Posted by: Jason's Staff | January 13, 2017

Honley Railway Station Refurbishment

Jason joined the Honley Railway Refurbishment Team at the station this morning.


The team involving – Northern Rail, Honley High School, Holmfirth and District Rotary Club, One 17 Charitable Trust, Huddersfield to Sheffield Rail User Group and Network Rail are working towards a £250,000 project to improve safety and facilities at Honley Railway Station.

Jason is chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Rail in the North and is giving his full backing to this project.


Posted by: Jason's Staff | January 12, 2017


Jason once again joined the wonderful volunteers to take part in the monthly Honley community clear up.


Every first Sunday of the month Jason joins volunteers to do clear up which can involve litter picking, and painting railings. If you would like to join the next tidy up the volunteers meet at 1000 on the first Sunday of the month outside Honley Library

Posted by: Jason's Staff | January 11, 2017


Jason joined Huddersfield and Colne Valley’s Ukrainian Community once again this year to celebrate Ukrainian Christmas at the Kalyna Centre on Halifax Road.


There was a variety of traditional Ukrainian food including ‘Borscht’ which is beetroot soup, ‘Varenyky’ which is a type of dumpling and ‘Holubchi’ which are cabbage rolls served with mushroom sauce. Jason is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Ukraine.


Posted by: Jason's Staff | January 10, 2017


Jason has once again raised in Parliament the appalling proposals to downgrade A&E at HRI.


Jason asked: 

“Will the Health Secretary please get the message out there, loud and clear to health bosses up and down the country that we need more capacity in our A&Es. So that when my CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) come forward to NHS England with a request for £285million for their appalling plan to downgrade my local A&E, bulldoze Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and replace it with a small Planned Care Unit with fewer beds, that the money would be better spent on frontline A&E care in one of the country’s biggest towns.  

 To watch Jason’s question and to see the Health Secretary’s response, please click here.





Posted by: Jason's Staff | January 6, 2017


Jason was delighted to visit Scholes J&I School to present them with their new football kits donated by the Premier League. Jason took part in a competition in Parliament where MP’s were given the chance to win a free set of football kits for a local school.



Posted by: Jason's Staff | January 5, 2017


Jason is proud to have two excellent sixth form colleges in his constituency, New College and Greenhead College, who along with Kirklees College provide fantastic opportunities for our young people post-16.


Jason took part in a discussion session at Huddersfield New College with the Government and Politics students alongside Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury.

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Jason later attended Greenhead College Leavers’ Reunion and Awards Evening at Huddersfield Town Hall – 85% of their Class of 2016 moved onto University and 60 students earned Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards. Jason is Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sixth Form Colleges.


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

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Myself and my team – John, Rob, Julia and Stephen would like to wish you all very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. 2016 has been an incredibly eventful year from Brexit, a new Prime Minister, Donald Trump, to even Leicester City winning the Premier League. It really has been a year that will be remembered for throwing the rule book out of the window.

 I would like to thank you for all the support me and my team receive. Whether its cards, letters, cakes or people just coming up to speak to me whilst I’m out and about in the constituency – it really is appreciated.


I will be spending Christmas and New Year with my family and friends at home in the Holme Valley, on Boxing Day I will be cheering on Huddersfield Town at home to Nottingham Forest at the John Smith’s Stadium.

 Please note: My Holmfirth office closes on Thursday 22nd December and will reopen at 0900 on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. If you need to contact me urgently I will be checking my emails at Or you can leave a message on the office phone using 01484 688378.


Posted by: Jason's Staff | December 15, 2016


Jason joined Bob Cryan, the Vice-Chancellor of Huddersfield University, and businessman Alan Lewis for an update tour of the Globe Mill project in Slaithwaite.


The mill is undergoing a multi-million pound restoration and will be home to the University of Huddersfield Innovation Hub, along with commercial and retail units.


The Globe Mill project that will potentially bring 450 jobs to the Colne Valley has been supported by a £2.9 million investment from the Government via the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Business Growth Fund. 2017 is set to be an exciting year for Slaithwaite.


Jason was delighted that the Secretary of State for Defence the Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP visited David Brown Santasalo Gears in Lockwood.



The Defence Secretary officially opened the new Type 26 Global Combat Ship Gearbox Assembly and Test Facility at the Lockwood site. This new facility means quality jobs and apprenticeship for many years to come.

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