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  • MP Slams Government for Targeting Most Deprived Communities

    A new study has shown that cuts to local government budgets in the Tory-led Government’s current spending review are been targeted at the most deprived areas.Recent research has shown it is predominantly Labour Councils in areas with high levels of deprivation that have seen the worst of the cuts... More

  • Turn Out and Welcome Our Troops Home

    Yesterday, my piece about Remembrance was published in the Barnsley Chronicle. This week I helped unveil a memorial plaque at The Cooper Gallery, it shows the names of those former pupils from Holgate School who were killed in WW1. The names of the fallen were read out by pupils from Horizon Community... More

  • MP 'Spreads the Warmth'

    Dan Jarvis the MP for Barnsley Central has called for more to be done in supporting the elderly during the cold weather. During a speech to the Age UK Barnsley Annual General Meeting this afternoon, Mr Jarvis highlighted the difficulties many elderly people in the town face as the winter draws in.Fuel... More

  • Jarvis' Marathon Effort for Cancer Research UK

    Labour MP, Dan Jarvis, will run the Virgin London Marathon next April in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK.Jarvis will compete in his third London Marathon and the second alongside his father, who will be running the marathon to support his fundraising efforts.Shortly before entering Parliament... More

  • Proud of Barnsley

    When I was first elected to serve the people of Barnsley Central, I was determined to use my position to showcase the best of our town. We have such a lot going for us here, why should we keep it all to ourselves?!The Proud of Barnsley initiative began with the competition I ran to find a "picture... More

  • Saving our NHS

    The National Health Service is a great institution and probably Labour's greatest ever achievement.We have seen the damage done to our NHS by previous Tory Governments and we know, all too well, how much work was necessary to repair that damage.Work and investment to reopen wards, increasing the... More

  • Smartening Up at Holy Trinity

    Today I was very pleased to pay my first visit to the brand new Holy Trinity school in Athersley, which opened to pupils for the first time this term. It really is impressive and the Headteacher, Simon Barber is understandably delighted with the brilliant facilities he is able to offer to the pupils... More

  • MP Joins the Search for Barnsley Central's 'Digital Hero'

    Dan Jarvis, MP For Barnsley Central, is calling for local groups to enter the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards 2012, a unique competition that recognises and rewards people who are using technology to help their communities.The awards, now in their fifth year, have so far provided funding and support... More