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Plain Cigarette Packaging

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.

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Jarvis Questions Government over Lack of Plain Cigarette Packaging Legislation

Dan Jarvis MP has questioned the Government concerning their failure to outline plans in the Queen’s speech to introduce the plain packaging of cigarettes.

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Standing up for Barnsley Central: A message to my constituents

Being the MP for Barnsley Central has taught me one thing above all else—that Barnsley is a proud town; with proud people and a strong sense of community.

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A Marathon Thank You

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me.

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Marathon Man Dan Urges support for Cancer Research UK

This Sunday, Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, will be joining thousands of runners on the 26.2 mile course through the streets of London to raise money for Cancer Research UK. With just a few days until his London Marathon attempt, Dan is urging people to show their support for Cancer Research UK and the essential work they do in combating cancer.

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Jarvis: The Government needs to act to support our regional theatres

Dan Jarvis MP, Shadow Culture Minister, has today questioned Ed Vaizey about his lack of response to the report “In Battalions”. This week 60 theatre luminaries have written to Vaizey urging him to take the threat facing British theatre seriously following the publication of “In Battalions”, a report written by playwright, Fin Kennedy.

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Jarvis Challenges Minister on Standardised Cigarette Packaging

Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central has challenged Anna Soubry, Minister for Health to introduce standardised cigarette packaging in the UK.

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Why I’m running the Marathon for Cancer Research UK

Three years ago, after a long battle, my first wife Caroline died of bowel cancer.

This Sunday, along with hundreds of others, I’ll be running the London Marathon to support Cancer Research UK.

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Thatcher’s legacy in the coalfields was devastation

By Dan Jarvis MP and Michael Dugher MP

Much has been said and written this week about Margaret Thatcher’s period in office. Friends and foes alike have rightly and on the whole respectfully acknowledged the achievements of a prime minister who won three general elections, led our country for more than 11 years and dominated the face of British politics. But the view of her premiership from the area where we represent in Barnsley is as stark as it is damning.

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For Barnsley Central constituents – my statement on the recall of Parliament:

I grew up in Margaret Thatcher's Britain. It was a bitterly divisive place. I saw firsthand the devastation her policies caused; it is a legacy which in many communities remains today.

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