Rising to the Challenge

Monday was a defining day for the families of the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

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Hillsborough Speech

On Monday night, MPs debated the Hillsborough disaster where they voted unanimoulsy in favour of the full and uncensored released of all government documents relating to Hillsborough...

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Constituency Blog - Culture and Coal Dust

After the excitement of another election campaign in St Helen’s, it was back to business on Friday. I have made it my goal to visit as many organisations, businesses, schools and constituents as possible when I am in Barnsley. On Friday, I managed to do all of these in one day!

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St Helen's By-Election

Thursday saw another election in Barnsley Central, this time, St Helen’s Ward, local council election, called when former Councillor Roy Butterwood stood down, for personal reasons.

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Jarvis states “Fox is right to resign and take responsibility for his actions”

South Yorkshire MP, Dan Jarvis responding to Liam Fox’s resignation;

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Culture, Clegg & Hillsborough

Parliament resumed this week after a three week recess for the Party Conference season but for me, its recommencement was slightly unusual.

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Jarvis' Brief

Barnsley Central MP, Dan Jarvis has confirmed the full details of his new brief as a Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Minister, where he will be working for the Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP.

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Jarvis appointed Shadow Culture, Media & Sport Minister

Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis has been appointed as a Shadow Minister in Labour’s Culture, Media, Olympics and Sports team where he will work for the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Shadow Secretary of State, Harriet Harman.

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Jarvis, “Fox has fallen short of Standards we expect.”

Former paratrooper and now Labour MP, Dan Jarvis, today kept the heat on Defence Secretary Liam Fox by suggesting that this week's revelations are simply "the latest in a series of bad judgment calls by the Defence Secretary."

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Police cuts: No battle is won without support in depth

Yesterday we heard the latest in a long line of speeches from Theresa May about her vision for our police force: cuts of up to 20%, changes to police terms and service conditions and pension arrangements, electing police commissioners at a cost of 3,000 police officers, and vitally, a lack of strategic vision on policing – a far cry from the speech we heard last week from Yvette Cooper. The Home Secretary believes that these changes will not effect the front line. I know, as we all know, that this is a catastrophic misjudgment and demonstrates a naivety of the work our Police force carries out.

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