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.

Kirklees politicians demand wheels be put in motion to create influential 'cycling champion' for the area

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney and former mayor and Mirfield Councillor, Martyn Bolt, believe the role is vital to make cycling safer

Site of new Lidl store on Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth

Lidl ready to open Holmfirth store

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney will be among those taking part in the official opening of the new Lidl store in Holmfirth

Taxi

Kirklees Council helps force government re-think over 'stupid idea' on taxis

Deregulation Bill clauses meant anyone could be allowed to drive an off-duty taxi - but councils including Kirklees have forced a re-think

Craig Hepburn from Linwood, Renfrewshire who was stabbed to death in Marsden

Family of Marsden murder victim Craig Hepburn campaign to make son's killers serve full sentence

“Before this happened to my family, I would see stories on TV about innocent people being murdered and I’d think it was so sad but at least the people responsible were being locked up for a long time"

Huddersfield MPs cross swords over plans to quadruple maximum jail terms from six months to two years for internet trolls

Justice secretary, Chris Grayling, is behind the tough new laws regarding those convicted of sending threatening and vile messages

National Citizen Scheme graduates recognised for their fundraising efforts

The NCS scheme is run from The Zone on Leeds Road in Huddersfield

Jason McCartney MP, Head Boy James Leslie, Head Girl Hannah Gilkar and Year Three form tutor Fiona Smith bury the time capsule

Youngsters at Huddersfield Grammar School bury time capsule

Kindergarten kids plant memories for when they leave school

Jason McCartney urges people to get in the pink to help fight breast cancer

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney will don his best pink outfit in the fight against breast cancer when he takes part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, Wear It Pink day.

400 attend Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney's jobs fair in Marsden

20 employers were on the look out for dozens of new recruits and apprentices at the event, which is the second to be hosted in the region

Opening of Jason's Jobs fair, Holmfirth. Dean Hoyle prepares to cut the ribbon flanked by Jason McCartney MP and Steve Bullas (left) chairman of event sponsor Camira.

MP's Jason's Jobs Fair to be held in Marsden next week

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney is again behind the special event which will bring together dozens of local employers and those looking for work to tackle unemployment in the area

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman votes against air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

Veteran MP fears innocent people could be at risk from bombing

Yorkshire flag

What will change for Yorkshire after Scotland referendum vote?

“Those at Westminster have to listen to the arguments and will have to devolve more power. It will be a question of the MPs being like turkeys and voting for Christmas; things have to change” says expert

Businessman Jon Gamble from go2eventhire is seen displaying his YES and NO signs ahead of voting in the Scottish Referendum
Longwood Sing at Nab End Tower, Longwood. Musical director Suzanne Smelt.

Watch: Over 200 people sing clouds away at 141st Longwood Sing

Toddlers to the over nineties all played their part in performing a selection of rousing hymns accompanied by the Golcar Band

Disabled Huddersfield teen faces missing out on trip of a lifetime as NHS wheelchair wrangle rumbles on

The girl, who suffers with cerebral palsy, has been waiting since May for a larger manual chair but has been left in limbo amid the privatisation of Huddersfield and Calderdale’s wheelchair service

Former mayor Margaret Bates

Journalists

Doug Thomson
Huddersfield Town correspondent
Chris Roberts
Huddersfield Giants correspondent
Louise Cooper
Crime correspondent
Nick Lavigueur
Health Correspondent
Joanne Douglas
Local Government Correspondent
Linda Whitwam
Education Correspondent
Henryk Zientek
Business Correspondent
Val Javin
Features Editor
Martin Shaw
Mirfield Correspondent