Speeches in Parliament

🎥 The Woodland Trust

Proud to have hosted The Woodland Trust reception in Parliament. Plans for the Northern Forest are not only good in helping to tackle climate change but will also play a future role in flood management.

🎥 Storm Damage and Flooding

As the clean up after Storm Ciara begins Jason called for a serious review of planning policies which are increasing the instances of flash floods - we can’t just keep tarmacing and paving over our greenfields!

🎥 Tree Planting

Jason joined the Woodland Trust in calling for Councils to have Emergency Tree Plans and to ensure new developments have a minimum of 30% tree canopy cover.

🎥 Fighting Crime

After a series of burglaries, car thefts and anti social behaviour incidents, Jason welcomed the hundreds of new Police Officers being recruited by West Yorkshire Police whilst good local Neighbourhood Watch Schemes can also play an important role in making our community safer.

🎥 Lloyds Bank Branch closure in Holmfirth

Jason was appalled to hear that Lloyds are set to close their branch in Holmfirth in April.  Jason raised it in Parliament yesterday and will be meeting a Senior Director next week.

🎥 Jason calls for rail investment

As the Government is meeting to decide the future of HS2, Jason called for wide-ranging rail investment across our area to increase capacity and improve reliability.

🎥 Veterans Railcard

Jason, who’s an RAF veteran, asked the Veterans Minister, Johnny Mercer about the introduction of a new Veterans Railcard giving former servicemen and women and their families discounted travel.

🎥 Motorhomes and Vehicle Excise Duty

Jason spoke in the Westminster Hall to ask the Treasury to think again about the 705% increase in road fund tax for new motorhomes which came into force on 1 September.