The House Magazine article: Remembrance of things past

As we look forward to beginning the centenary commemorations of WW1 next year, there will be those who say we should seek to understand the fundamental question of why Britain went to war in the first instance.

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Government 'slap in the face' to South Yorkshire’s innocent victims of crime

Government plans to distribute money for victims and witnesses will see South Yorkshire short-changed by almost £150,000.

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There has been coverage in the media recently about MPs and their expenses.

Some newspapers have published details of claims made by MPs for energy bills. In my case this referred to the accommodation I rent in London.

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Remembrance message 2013

The period of Remembrance gives us a collective focal point to remember.

To remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice – those who lost their lives so that we can enjoy our freedom. It’s as important today as ever it was before.

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Parliamentary speech about plain cigarette packaging

On Thursday 7th November 2013, I spoke in a debate in the House of Commons about plain cigarette packaging. This speech can also be read here.

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Parliamentary debate about commemorations for the 100th year anniversary of WWI

On Thursday 7th November 2013 I led the debate for the Opposition about the commemorations for the 100th anniversary of World War One. Below is the transcript of the transcript of my contribution, which can also be read here.

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Victims of crime deserve more than a code

I hold many memories from the day I was elected to parliament, but I often reflect on a conversation I had in the midst of polling day. I met a woman who had endured the horrific pain of losing her sister - who had been raped and brutally murdered. I remember listening to her describe the profound impact it had on her family and, in her words, the "fog of despair" that engulfed her upon first hearing the tragic news.

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Dan Jarvis MP on Government Code for Victims of Crime

Dan Jarvis MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister, commenting on the Government’s response to the Victims’ Code consultation, said:

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We must all work together to avoid winter deaths

Today I gave the following speech to a conference organised by Barnsley Council, 'A Call to Action: Eliminating Excess Winter Deaths in Barnsley'.

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My reaction to the Daily Mail’s attack on Ralph Miliband

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.

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