Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

2010

Michael Dugher MP has become the Vice-Chair of the All Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Heart Disease.  The group aims to:

  • Inform and educate parliamentarians about heart and circulatory disease, the UK’s biggest killer;
  • Encourage and promote work undertaken to prevent heart and circularity disease and improve its diagnosis and treatment;
  • Inform Parliamentarians about the work of the Cardio and Vascular Coalition (CVC) and issues concerning cardiac and vascular health.   

Michael Dugher MP becomes Vice-Chair of APPG on Heart Disease

Michael Dugher MP has become the Vice-Chair of the All Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Heart Disease.  The group aims to: Inform and educate parliamentarians about heart and circulatory disease, the... Read more

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Questions Fox must answer regarding his appointment of Bernard Grey as Chief of Defence Material

Michael was elected Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Brass Bands last week at a meeting arranged to reconstitute the group.

The APPG will be used as a platform to discuss and campaign on the issues affecting the future of brass bands throughout the UK. Other officers elected at the meeting held in the House of Commons on 14 December include: Nigel Adams MP (Vice-Chair), Lord Jones (Vice-Chair) and Lord Foster (Secretary).

Michael becomes chair of reformed all party parliamentary group for brass bands

Michael was elected Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Brass Bands last week at a meeting arranged to reconstitute the group. The APPG will be used as... Read more

The Daily Mirror is reporting today that up to 9,000 more troops could be axed with others facing longer tours of duty. 

The Government has already announced over 7,000 redundancies, but the article states that ministers are now planning even more savage cuts to the front-line, resulting in up to 16,000 soldiers being put out of work.  

Up to 9,000 more troops could be axed

The Daily Mirror is reporting today that up to 9,000 more troops could be axed with others facing longer tours of duty.  The Government has already announced over 7,000 redundancies, but the... Read more

Michael Dugher wrote to the Prime Minister yesterday about the offensive remarks made by his most senior representative in local government, who said that people in the north of England should resort to getting work picking fruit if, as widely predicted, unemployment rises significantly higher in poorer areas over the next four years.     

Tory local government leader lets slip contempt for the north

Michael Dugher wrote to the Prime Minister yesterday about the offensive remarks made by his most senior representative in local government, who said that people in the north of England should resort... Read more

It was revealed today in a Government statement to the House of Commons that Barnsley County Court will now remain open.

This follows a campaign opposing the proposed closure of the court by the four MPs representing constituencies in the Barnsley area: Eric Illsley, John Healey, Angela Smith and Michael Dugher.

Barnsley County Court to remain open

It was revealed today in a Government statement to the House of Commons that Barnsley County Court will now remain open. This follows a campaign opposing the proposed closure of the court... Read more

Michael Dugher, the Shadow Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, asked a supplementary question to the Minister of State for the Armed Forces Nick Harvey today during Defence Questions. Click here to watch the exchange.  

Defence Questions – Monday 13 December 2010

Michael Dugher, the Shadow Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, asked a supplementary question to the Minister of State for the Armed Forces Nick Harvey today during Defence Questions. Click here to...

The Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Telegraph are reporting today that David Cameron is to sell off Britain's search and rescue operations. The articles state that Ministers are set to reveal a £7 billion deal to replace military crews with private civilian pilots.

David Cameron set to sell off search and rescue operations

The Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Telegraph are reporting today that David Cameron is to sell off Britain's search and rescue operations. The articles state that Ministers are set to reveal a £7 billion... Read more

Labour has formally launched a review into defence procurement policy with the Shadow Defence Secretary, Jim Murphy MP, working alongside Shadow Minister for Defence Equipment, Michael Dugher, and a panel of distinguished figures acting as advisers.

Labour announces defence procurement review

Labour has formally launched a review into defence procurement policy with the Shadow Defence Secretary, Jim Murphy MP, working alongside Shadow Minister for Defence Equipment, Michael Dugher, and a panel... Read more

Michael Dugher visited four primary schools on Wednesday to hand out prizes to individual school winners of his constituency-wide competition to find a Christmas card design

The overall winner of the competition to find a Christmas card design will be announced at the High View Primary Learning Centre on Friday 17th December during a specially arranged assembly.

The individual school winners announced on Wednesday are:

School 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place

Darfield Valley Primary School

Callum Pepper

Megan Bradley

George Parkinson

St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School

Paulina Stawnicka

Emily Beasley

Chloe Cowling

Ladywood Primary School

Samantha Trueman

Megan Mason

Sharn Ayla Millthorpe

Bank End Primary School

Chloe Atkinson

Shelby Bray

Layne White

Michael visits four primary schools as part of his constituency-wide Christmas card competition

Michael Dugher visited four primary schools on Wednesday to hand out prizes to individual school winners of his constituency-wide competition to find a Christmas card design.  The overall winner of... Read more

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