Posted by: Jason McCartney | January 24, 2011

No Ordinary Day

I’ve been visiting a lot of schools recently and school children often ask me to describe a typical day as an MP. Well there’s no such thing as a typical day – thank goodness.

Take last Friday. I began the day at Clough Head and Wellhouse primary schools, where I met the joint Head Teacher, staff and answered questions from the pupils. I then headed into Huddersfield for the official opening of the new NHS Community Services headquarters at Folly Hall. I met the local mental health teams. A quick bite to eat and I was off to meet up with a Lockwood businessman and volunteers at the Crosland Moor community centre. I said hello to the Bridge Club – many of them know my Mum as she’s a keen local Bridge player. Next was a site visit for a controversial planning application for a wind turbine in the Holme Valley. Then it was back to my Holmfirth office to catch up with John and Sally, deal with correspondence and host a meeting with a constituent.

Early evening I was invited to the relaunch of Colne Valley High School’s Sports Hall. I chatted to the young folk using the trampolines and astroturf pitches. I also caught up with the Pennine Schools Partnership team. Finally it was back home to Honley for an hour unwinding at the newly reopened Coach and Horses.

Clough Head SchoolClough Head Junior and Infant School

Wellhouse SchoolWellhouse Junior and Infant School

Colne Valley High SchoolColne Valley High School

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