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Andrew Jones MP

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Nobody wanted this lockdown, but there is a big difference between the current restrictions and previous ones. That difference is the light at the end of the tunnel provided by the vaccines. And the good news about the vaccination programme seems to be building locally and nationally. The approval of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca and Moderna[…]

21 January, 2021

Covid-19 vaccination progress – 13 January 2021

COVID-19 vaccination progress. We are all keen for as much information as possible about the national and local roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine which is why I am writing to you today. The vaccine provides us with a light at the end of the tunnel in the current lockdown but the medical advice we are receiving could[…]

13 January, 2021

MP’s shock at free school meal packages

In the first school week of the new lockdown pupils eligible for free school meals have been receiving packed lunches.  However, the adequacy of these packages has already been questioned by local MP Andrew Jones. Mr Jones was contacted by a constituent in Knaresborough who told him that she had received two pre-packed sandwiches, two[…]

13 January, 2021

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A lot of people will be glad to see the back of 2020.  And as befitting the bleakness of the year, its passing will happen quietly, sombrely and without fanfare.  There’ll be no fireworks from around the world and no crowds linking hands and singing Auld Lang Syne. It was a year that brought new[…]

21 December, 2020

Network Rail completes multi-million upgrade to Knaresborough to York rail route

Network Rail has completed a major £9.8million upgrade to the rail route between Knaresborough and Poppleton which will improve services for passengers for years to come. The project has been carried out by Network Rail and funded by North Yorkshire County Council and the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership supported by Government funding[…]

8 December, 2020

Government fund awards over £400,000 to 20 local charities

In May the government set up the Coronavirus Community Support Fund – a £200m cashpot with two aims: 1.     To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations. 2.     To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the[…]

16 November, 2020

Local MP welcomes jobs figure with caution

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has welcomed the latest jobs figures for the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency.  The figures show a fall in those out of work and claiming unemployment-related benefits overall and, importantly, a decrease in the number of young people between 19 and 24 on the jobless roll. However, Mr Jones again[…]

13 November, 2020

MP’s action just the ticket

Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has succeeded in bringing about a change in policy for car parking at St James’s Retail Park in Knaresborough. Customers were angry at having been given fines for parking in what they thought were spaces on St James Retail Park in Knaresborough.  The spaces were actually unmarked trolley bays without any[…]

9 November, 2020

Let’s put our best face on! Harrogate and Knaresborough MP backs bus operator’s face coverings drive

Put your best face on – that’s the plea from Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones as the town’s leading bus company reminds customers that wearing a face covering on board is now compulsory. Mr Jones is supporting The Harrogate Bus Company’s campaign to make it easier for everyone who can wear a face covering[…]

16 October, 2020

Local MP, Andrew Jones, welcomes latest economic assistance for individuals and businesses

Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough, has welcomed the assistance provided to individuals and businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic to date. In Harrogate, Knaresborough, Boroughbridge and the surrounding villages, the Government has provided the following support: Funding 136,000 meals through the Eat Out to Help Out scheme to the cost of £931,000. Paid the[…]

24 September, 2020

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There is a lot of talk right now about how our councils are going to be organised in the future.  And our Conservative-led district council and county council are working up separate proposals.  Liberal Democrats (who run York City Council) have different views from how Harrogate’s seven opposition Liberal Democrat councillors see the future.  So,[…]

21 September, 2020

MP congratulates Town on perfect start to football league life

MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough, Andrew Jones, has congratulated the Harrogate Town AFC team on their perfect start to life in the football league following the resounding 4-0 victory away at Southend United. Goals from Jack Muldoon, Lloyd Kerry and Aaron Martin sealed the win for Harrogate Town AFC in their first game in the[…]

14 September, 2020