Government role for Harrogate MP

Andrew Jones.
Andrew Jones.

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

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

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.