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

HUDDERSFIELD RAFA CELEBRATE ST GEORGE’S DAY

As Honorary President of the Huddersfield branch of the Royal Air Forces Association, Jason joined fellow RAF veterans and families to celebrate St George’s Day with a lunch in Lindley. Jason served as an RAF Officer for ten years and is proud to have just been re-elected as Hon President of the local RAFA branch.

RAFA 2017

 

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 21, 2017

Fun, Friendship and Fitness

Jason visited the multi-sports programme for young people with additional needs in the Sports Hall at Colne Valley High School.

colne Valley Sports Workshops 2

The project delivered by Sports Works Yorkshire focusses on enhancing positive health outcomes for participants as well developing life skills, confidence and self-esteem through inclusive sports sessions.

Colne Valley Sports Workshops

 

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 20, 2017

COMPANIONSHIP CENTRE

Jason was delighted to join with Age UK Kirklees at Sandy Mount Care Home in Crosland Moor to see their project to help tackle loneliness.

Sandy Mount - 2

Local elderly people are invited into the home for games, activities, a cuppa and a chat. Jason spoke with some of the local people benefitting from this wonderful initiative and discussed ways to extend it. Jason fully supports the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, to find out more please click here.  

 Sandy Mount - 1

 

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 18, 2017

GENERAL ELECTION

The Prime Minister has just announced, subject to a Parliamentary vote, there will be a General Election on 8th June 2017

I am fully in support of this announcement and I look forward to the campaign ahead. We need certainty, stability and strong leadership, Theresa May has done this since day one. The country voted to leave the European Union, now is the time for the nation to come together and make it a success. We need strong leadership with a strong majority to make the impact our Prime Minister, Theresa May needs to do this.

Theresa May Announcement

To date the Government has delivered on the mandate the country gave it from the referendum in June 2016. Britain is leaving the European Union and there can be no turning back. And as we look to the future, the government has the right plan for negotiating our new relationship with Europe. To quote the Prime Ministers statement

‘In recent weeks Labour has threatened to vote against the deal we reach with the European Union.

The Liberal Democrats have said they want to grind the business of government to a standstill.

The Scottish National party say they will vote against the legislation that formally repeals Britain’s membership of the European Union.

And unelected members of the House of Lords have vowed to fight us every step of the way.

Our opponents believe that because the government’s majority is so small, our resolve will weaken and that they can force us to change course.

They are wrong.

They underestimate our determination to get the job done and I am not prepared to let them endanger the security of millions of working people across the country’.

Now is the time to give Theresa May the option to make Brexit a success for everybody, a country that works for everyone, where we decide where we spend our money and what laws we set. We cannot allow Corbyn’s Chaos to damage the country in the same way he has damaged his party.   

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 4, 2017

Institute of Railway Research at Huddersfield University

Jason joined Chancellor Emeritus, Sir Patrick Stewart and Vice Chancellor, Bob Cryan CBE to see the investment that has been put into the Institute of Railway Research, which is based at Huddersfield University. The investment has come from a number of sources including the Government backed Regional Growth Fund.

Institute of Railway Research

The Institute of Railway Research (IRR) is a world leading centre in the field of railway engineering and risk. Their research has helped to improve the knowledge of the way in which railway vehicles interact with the track to increase safety and reliability levels, reduce cost and improve performance of the railway system.

To find out more about the great work they do, please visit their website.

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

COMMUNITY SPIRIT

Jason took part in community litter picks this weekend. On Saturday he joined the Brockholes Village Trust team and on Sunday he once again joined the Keep Honley Tidy Volunteering Team. In Honley they were painting Yellow Bikes ready for the upcoming bike race Le Tour de Yorkshire which passes through the village on Sunday 30th April 2017.

 

 

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | March 31, 2017

Another Busy Day in the Constituency

Jason began another busy day in the constituency at the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce breakfast business forum at the John Smith’s Stadium. He held a Q&A session as he heard first-hand about the issues affecting local businesses.

 Chamber of Commerce Business Forum

He then visited the new Beaumont Primary Academy in Crosland Moor. Jason was delighted to go on a tour of the new academy and take part in a Q&A session about his life as an MP.

Beaumont Primary Visit

 Later on he visited Jim Woodhead, Director of A for Agency in Milnsbridge, to discuss how the government can do even better for small businesses.

 Visit to A for Agency

ason has had further meetings at his office this afternoon and is taking part in a number events across the constituency including a residents meeting on broadband this evening. Over the weekend Jason is supporting local village tidy ups and of course cheering on Huddersfield Town.

 

 

Posted by: Jason's Staff | March 29, 2017

A Plan for Britain, A Plan for Colne Valley

Jason was in the chamber of the House of Commons on the historic day the Prime Minister triggered article 50.  The people of the Colne and Holme valleys and Lindley will see a country working for everyone, now the Prime Minister has started the process for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

The Prime Minister, Theresa May will now lead the Conservative Government to deliver on a Plan for Britain.

Theresa May triggers A50

The plan means there will be a fairer society where success is based on merit, not privilege, a stronger economy where everybody plays by the same rules and a global Britain that is outward-looking.

Jason welcomed the triggering of Article 50 and said he was determined to deliver on these plans for everybody living in Colne Valley. “As the Conservative Government begins negotiations with our friends in Europe, we will provide as much certainty and clarity as we can at every stage.”

Jason will continue to keep you updated throughout the process on his web site. The Government has also launchedplanforbritain.gov.uk which sets out the 12 negotiating objectives as they build a new and equal partnership with the European Union.

“Conservatives have a plan to get the right deal for Britain abroad and a better deal for ordinary working people in Colne Valley too. Our Plan for Britain will deliver a country that is stronger, fairer, more united and more outward-looking than ever before.” Jason said.

Posted by: Jason's Staff | March 21, 2017

HANDS OFF HRI

Jason has once again spoken out in Parliament against plans to downgrade A&E at HRI. During questions to the Secretary of State for Health Jason asked: ‘On these important questions on A&Es does the Secretary of State agree with me that it makes no sense at all for my local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to be bringing forward a business case to spend an extra £300 million on bulldozing HRI and downgrading our A&E’

 Jason McCartney MP - Commons

The proposals to downgrade A&E at HRI are appalling and Jason is still urging the doctors who sit on the CCG to think again. There is still a long way to go and we all need to keep campaigning to Save A&E at HRI. Jason supports the pan political community Hands OFF HRI campaign led by Karl Deitch.

To watch the question and the Secretary of State’s response please click here

 

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