Jason McCartney

Jason McCartney

Jason McCartney is the Conversative MP for the Colne Valley. Mr McCartney, who was born in 1968, served in the RAF for nine years reaching the rank of flight lieutenant. He went on to work as a journalist before being elected in 2010. He is a Huddersfield Town fan.

Jeremy Corbyn and Jason McCartney

What do left-wing Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn and Colne Valley Conservative MP Jason McCartney have in common?

They may not be cut from quite the same cloth but the pair do have at least one similarity

Honley historian Alan Brooke denied chance to fight against Islamic State 'due to his age'

Alan Brooke meets Kurdish rebels holding back extremists

Tory councillor Mark Hemingway blasts Kirklees planning committee for being "too political"

Councillor claims Lindley is unfairly targeted for new development

The Spitfire over Slaithwaite; Edward Sharman, Frank Smith, Richard Brown and Donald Irving wait for the flypast, and Former RAF wireless operator Frank Smith with former RAF Sgt Don Irving.

Hundreds cheer Spitfire flypast as Slaithwaite firm marks 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Textile firm Glenbrae made special scarves ahead of village flypast for RAF Benovelent Fund

The Grimescar Valley looking towards Birkby.

Loss of Grimescar Valley 'tip of iceberg' as Local Plan targets 35,000 new homes

Colne Valley Tory MP Jason McCartney attacks council planners over threat to green fields

Latitude7 founder Martin Haigh set for London Triathlon

Martin Haigh, of Brighouse-based Latitude7, aims to raise £2,000 for charity by competing in the London Triathlon

Council approves plan for development in Grimescar Valley

Campaigners 'disgusted' as councillors approve plan for 190 homes in Grimescar Valley

Developers win backing to build in Huddersfield beauty spot after campaigners' pleas to save valley

Construction work resumes to re-develop Globe Mills in Slaithwaite by Hartley Property Group whose first stage was due to open in June

Councillors called on the company to now keep the public in the loop due to the delay in the project

Grimescar Valley campaigners ready for a week of protest

Planning committee to rule on controversial housing plans

The land on Sude Hill Terrace

Holme Valley Parish Council should be "ashamed" of itself for putting profit before community over housing plan, meeting hears

Affiliated Land Charity housing plan has divided community over plans for homes in New Mill

Leymoor Road, Golcar

20 house plan for busy Golcar's Leymoor Road gets go-ahead

The new development site, formerly a garage, will be accessed from an existing development known as the Picture House

Grimescar Valley plans for 190 new homes recommended for outline approval by Kirklees Council officers

But it will be up to Kirklees councillors to rule on the controversial plans when they meet next Thursday

Dewsbury Labour MP Paula Sherriff

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff rebels against own party to vote against government's £12bn welfare cuts plan

See how our local MPs voted on the £12bn welfare cuts here - and who followed the party line

Lamb Hall Road graveyard, Longwood, Huddersfield

It should be five war heroes' final resting place but a Longwood graveyard is being targeted by stone thieves

The former Longwood Methodist Church graveyard has five war graves still cared for by the War Graves Commission - but keeps falling prey to thieves

Sir Patrick Stewart with MP Rob Marris, and, right, during the debate.

Sir Patrick Stewart speaks in support of assisted dying at Westminster debate on right to die bill

The event was hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Choice at the End of Life

Old Tube trains will NOT be used on Huddersfield line between Manchester and Leeds, Government confirms

In February we told you how a businessman with family ties to Huddersfield was spearheading a bid to run refurbished Tube trains on rail lines across the North of England

MPs get 10% payrise: Find out what your local MP told us they'd do with it

An independent body confirmed this week that MPs’ pay will rise from £67,060 to £74,000, backdated to May 8 - so we asked MPs if they would keep the money


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