MPs Diaries


Andrew Jones

MP Andrew Jones (Conservative)

Harrogate and Knaresborough

Andrew, originally from Ilkley, used to work in sales and marketing for Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate. He's Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport and is working hard for the electrification of the Leeds-Harrogate-York line. He's also an avid Yorkshire cricket fan.

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January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017


Julian Smith

MP Julian Smith (Conservative)

Skipton and Ripon

Julian ran his own recruitment firm from 1999, before being elected as Skipton and Ripon's MP in 2010. Since then, he's been keen to back local business and worked to highlight issues such as business law. He also led the campaign to bring faster broadband to rural communities.

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March 2017



My New Year's Resolution is...
Still going strong
A bit shaky
Broken, but only once so let me off
Completely smashed, forget it I'll try again next year
Non-existent, I don't bother!