Posted by: Jason's Staff | December 2, 2016


Jason joined hundreds of students, staff and parents at the Moor End Academy Annual Presentation Evening at Huddersfield Town Hall.


It was a brilliant evening celebrating the achievements and successes of students past and present and to wish ‘Class of 2016’ the best of luck for their future endeavours. Jason is pictured with Head Girl, Isobel and Head Boy Abdullah.


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


Jason hosted the 4th Annual Anthony Nolan Supporters Awards at the House of Commons to celebrate the achievements of their dedicated supporters and to thank them for their hard work for such a brilliant cause. Jason was honoured to host the award ceremony and to congratulate the inspiring winners for their well-deserved awards. There was a total of 15 awards to be won from Donor of the Year Award to Individual Fundraiser of the year. It was a fantastic event to be a part of and once again Jason would like to congratulate all of the winners and nominees for their tremendous work for Anthony Nolan.

 Jason McCartney MP Anthony Nolan.jpg

Anthony Nolan matches individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and blood disorders who desperately need lifesaving transplants. They also conduct world-class research into stem cell matching and transplants. For more information about the great work of Anthony Nolan please click here

Jason is pictured with ten year old Kieron Fairclough who received the John Petchey Young Hero of the Year award and Doctor actor Andrew Hayden-Smith who was nominated for Celebrity Supporter of the Year.


Posted by: Jason's Staff | November 25, 2016


Jason was delighted to attend the Textile Centre of Excellence Awards celebrating the success of our local textile manufacturers. Jason spoke about how we all need to embrace the opportunities that Brexit will bring as he talked about a bright future for British textiles and manufacturing.


Among the winners were Meltham based Camira Fabrics who were named ‘Training Company of the Year’.

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


Jason had a lovely visit to Marsden J&I school to select the winner of his annual Christmas card competition. There were many fantastic designs for Jason to choose from which made selecting a winner a very hard decision.


Thank you to all the children who took part. Jason will put the image of the winning design on his website once the cards have been produced. As per usual no public funds will be used in the production or postage of Jason’s annual Christmas card.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | November 11, 2016


Jason joined hundreds of local school children and local veterans for the Armistice Day service at Greenhead Park War Memorial. As a former RAF Officer Jason was proud to lay a wreath as we remember all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.


Jason will be attending a number of local Remembrance Sunday Services alongside veterans of our Armed Forces, current service personnel and local residents. That afternoon Jason will then be hosting a Remembrance Sunday lunch for RAF veterans and their families in his capacity as the Honorary President of the RAF Association of Huddersfield.


Posted by: Jason's Staff | November 7, 2016


Jason was at a very well attended community meeting in Lindley organised by hardworking local Councillor Gemma Wilson. Local police and Councillors were at the meeting which Gemma organised in response to a spate of criminal acts in the community.


Jason was shocked and absolutely appalled to hear about the criminality and vandalism which has been taking place. Firm action now needs to be taken to tackle this behaviour.


Posted by: Jason's Staff | November 4, 2016


Jason attended the Huddersfield Examiner Business Awards at the John Smith’s Stadium. He’d like to congratulate all the nominees and winners, among them were Oakes based The Pink Link who were named Small Business of the Year and Syngenta won the Community Award. Nick Glynne, owner of Buy It Direct, was named Businessman of the Year.



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

Lightowlers Yarns

Jason visited Lightowlers Yarns in Meltham. At the family run business Jason learnt about the machinery they use including scribblers, carders & slubbing billys.


They use traditional methods to produce their quality yarns for some large international companies including Ralph Lauren in New York.


Jason is looking forward to attending the Textile Centre of Excellence Awards on 25th November.


Posted by: Jason's Staff | October 11, 2016


Jason met up with #HandsOffHRI campaigners in Westminster to deliver their petition with 135,085 signatures to Downing Street.


The petition opposes the plans by the doctors on the Clinical Commissioning Group to downgrade A&E at HRI. Jason said ‘It is crucial that these plans do not go ahead. Huddersfield is a growing University town and we need a full A&E unit at HRI. The CCG’s proposals don’t have the support of local people, they don’t have the support of local MPs and crucially they don’t have the support of the GPs on the Kirklees Medical Council. The CCG needs to think again.”







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