All our veterans who have bravely risked their lives in the service of our country and to protect the freedoms we enjoy today, deserve our heartfelt gratitude and our total support.Read more
On Yorkshire Day I was proud to join local TSSA trade unionists and rail campaigners at Leeds railway station, to campaign against the re-privatisation of the East Coast Main Line.Read more
Last week I took the concerns of Barnsley residents to the top of Yorkshire Water. I travelled to Bradford to meet Chief Executive, Richard Flint, to raise the concerns of the long-suffering residents of Lang Avenue in Lundwood. This follows my recent visit to the company’s sewage treatment works, which are next to Lang Avenue.Read more
Later this month I am hosting a public meeting where any Barnsley Central residents can come and discuss why they are disillusioned by politics and politicians. The event is particularly aimed at those who do not generally vote in elections.Read more
Friday 5th July was a typical day for me spent in the constituency; meeting and listening to the views of my constituents. I consider my time in Barnsley to be vital for meeting with the public and listening to what they’ve got to say; I believe I couldn’t do my job of effectively representing my constituents in Parliament without this contact. Given that there was some interest about where MPs were on Friday 5th July, I thought it might be useful if I kept a diary about what I did on this particular day, so that people have an idea about what I do on a typical constituency day. Here it is.Read more
For me, the best part of being an MP is the opportunity to meet with young people and talk to them about their aspirations for the future.
We have some outstanding young talent in the region and in my constituency of Barnsley Central, but too often we hear the aspiration and ambition of these people being talked down.Read more
Dan Jarvis MP, Shadow Culture Minister, has today called for a message to be sent to the Government demanding that they act to save Britain’s libraries.Read more
Protecting the health of young people, reducing preventable deaths and increasing the overall health of the population in Britain are three important goals.
However, the absence of a bill introducing plain packaging for cigarettes in the Queen’s speech undermines the Government’s commitment to these goals.Read more