Jason is a proud Yorkshireman who lives in Honley. He was elected as the MP for Colne Valley with a majority of 4,837. His constituency office is in Holmfirth.
Jason was appointed to the UK Delegation of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly by the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague, and serves on its Defence and Security Committee. Jason is a member of the Transport Select Committee and the Executive Committee of the influential 1922 Committee. Jason is active with many All Party Groups acting as Co-Chairman of the Gas Safety Group and for the Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood Group. He’s Vice Chairman for Rail in the North, Post Offices, Global Education for All, Hepatology, Yorkshire & North Lincs, BBC, Air Ambulance, 2014 Tour De France in Yorkshire, Cycling, ITV, City Regions Transport & Ahmadiyya Muslim Community groups.
Jason has stacks of real life experience. He was an RAF Officer serving at home and abroad including tours in Turkey, Las Vegas and Iraq reaching the rank of Flight Lieutenant. On leaving the RAF Jason had a spell with BBC Local Radio before joining Calendar News at ITV Yorkshire in Leeds. Jason is the President of the Huddersfield branch of the Royal Air Force Association. He is a member of the Royal British Legion New Mill branch and is a keen supporter of the RAF Benevolent Fund. He is a Huddersfield Town season ticket holder and supports Huddersfield Giants RL.
Jason has raised thousands of pounds for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice by running the London Marathon twice. He raises funds for Kirkwood Hospice by taking part in the Midnight Memory Walk every summer. He has also raised thousands of pounds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by taking part in the Huddersfield Town “Pedal for Pounds” charity bike rides with hundreds of fellow Town fans. Jason spends a full week volunteering in his community each summer. Jason is passionate about getting young people into training, education or work. He works closely with local schools, colleges and businesses to boost local apprenticeships. He’s organising a Jobs Fair in the summer.