Government role for Harrogate MP

Harrogate and Knaresborough’s MP Andrew Jones has been given a position in Government following his landslide victory last week.

By Laura Hill
Tuesday, 12th May 2015, 11:19 am
Andrew Jones.
Andrew Jones.

The Conservative MP increased his majority by a whopping 15,332 votes after constituents deserted the Lib Dems in their droves.

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Number 10 announced today that he is to serve as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department of Transport.

He is the first Harrogate MP to hold a Government role for over 50 years, since Conservative James Ramsden was the final ever Secretary of State of War from 1963 to 1964.