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  • Labour's Policy Review: Libraries

    Today Dan Jarvis MP, Shadow Minister for Culture, has published a report on Libraries: Innovation, Co-location and PartnershipLibraries should be at the heart of our communities. They are a resource for parents with young children, for school children without a place to work at home, for job seekers... More

  • George Osborne is Failing Barnsley

    Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central has accused the Chancellor of the Exchequer of “failure” following his Autumn Statement, a ‘mini-budget’ that sets out his latest plans for the economy. “This was a chance for the Chancellor to help families that are struggling to make... More

  • Britain on Foot

    One of the most useful pieces of advice I've ever received, is that ‘the best things in life are free’.Well the best things in life are free – and there is nothing better – at least to me, than spending time in the glorious outdoors of our most beautiful and wonderful countryside... More

  • Jarvis Hosts The Warminster Military Wives Choir

    Labour MP and former paratrooper Dan Jarvis, has hosted a performance from the Military Wives Choir featuring a number of the wives and partners of The 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment in the Speaker’s Apartments of the Houses of Parliament. Jarvis explained, “It is vital that members... More

  • Jarvis Supports Whizz-Kidz Paralympic Legacy

    Barnsley Central MP, Dan Jarvis pledged his support at the recent Labour Party Conference for an initiative launched by charity Whizz-Kidz, to gather young disabled peoples’ hopes for the legacy of the Paralympics.The findings from the ‘Generation Inspired?’ consultation will help... More

  • Dan Questions Clegg on Early Intervention Grant

    Barnsley Central MP, Dan Jarvis has questioned fellow South Yorkshire MP, Nick Clegg over the Government’s plans for the Early Intervention Grant. During oral questions to the Deputy Prime Minister, Jarvis asked: “The Early Intervention Grant is used by local authorities to fund programmes... More

  • Jarvis Requests Library Answers from Vaizey

    Labour’s Shadow Culture Minister, Dan Jarvis MP has again written to the Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, requesting answers on the future of library services across Britain. “I am not convinced that this out of touch Government fully grasps the enormity of the challenge facing our libraries. &... More

  • Jarvis Calls for Report on e-Book Lending

    Dan Jarvis MP, Labour's Shadow Culture Minister, has written to Ed Vaizey calling for him to produce a report exploring the future of e-book lending, and said: “Following my question in the Chamber on the 14th June, I was pleased to meet with Ed Vaizey and a number of publishers to discuss the... More

  • Jarvis tells Vaizey: “Libraries must be able to move with the times”

    Shadow Culture Minister, Dan Jarvis, today questioned Ed Vaizey at the dispatch box. Jarvis challenged his counterpart on the issue of the Public Lending Right scheme being extended to e-books in libraries, by asking the Minister, “It is increasingly accepted that part of the long-term future... More

  • 100 Days to Go & Dan is Proud of Barnsley's Olympic Partnership

    Barnsley Central MP, Dan Jarvis, has spoken about his pride in the Newham-Barnsley Partnership, 100 days before the London Olympic Games. The former army Major explained, “In 100 days time, London will welcome the world for the biggest sporting competition on the planet. There is already a palpable... More