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Andrew Jones Member of Parliament for Harrogate & Knaresborough

Andrew Jones MP

Member of Parliament for Harrogate & Knaresborough

News

  • Records smashed on local unemployment

    Records smashed on local unemployment

    September 16, 2016

    Unemployment in Harrogate & Knaresborough has been consistently low for several years but this month’s figures smashed all the previous record figures.  Just 366 people were registered unemployed and claiming benefits – that is over 9 per cent lower than the previous record figure in December 2015. Youth unemployment last month also fell to a […]

  • Over a hundred walk to beat Alzheimer’s

    Over a hundred walk to beat Alzheimer’s

    September 13, 2016

    Last Saturday saw Harrogate’s second Memory Walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.  The walk was organised by Andrew Jones MP and the Alzheimer’s Society with the aim of raising £5,000 for research in to a cure for Alzheimer’s and support for those living with the disease. Memory Walks are the Alzheimer’s Society’s highest profile […]

  • Alzheimer’s storyline Emmerdale star to join Harrogate Memory Walk

    Alzheimer’s storyline Emmerdale star to join Harrogate Memory Walk

    September 6, 2016

    Over the last year regular viewers of popular ITV drama Emmerdale have seen local vicar Ashley Thomas live with dementia; a storyline which has grabbed the nation’s attention. Ashley was diagnosed nearly a year ago and is struggling with its effects on a daily basis, often forgetting words or to do simple tasks, all the […]

  • Local youth unemployment lowest ever

    Local youth unemployment lowest ever

    August 23, 2016

    Youth unemployment last month in Harrogate and Knaresborough reached its lowest ever rate.  Official figures released this week show that the youth unemployment rate locally was 1.1 per cent with just 65 people claiming job seekers allowance or other out-of-work benefits aged between 16 and 24 years old.  Back in May 2010 there were 295 […]

  • MP congratulates students and staff on superb results

    MP congratulates students and staff on superb results

    August 19, 2016

    Commenting on the A level results in Harrogate and Knaresborough, local MP Andrew Jones, said: “Congratulations are due to our local students on another set of superb A level results.  As the number of people in employment increases it is more important than ever that young people have the skills and knowledge to make themselves attractive […]