Speeches in Parliament

πŸŽ₯ 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!

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Jason McCartney MP

Thank you Mr Speaker.

πŸŽ₯ 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.

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Jason McCartney MP

πŸŽ₯ 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.

πŸŽ₯ Lloyds Bank Branch closure in Holmfirth

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

Our High Streets need community banking.

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Jason McCartney MP

πŸŽ₯ 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.

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Jason McCartney MP

πŸŽ₯ 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.

Jason McCartney MP

πŸŽ₯ 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.

Jason McCartney MP

I’d like to thank the Minister for giving way.Β Β Β 

πŸŽ₯ Jason Extols the virtues of our area

Jason McCartney MP told the Leader of the House of Commons that Huddersfield, Slaithwaite and Marsden has many wonderful old Mills and Warehouses which would be ideal locations as the Government looks to relocate Departments and QUANGOS to the North and Midlands.

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