Local MPs





Jason McCartney

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About Jason
“I’m a proud Yorkshireman and live in my own home in Honley. My parents live down the valley in Holmbridge.”


“For 9 years I was an officer in the RAF serving in Las Vegas, Turkey, Gibraltar, Germany, Cyprus and Iraq. I recently became the Honorary President of the Royal Air Force Association in Huddersfield. I’m a member of the Royal British Legion and a supporter of the RAF Benevolent Fund.”


“I left the RAF, went to University to study broadcast journalism. After a year with BBC Radio in Leeds and Middlesbrough, I got my dream job with ITV Yorkshire in Leeds where I became the weekend presenter for Calendar News & Sport. I interviewed the likes of David Beckham, Geoff Boycott and Dame Kelly Homes. I first got into broadcasting by hosting the very early morning radio show on Huddersfield FM, which became Pennine FM, back in 1995.”

“I’m a keen Huddersfield Town fan and try to get to as many games as I can at the Galpharm Stadium. I cheered on Town at Wembley in 1994 and 1995 and one of my proudest moments was reporting pitch side for Calendar at Cardiff on the 2004 playoff final win over Mansfield.”

Simon Reevell

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About Simon
Simon’s family come from the West Riding and Simon was born and raised in Yorkshire. His ambition to pursue a career in the military was cut short by injury and so having previously been awarded an Honours degree in Economics, Simon re-trained as a barrister and was called to the bar in 1990.

Since then, based in chambers in Leeds, Simon has both prosecuted and defended in the Crown Court and has appeared in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords. His speciality is defending service personnel at courts-martial both in the UK and abroad.

Simon is married to Louise who is also a barrister. Their professional rules prevent them from being against each other in court! They enjoy the countryside and the coast as do their fox terriers George and Harry.

Simon and Louise enjoy playing tennis and Simon keeps threatening to get back into hockey and squash! He is also a Church Warden and is interested in classic cars and military history.

Simon and Louise support the RNLI, Help for Heroes and the Dog’s Trust.



Posted April 5, 2009 by huddersfieldcf

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