Andrew Jones MP welcomes reduction in local unemployment but warns there is still further to go

Unemployment in Harrogate and Knaresborough has fallen month-on-month to 3 per cent of the population aged 16-64.  The national claimant rate is 5.2 per cent, leaving the constituency below the national unemployment average. The August 2021 figures for the unadjusted claimant count have been published today, which show the number of people who were claimingContinue reading “Andrew Jones MP welcomes reduction in local unemployment but warns there is still further to go”

MP supports Macmillan’s Coffee Morning in Parliament

Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough has raised a mug in support of Macmillan’s Coffee Morning and is encouraging his constituents to do the same. Now in its 30th year, the charity fundraiser usually sees millions of pounds donated every year to help support people affected by cancer.  Every 90 seconds someone in theContinue reading “MP supports Macmillan’s Coffee Morning in Parliament”

PhysioNet: loading the 15,000th wheelchair

Yorkshire based PhysioNet, a national charity with a strong Rotary influence, has loaded its 108th container of unwanted physiotherapy equipment for disabled people including its 15,000th   wheelchair. The charity was started by Knaresborough Rotarian Peter Thompson after he visited Sarajevo, in 2004, where he was impressed by the work of the charity Hope and HomesContinue reading “PhysioNet: loading the 15,000th wheelchair”

ASDA the next stop for MP’s ‘shoppers surgery’

Following an enforced hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, constituents will get the chance to chat with their local MP at his regular ‘shoppers surgery’ to be held at ASDA in Harrogate on Saturday 18 September 2021. Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, is holding his next public surgery at the store from 10am toContinue reading “ASDA the next stop for MP’s ‘shoppers surgery’”

Local MP welcomes temporary Bilsdale transmitter replacement

Local MP, Andrew Jones, has today welcomed the installation of a temporary tv and radio transmitter located at Sutton Bank.  The installation has resulted in the return of tv and radio to thousands of homes across Harrogate & Knaresborough and North Yorkshire after weeks of outage following the fire on the North York Moors. AndrewContinue reading “Local MP welcomes temporary Bilsdale transmitter replacement”

MP highlights importance of East Coast mainline for union connectivity

Local MP, Andrew Jones, has this week highlighted the importance of the East Coast mainline for union connectivity during questions to the Scotland Secretary. The East Coast mainline runs between London Kings Cross, travelling north through to Leeds and York before reaching Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.  Thousands of travellers rely on the East Coast mainlineContinue reading “MP highlights importance of East Coast mainline for union connectivity”

Andrew Jones MP welcomes Knaresborough High Street news

There has been a raft of good news for Knaresborough’s High Street recently. Harrogate Borough Council are pressing ahead with the renovations of the three High Street shops it purchased earlier this year.  Planning permission for the three shops and residential flats above has been granted and work is underway. In addition, our town isContinue reading “Andrew Jones MP welcomes Knaresborough High Street news”

Boost for North Yorkshire’s growth as A1(M) junction improvements head towards completion

A1(M) improvements which will support the future growth of the Harrogate and Knaresborough areas are making good progress.  The £10m project at junction 47 (Allerton Park) involves widening three of the four slip roads onto and off the roundabout to increase capacity as well as a number of junction improvements.  Last week, Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones visited the works to getContinue reading “Boost for North Yorkshire’s growth as A1(M) junction improvements head towards completion”

“Enough is enough”: MP’s mast frustration

Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge MP, Andrew Jones, has written to the Chief Executive of Arqiva and the Secretary of State for Culture calling for more focussed action to restore TV signals to thousands of households in North Yorkshire.  Mr Jones’s intervention comes amid reports that a signal might not be restored to some parts ofContinue reading ““Enough is enough”: MP’s mast frustration”