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.

Vote: West Yorkshire can have greater powers over transport and health - but needs to agree to an elected mayor first

Chancellor George Osborne sets out vision for Northern Powerhouse - who would you choose for mayor?

Re-elected Kirklees councillors Edgar Holroyd-Doveton (top left), Donna Bellamy, Hilary Richards and Ken Sims

Ed Miliband's resignation 'a tragedy' says defeated Colne Valley candidate Jane East

And Tory Jason McCartney says he feels for both Mr Miliband and Nick Clegg


5 things we learned from the 2015 General Election locally

Who had the overall share of the Kirklees vote?

General Election 2015: Jason McCartney cruises to victory in Colne Valley

The Conservative MP won with 25,246 votes – 5,378 ahead of Labour’s Jane East on 19,868

Who won the General Election? When will we know?

Everything you need to know about when we will find out the Kirklees and Calder Valley results

Election predictions and forecasts - which of our seats will go to the wire and which are safe bets

With the polls showing the main parties neck and neck in the General Election 2015 - Joanne Douglas looks at who's odds on locally and who faces a fight

Nick Clegg delivers Liberal Democrat campaign leaflets; a selection of leaflets

General election 2015: Do candidates leaflets actually persuade you to vote?

Expert says it shows willing and gives parties a 'drip-drip' message ability

General Election 2015: 5 things we learned from the general election 2015 Colne Valley hustings

Fair society, housing, legal aid, transport and NHS on the agenda

All seven Colne Valley would-be MPs line up together to pitch for your vote

Our political reporter Joanne Douglas attended the last of the Colne Valley hustings - see what she made of it here

Memorial to bomber crew killed in crash at Farnley Tyas

Seventy three years on, RAF veterans unveil plaque to honour victims at crash site

Marsden Mechanics Hall

Last chance to grill Colne Valley candidates with general election hustings in Marsden

All seven candidates will hold a public Q&A session

'Holme Valley' on agenda as councillors set to rule on four housing bids for valley beauty spots

Plus plans for two key Lindley sites and Huddersfield University's flagship new-build will be decided by Kirklees councillors

Local general election 2015 candidates confirmed: see the full list for our area here

Candidates for Huddersfield, Colne Valley, Dewsbury, Batley and Spen

General Election 2015: David Cameron talks to young apprentices in Meltham

Camira Fabrics visit for man who wants to be our next Prime Minister

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett holds Q&A with Holme Valley pensioners

Retired Yorkshire MP discusses austerity, pensions and NHS over tea and cakes

Colne Valley general election candidates appear at first hustings - see what was said here

Our reporter Joanne Douglas attended the hustings at St John's Church in Golcar - see what she made of it

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a debate in the House of Commons

Defence Secretary hails Huddersfield firm as vital to Britiain's defence line

Michael Fallon toured David Brown Gears after it was awarded a major defence contract


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