Category: News

Harrogate NHS gets funding boost for winter A&E

Local MP Andrew Jones has welcomed news today that Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is set to receive an additional £527,000 to support Accident & Emergency (A&E) capacity ahead of the winter months. The extra cash means that the Trust will be able to increase its A&E capacity, put enhanced infection prevention and control[…]

11 August, 2020

MP reveals extent of Covid-19 support to local businesses

New statistics showing the huge Government support to individuals and businesses in Harrogate and Knaresborough have been released by local MP Andrew Jones. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the government has provided a huge and unprecedented package of support to protect both lives and livelihoods through this incredibly challenging period. In total, more than £160 billion[…]

10 August, 2020

Local MP welcomes government boost for local business park

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has welcomed a grant for the Harrogate West Business Park off Burley Bank Road from the government’s Getting Building Fund. The £900 million fund was established to deliver jobs, skills and infrastructure across the country. The fund is targeted to supporting the delivery of so-called shovel-ready infrastructure projects –[…]

4 August, 2020

“We’re with you”: MP’s message to Harrogate Town.

Harrogate MP Andrew Jones has joined well-wishers from across the community cheering on Harrogate Town for its playoff final on Sunday against Notts County. The match could see our local team promoted into English Football League 2 (EFL2), the first rung of the Football League, for the first time in its history. Mr Jones said:[…]

30 July, 2020

MP gives cautious welcome to Stray FM pledges

The future of much-loved local radio station Stray FM was cast into doubt earlier this year when owners Bauer Media revealed that the station was to become part of their Greatest Hits Radio network.  Business and community figures, including local MP Andrew Jones, voiced concerns about the future of local news reporting, community support, advertising[…]

8 July, 2020

“Share your memories to save Stray FM”: MP urges

Harrogate and Knaresborough’s MP has appealed to local people to join the campaign to save Stray FM by sharing their stories about how the popular local station has helped them, local charities and local businesses.  Andrew Jones has already written to the Group Manager Director of Bauer Media Group seeking reassurances over the future content[…]

12 June, 2020

Local MP calls for urgent assurances on Stray FM future

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has written to Dee Ford CBE, the Group Managing Director of Bauer Media Group seeking reassurances on the future of local radio station, Stray FM. The group has announced that the station will be renamed GREATEST HITS RADIO North Yorkshire.  The rationale given is that Bauer Media Group, who[…]

1 June, 2020

MP’s concern over unemployment figures

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has expressed his ‘immense concern’ over the latest unemployment figures for his Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency. The figures for April, released by the Department for Employment earlier today, showed a large increase in the number of unemployed locally with 2,570 claimants – up over 1,500 on the March figure. […]

19 May, 2020

“Plan now for lockdown to ease”: MP urges local community

Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge MP, Andrew Jones, has urged local businesses and community groups to plan for how they might come out of lockdown.  The call comes as the next lockdown review is due in just ten days time. While no details are yet available about how restrictions on movement and gatherings are going to[…]

27 April, 2020

Local MP’s welcome for Captain Tom

Harrogate MP Andrew Jones has welcomed news that Captain Tom Moore, fundraising hero for NHS charities, will be opening the NHS Nightingale Hospital at Harrogate Convention Centre tomorrow. Captain Tom has raised over £26m for NHS charities by doing 100 circuits of his garden to celebrate his one-hundredth birthday on 30 April.  The initiative captured[…]

20 April, 2020

View from Westminster: Coronavirus

When I became the Conservative candidate for Harrogate & Knaresborough back in 2007 I hoped I would succeed the popular Phil Willis and represent the area where I live. At the General Election in 2010 local people did me the honour of electing me to do just that. I could never though have predicted some[…]

15 April, 2020

MP wants to build community support during coronavirus epidemic

Local MP Andrew Jones is launching a scheme to match people self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak with people who can help.  The plan is designed to support the work of the local councils, the NHS and voluntary services. Mr Jones is asking people to tell him what support they need when they are self-isolating to[…]

18 March, 2020