part in theatre performances of Shakespeare together and visiting London, including Parliament. The students had a tour of the Palace of Westminster, a Q&A session with Jason and sat in the chamber to watch a debate. Jason always enjoys welcoming students to Parliament.

Honley High & Chinese Students in Parliament

If your school is in Jason’s Colne Valley Constituency and the school would like to visit Parliament, please feel free to contact Jason to discuss this further.  You can contact him through email – Jason.mccartney.mp@parliament or call his Parliamentary office on 020 7219 6556

 

 

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 26, 2016

COUNTING ARMED FORCES IN

Jason is proud to support The Royal British Legion’s ‘Count Them In’ Campaign for the Armed Forces community to be included on the next UK census. Jason met with representatives from the RBL, Veterans and Servicemen and Women in Parliament. Jason learnt that there are currently between 6.5 million and 6.7 million members of the Armed Forces community living in the UK, representing about a tenth of the population. However as the previous census’ have not asked if they were former armed forces the government and local authorities have no Idea where our former servicemen and women live and what needs they may have.

RBL Count Them In

“As an RAF veteran myself and as a proud member of the RBL branch in New Mill, it was a pleasure to meet with members of the Armed Forces community who, along with their families, make huge sacrifices in the service of our country.”

You can find out more about the campaign by visiting the campaign website here  

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 18, 2016

Beechwood Care Home Garden Opening

Jason joined Lord Lieutenant Ingrid Roscoe, The Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Jim Dodds and children from Dalton School at the opening of the new garden for the Beechwood Leonard Cheshire Care Home in Lindley.

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The event was combined with the home’s 50th Anniversary where the first ever Matron who worked there was also a guest. Jason would like to thank Cummins Turbo Technologies in Huddersfield and National Citizen Service students for their volunteers who helped to create the new garden.  

 

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 12, 2016

THERESA MAY OUR NEW PRIME MINISTER

Jason is delighted that the new leader of the Conservative Party and our next Prime Minister will be Theresa May. “We need strong calm leadership to unite our country at a time when we are going through huge changes economically and politically,” said Jason.

Theresa May with Jason

“Theresa May will negotiate the best deal for Britain in leaving the EU and forge a new role for ourselves in the world. Brexit means Brexit and we’re going to make a success of it. We need a strong, new, and positive vision for the future of our country. A vision of a country that works not for the privileged few but works for every one of us. We’re going to give people more control over their lives, and that’s how together we will build a better Britain.”

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 6, 2016

Royds Hall at Number 10

Jason joined students from Royds Hall High School this afternoon who were visiting No 10 Downing Street to take part in a number of workshops with The Royal Shakespeare Company to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.

Royds Hall No10

The students took part in activities which involved acting out the text from some of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Jason held a Q&A session before they were joined by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, who also answered questions.  

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 1, 2016

BATTLE OF THE SOMME CENTENARY COMMEMORATIONS

Jason joined the Mayor of Kirklees, the Bishop of Huddersfield, students from Moor End Academy, pupils from St Joseph’s School, veterans and members of the local community in commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with readings and prayers at the Tolson Museum in Ravensknowle Park. Later Jason joined the West Yorkshire Regiment in there commemorations at Huddersfield Drill Hall. Hundreds of young men from Huddersfield perished in the one of the bloodiest battles of the Great War.

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | June 27, 2016

EU Referendum

The people have spoken and 17,410,742 voted for the UK to leave the European Union. There were no constituency counts but Kirklees voted 55-45 in favour of leaving the European Union.

 I said at the start of the campaign I would respect the result whatever it turned out to be, and the people have spoken. The Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn and all the other party leaders have accepted the result and once a new Prime Minister is in place this autumn negotiations will begin for our calm and measured withdrawal from the EU. The Referendum Bill contained no rules on turnout or winning margins, and the result will stand.

It is important now that local MPs unite and we work together to shape a positive future for our nation outside of the EU club as we look to the rest of the world. We must also work together to reject hatred and intolerance.

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | June 22, 2016

VOTE LEAVE

Jason has already voted with a postal vote to leave the European Union – here is his message of hope and positivity.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | June 22, 2016

Midnight Memory Walk

Jason joined 1,300 walkers for the biggest ever Midnight Memory Walk for Kirkwood Hospice over the weekend. Jason cut the ribbon to start the walk which will raise £95,000 for Kirkwood Hospice.

Midnight Memory Walk

For more information about Kirkwood Hospice please click here

 

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