Barnsley MPs, Michael Dugher MP, Dan Jarvis MP and Angela Smith MP, hand-delivered a joint letter this morning to the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, at the Ministry of Defence.Read more
A new 10K race has been launched in Barnsley to coincide with the last day of the London 2012 Olympic Games.Read more
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 of book lending lies in e-books being available in all libraries. In order for our libraries to move into the 21st century, the tensions around the Public Lending Right Scheme, and e-books, must be urgently addressed. Can the Minister tell the House why he has not moved to implement the extension of the Public Lending Right to electronic books as mandated in Section 43 of the 2010 Digital Economy Act?”Read more
Dan Jarvis MP, Labour’s Shadow Culture Minister, has welcomed Brent Council leader Muhammed Butt’s announcement today of an agreement to work with local campaign groups with the aim of keeping Kensal Rise library open as a community project.Read more
Finally, the sun has found its way through the dark clouds! Although the dark clouds we have been experiencing were more in keeping with the austerity and cuts this Government has been inflicting on the country. I am glad the sun has finally made an appearance though because we have many positive and exciting things going on in Barnsley this summer.Read more
The portrayal of the Westminster Village often suggests that MPs spend much of their time, sitting around on the famous green benches, discussing issues that no one really cares about. Sometimes. But most of the time, I believe most parliamentarians are engaging with important issues, even if these issues don’t necessarily always correlate with my constituency mailbag.Read more
Barnsley Central MP, Dan Jarvis has responded to today’s unemployment figures and warned the Prime Minister; “don’t be complacent, this is no time for celebration.”
Jarvis explained, “Another month and yet more people unemployed in Barnsley Central.