Jonathan Reynolds MP

Campaigning for the communities of Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley, Longdendale, and Dukinfield

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Commenting on the announcement by the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin of a ‘pause’ on the electrification of the TransPennine route between Manchester and Leeds, Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds said:

“I am extremely disappointed by the Government’s announcement today, and I know that this disappointment and anger will also be felt by many of my constituents who continue to suffer overcrowded trains every day. I have grave concerns that by announcing a ‘pause’ the work may not even be completed, which would be outrageous.

This is yet another example in a series of announcements in recent years that have hit rail infrastructure in the North; we had the West Coast franchise fiasco which had knock on effects on franchising in the North, we have continually suffered with poor rolling stock whilst our best trains are sent to Oxfordshire, and now the news today of a ‘pause’ on electrification.

This puts the Government completely at odds with its Northern Powerhouse agenda, and it is time the Government started taking some of the responsibility instead of passing the whole blame onto Network Rail.”

Disappointment at 'Pause' on TransPennine electrification

Commenting on the announcement by the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin of a ‘pause’ on the electrification of the TransPennine route between Manchester and Leeds, Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds...

Tameside_Carers_Centre.JPG Jonathan Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Stalybridge and Hyde, recently  attended the opening of the newly re-located Tameside Carers Centre at Hyde Town Hall.

 Since it was first launched in 1995, Tameside Carers Centre has gone from  strength to strength, providing free, impartial confidential information and support  for people who are spending a significant proportion of their time providing unpaid  support for a member of their family.

 Commenting on the opening, Mr Reynolds said:

“It was a pleasure to visit the new facility at Hyde Town Hall and to meet the staff who will be running the service, especially during Carers week, a national week of campaigning to highlight the valuable work of carers.

Tameside Carers centre offers an important and valuable service for unpaid carers, not just across my constituency but across Tameside and I pay tribute to the staff who are here to help the hundreds from our area who are supporting people close to them each and every day.”

Tameside Carers centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm for drop-ins. People can also call the centre to book an appointment outside of these times if necessary. The centre also has an email address, Facebook page and telephone number during office hours as below.

Tel number: 0161 342 3344

Email: carerscentre@tameside.gov.uk

 

Jonathan Reynolds MP is pictured with Angela Rayner, MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, Brenda Warrington, Executive Member Adult Social Care and Wellbeing and members of the Tameside Carers team.

Jonathan Reynolds MP opens re-located Tameside Carers Centre in Hyde

 Jonathan Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Stalybridge and Hyde, recently  attended the opening of the newly re-located Tameside Carers Centre at Hyde Town Hall.  Since it was first launched in...

MP Reynolds secures meeting with Transport Minister about transport improvements in Londgendale

Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds today (Thursday 11th June) raised the issue of transport improvements around Londgendale in Parliament for this first time following the General Election, with the Transport Minister agreeing to meet with him. There had been some positive announcements from the Government previously on this issue following Mr Reynolds’ tireless campaigning on this issue, and he was keen to make sure it stayed at the top of the Government’s agenda.

Speaking in Transport Questions in the Commons, Mr Reynolds highlighted how the scheme would benefit the people of Longdendale, and also the wider area with greater connectivity between Manchester and South Yorkshire. Mr Reynolds also stated that there will still issues that needed to be sorted out however, and the Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP was happy to accept the request for a meeting.

Mr Reynolds said:

“I believe that one of the most important decisions in the previous Parliament was the decision to proceed with the Mottram Bypass. A number of issues still need to be resolved however, such as whether Hollingworth will benefit directly, and also the feasibility of building a new tunnel under the Pennines.

The Mottram Bypass will be of huge benefit to my constituents,  so I am pleased that the Transport Minister has agreed to meet with me where I will be putting these issues to him”.

You can see the exchange in the Commons chamber by clicking here.

Jonathan Reynolds MP secures meeting with Transport Minister about transport improvements in Londgendale

MP Reynolds secures meeting with Transport Minister about transport improvements in Londgendale Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds today (Thursday 11th June) raised the issue of transport improvements around Londgendale...


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