Politically Speaking by Mark Eastwood MP: Apprenticeships and Skills Fair a big success

Mark Eastwood MP speaks about his fundraising and helping workers.
APPRENTICESHIP AND SKILLS FAIR: Mark  Eastwood MP with members of his team, business owners and exhibitors.APPRENTICESHIP AND SKILLS FAIR: Mark  Eastwood MP with members of his team, business owners and exhibitors.
APPRENTICESHIP AND SKILLS FAIR: Mark Eastwood MP with members of his team, business owners and exhibitors.

I was delighted to complete my skydive last month successfully.

The thought of jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft in the build-up was much worse than the skydive itself.

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However, it turned out to be one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life, and I am so glad I did it.

Alongside my skydive, I hosted two events for The Kirkwood, in Ravensthorpe and Kirkburton.

These helped raise awareness of The Kirkwood’s fantastic work in providing end-of-life care to local people across Kirklees.

In total, those events and skydive raised over £4,000 for the hospice, and I would like to thank everyone for their kind donations to such a fantastic cause.

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Last month, I hosted my first Apprenticeships and Skills Fair with Kirklees College at the Pioneer House Higher Skills Centre.

I would like to thank the college for jointly hosting the event and the wide range of employers who joined us to exhibit. It was a huge success!

On the day, it was a pleasure to meet and greet several local schools and their pupils, including the general public, who attended.

I look forward to hosting more events like this in the future.

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If you would like to view current apprenticeship vacancies, please visit: https://www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk/apprenticeship-vacancies.

With Parliament on recess, it was good to attend a promising meeting with business leaders and Sir Roger Marsh OBE, chairman of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, at a round table event.

We discussed supporting local engineering-based manufacturing, which plays a vital role in our local and wider UK economy by driving innovation, exports, job creation, and productivity growth.

Next week, I have another busy schedule, as I will be taking part in the Police Parliamentary Scheme, which I am looking forward to as it will give me a real first-hand insight into the work our local police undertake.

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I am also meeting Yorkshire Water to address anti-social behaviour issues at and near Whitley Reservoir.

Meanwhile next Friday, I will be joining the Yorkshire Ambulance Service at Manor Croft Academy to support Restart a Heart Day.

Did you know a cardiac arrest patient’s chance of survival dramatically increases if CPR can begin before the ambulance service arrives on the


We must raise awareness of the value of learning CPR.

Finally, I would like to invite readers to visit my website http://www.markeastwood.org.uk to take part in my quick online recovery plan survey to help secure our local recovery in Dewsbury and Mirfield.

Thank you for reading. As always, the team and I are here to help.

Please feel free to contact me via email: [email protected] or telephone my office 01924 939007.