Posted by: Jason's Staff | December 24, 2017


I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I’ll be spending the Festive period with family and friends at home in Honley.


2017 has certainly been an eventful year with plenty of highs and lows.

I was thrilled to be at Wembley to see Huddersfield Town clinch promotion to the Premier League after a thrilling penalty shoot out win. But just a week or so later I lost my Colne Valley seat at the General Election despite getting thousands of more votes and increasing my vote share from 2015. I’m proud of the positive way my team and I represented our area over the last 7 years.

I’m delighted to be now working as the Head of Public Affairs at the University of Huddersfield. I’m loving cheering on Town in the Premier League and will be at the Stoke and Burnley games. I’ve joined the One Community Charity Trust, continuing to support local charities, still volunteering in my home village of Honley, continuing to support the community based Let’s Save HRI campaign and I was honoured to be invited to join the Friend to Friend Christmas Party in Holmfirth (pictured).

Thank you for all the continuing messages of goodwill. Thank you to my fab team for their continued friendship and support. Watch this space for exciting news in 2018!

Merry Christmas!


Posted by: Jason's Staff | September 27, 2017

Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival

Jason enjoyed the 12th annual Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival which attracted an estimated 40,000 visitors over the weekend.

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A huge thank you to Festival Organiser Jamie and the team of volunteers who helped make the Festival such a big success.


In the evening Jason enjoyed compering an evening of music at Holmfirth Civic Hall with the Hade Edge Band and Honley Ladies Choir. The concert was fundraising for the League of Friends of Holme Valley Memorial Hospital.

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Posted by: Jason's Staff | September 3, 2017

Let’s Save HRI

Jason continues to fully support the community based cross party campaign to save A&E at HRI – Let’s Save HRI. Jason supported the 24 hour vigil outside HRI and on Bank Holiday Monday he played in the charity football match at the Stafflex Arena to help raise funds for the campaign.

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Jason with campaigners at the vigil outside HRI

“This is my local Hospital and I’m determined to keep fighting to save our A&E”, said Jason. “These reconfigurations have been going on a decade with us losing paediatrics and full maternity under a Labour government.

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Jason at the fundraising football match

Now we face another reconfiguration with the disastrous PFI deal at Halifax (signed by Labour) dictating that A&E services should be centralised at Calderdale. These plans to spend hundreds of millions of pounds on a new reconfigured services leaving Huddersfield with just a small 64 bed hospital make no sense at all. Whilst some just want to attack the current government and score cheap political points, I’m totally focussed on saving a full A&E at HRI.”

Posted by: Jason's Staff | July 24, 2017

Community Spirit

Jason continues to support local community events. Over the weekend he supported the annual Garden Party at the Taylor Funeral Home in Cowlersley fundraising for Kirkwood Hospice.

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On Sunday he joined fellow Honley volunteers at Magdale Fields for the Honley Village Trust big community thank you.

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Jason also supported the Let’s Save HRI Fun Day at Meltham – well done to everyone involved in organising such a wonderful event.

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

Honley Cricket Club

Jason was delighted to join in the celebrations for the official opening ceremony of the new changing rooms and pavilion refurbishment at Honley Cricket Club.

Jason would like to thank Honley Cricket Club and Honley Junior Football Club for inviting him and he was proud to support the project over the past year as it sought funding.

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Congratulations to everyone involved in improving these fantastic community facilities.

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

Community Spirit

Jason continues to support local community events, charities and volunteering in our wonderful community.

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Last weekend he enjoyed the Meltham Memories 1940s Wartime Weekend and went to the preview evening for the Holmfirth Art Week at the Holmfirth Civic Hall which raises thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support. On Sunday morning Jason was back out with the local volunteers for the monthly Honley Village tidy up.

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Posted by: Jason's Staff | June 26, 2017

Midnight Memory Walk

Jason joined over 1200 Midnight Memory Walkers raising £113,000 for Kirkwood Hospice. It was Jason’s 8th Midnight Memory Walk with this years event starting and finishing at Huddersfield University’s wonderful new Oastler Building.

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


Thank you for all the wonderful messages, cards and emails I’ve received since the election result in the early hours of Friday morning. I polled over 2,600 more votes than in 2015 but a poor national campaign and manifesto whilst Mr Corbyn was offering freebies galore meant that we eventually lost out by just 900 votes. Thank you to everyone who volunteered with my campaign team over the last 7 weeks.

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I’m immensely proud to have had the privilege of representing the Colne and Holme and Lindley here and in Westminster for the last 7 years. I’m proud to have always put local people first which led to quite a few rebellious votes. I’m proud of my Jobs Fairs having helped hundreds of local people access quality jobs and apprenticeships. I’m proud to have supported local charities, volunteering and community groups including running the London Marathon twice for the Forget Me Not Trust. I’m proud of my wonderful constituency team, led by John Travis, having helped thousands of local people with a huge variety of issues. I’m proud we treated people with respect and courtesy whatever their political allegiances.

Best wishes to our new Labour MP and her team. I’m not going anywhere, I live here and so Thelma is now my MP. I will be holding her to account on all her promises especially the one saying a vote for her will definitely save our A&E.

After a short break I’m looking forward to some new challenges as well as cheering on Town in the Premier League. Thanks again for the opportunity to serve, it was a great honour.

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Posted by: Jason's Staff | June 7, 2017

Vote Jason, Vote Conservative

This is one of the most important elections in generations – where we have a simple choice between Theresa May as Prime Minister through Brexit and beyond, or Jeremy Corbyn propped up by a coalition of chaos.

My pledges:

I will continue to be a local, hardworking, full-time MP.

I will continue to live here full-time with no 2nd home.

I will continue to put local people first here in the constituency and down in Westminster.

I will continue to volunteer in our community, fundraise for local charities and support local community groups.


My Priorities:

Protecting jobs – Unemployment here is down by 60% since 2010. My Jobs Fairs have helped local people access local businesses who are creating quality jobs and apprenticeships. Hikes in business taxes will costs jobs here. Don’t let Labour crash our economy again by an unfunded spending splurge leading to higher unemployment.

Making Brexit a success – I will support the Prime Minister in getting the best possible deal as we leave the EU.

More cash for our NHS – Locally I will continue fighting for our A&E. The CCG’s plans to spend £285m on building a smaller new HRI with no A&E makes no sense. I am pushing the scrutiny committee to refer the decision for review. We will increase the NHS’s budget every year to ensure every family has the care they need and I will continue to work cross-party for a long-term solution to social care and NHS funding.

Increasing school funding every year – We will increase the overall schools budget by £4 billion by 2022, representing more than a real terms increase for every year of the parliament.

Looking after pensionersWe will make sure nobody has to sell their family home to pay for care; you will never have to go below £100,000 of your assets and we are looking at capping care costs so you will always have something to pass on to your family.


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