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As you may know Parliament has now been dissolved and a General Election will take place on May 7th. This means there is no longer an MP for our constituency (or any constituency) until the election has taken place.

Therefore if you are contacting me regarding specific assistance you require from an MP, unfortunately I cannot take up your case at present. Casework is extremely important to me but there are strict rules ensuring sitting MPs do not have unfair advantages over other candidates whilst the election is taking place. If your issue is a local matter (waste, social services, education, town centres etc.), I recommend contacting your local councillor. You can do this by entering your postcode into this Tameside Council website: http://www.tameside.gov.uk/forms/wards.php3

If it is a more general matter, I recommend contacting Tameside Citizen’s Advice on 0161 342 5005.

If you are still in need of assistance after May 7th and I have been re-elected, please get in touch with me again.

If you are contacting me about the General Election – such as an enquiry as to my view on a matter – then thank you. I will try and get back to you as soon as possible.

With best wishes

Jonathan Reynolds

 

Please note: This site was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no MPs until after the Election on 7th May 2015.

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As you may know Parliament has now been dissolved and a General Election will take place on May 7th. This means there is no longer an MP for our constituency...

Jonathan_Reynolds_MP_and_Nick_Donovan_FTPE_MD_celebrate_the_launch_of_new_rail_services_from_Stalybridge_2.jpgMP Jonathan Reynolds has welcomed the addition of a new rail service for Manchester-bound commuters, after conducting a survey that highlighted over-crowding of current services.

Mr Reynolds highlighted the concerns about over-crowding to bosses at First TransPennine Express earlier this year, after conducting his own survey of passengers at Stalybridge Railway Station.

This week the train operating company announced that they would introduce a new 07.28 service from Stalybridge to Manchester Piccadilly.

And – in a further attempt to ease overcrowding – the company is putting additional carriages on the 07.50 service from the town to Manchester Oxford Road.

On Friday Mr Reynolds joined First TransPennine Express managing director Nick Donovan at the station to mark the addition of the new service, which will begin on December 14.

“This is great news for the residents of Stalybridge, providing greater travel options in the busiest part of the day,” said Stalybridge and Hyde MP Mr Reynolds.

“I have worked with First TransPennine Express to further improve the timetable and am delighted that they will be providing more seats and more services.”

In addition to the improvements to morning services First TransPennine Express are doubling the number of carriages on the 17.07 service from Manchester Oxford Road to Stalybridge, from three to six.

The increase in services follows a package of improvements in the station facilities over recent years.

Commenting on the improvements, First TransPennine Express managing director Nick Donovan said: ““I am delighted that we have been able to provide a solution for Stalybridge that sees more services and more seats when customers need them most.

“Customer feedback has enabled these improvements which along with the 50,000 extra seats a week across the Pennines, introduced in May 2014, means that Stalybridge now has a wonderful new station and excellent rail connections to the major cities of the north.”

 

New seats and services for Stalybridge rail users

MP Jonathan Reynolds has welcomed the addition of a new rail service for Manchester-bound commuters, after conducting a survey that highlighted over-crowding of current services. Mr Reynolds highlighted the concerns...

STALYBRIDGE and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds has welcomed the decision to fund transport improvements around Longdendale

 The stretch of the A57 - which runs between Hollingworth and the end of the M67 in Mottram - is one of the busiest roads in the country. It is frequently grid-locked and heavy traffic causes significant levels of noise, dust and disruption. Residents were first promised a bypass more than 30 years ago, but in 2010 - following the collapse of a public inquiry - the plans were shelved.

 Since then local MP Jonathan Reynolds, working with neighbouring High Peak MP Andrew Bingham and local councillors for Longdendale, has continued to push for the transport problems in the area to be recognised at the highest level.

 Today (Monday 1 December) the Government is expected to announce £170million to address the problem directly.

 

Mr Reynolds said: "This will be welcome news for people living in Mottram and Hollingworth and the surrounding areas. They have put up with unacceptable levels of road congestion and pollution for far too long.

 "The road that links the two villages was never designed or intended to take the high levels of cross-regional traffic that run through it every day. The queues through Longdendale are notorious.  The daily gridlock could not be allowed to continue and it has been clear to me for some time that a bypass would be an essential part of the solution.

 "I have been committed to making sure that the case for a new road was made at the highest level.  I am delighted that the funding promised by the Department for Transport will now make this possible.

When we began this process in 2010, we were told there was no chance whatsoever of achieving funding for a major scheme. But I promised local residents when I was elected I would fight hard on their behalf - and I have."

 

Mr Reynolds - who was formerly a councillor for Longdendale - has been pushing for a solution to the traffic problems in the area since his election to Parliament in 2010. He has worked with neighbouring High Peak MP Andrew Bingham and organisations across the Transpennine corridor in a bid to ensure the situation could be properly assessed.  During this process a wide range of options have been considered, from an HGV ban on the Woodhead Pass to a tunnel under the Pennines.

 A full announcement is expected to be made to the House of Commons today, after which work will begin to determine a specific route for a new road. 

 Mr Reynolds is committed to ensuring residents are kept up to date with the developments as they occur.

Funding decision for bypass in Longdendale

STALYBRIDGE and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds has welcomed the decision to fund transport improvements around Longdendale  The stretch of the A57 - which runs between Hollingworth and the end of...


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