Speeches

Speech: Parliamentary debate on Coalfield Communities

On Tuesday 28th October the House of Commons held a debate on our Coalfield Communities and the legacy of the pit closure programme during the 1980s. Labour forced the debate as part of our Justice for the Coalfields campaign.

A great number of MPs applied to take part in the debate and regretfully I wasn't called in time to speak before the debate had to end. If I had been, this is the speech I would have made.

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Speech to the Heritage Lottery Fund's First World War parliamentary reception

On Wednesday 22nd October I spoke to a parliamentary reception, hosted by the Heritage Lottery Foundation, on commemorating the First World War. I was joined by historian Dan Snow and Andrew Murrison MP, the Prime Minister's special representative for the centenary commemorations.

You can read a copy of my speech below.

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Labour & The First World War

Speech by Dan Jarvis MP, Labour’s lead on the First World War commemorations, to a Labour History Group event in Parliament on ‘Labour & the First World War’:

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Speech to the Howard League conference on 'Re-imagining Youth Justice'

On Wednesday 2nd April I spoke to a conference organised by the Howard League for Penal Reform on 'Re-imagining Youth Justice.' You can read a copy of my speech below.

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One Nation Arts Tour - Leeds

Thank you all for coming here today.

This is not the first time I have spoken at the Grand Theatre, here in Leeds.

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Speech to the Musicians Union, Manchester

MU Speech – 24th July 2013

Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today.

Let me begin by saying what a pleasure it is to be here, and to meet so many people from your important organisation.

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Dan's speech on Workers' Memorial Day 2013 in Barnsley

Work – its existence or absence – helps define a person. If we are lucky, it brings in enough to pay the bills. But if we are truly blessed we have work which we enjoy, maybe even a calling, a vocation.

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Dan Jarvis MP: Yet another failed budget for Barnsley

Today, Dan Jarvis MP, has challenged George Osborne for failing to set out any vision for the families of Barnsley in his last four budgets.

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Dan's speech to the Association of British Orchestras in Leeds

Ladies and Gentleman, thank you for inviting me to speak to you today.

It is a pleasure to be here in Leeds, and to meet so many people from your important Association.

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Performers Alliance Reception Speech

Thank you for welcoming me to your reception this year – as always, it is a pleasure to join so many people who work in the Creative Industries.

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