Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

2010

The Sunday Express has revealed today that the government is planning on delaying the reprivatisation of the East Coast main line by another two years.

The East Coast line links London and Edinburgh via Doncaster, Leeds and Newcastle. It was nationalised in 2009 with the government initially planning on keeping it in public hands for just 12 months.

Michael Dugher MP criticises government chaos over East Coast main line

The Sunday Express has revealed today that the government is planning on delaying the reprivatisation of the East Coast main line by another two years. The East Coast line links London and... Read more

Michael Dugher met yesterday with Phil Hickling, the landlord of the Milton Arms in Elsecar, to help support his fundraising campaign for the Barnsley Hospice together with Councillor Robin Franklin and community campaigner Tim Shepherd.

Michael Dugher praises local charity campaigners

Michael Dugher met yesterday with Phil Hickling, the landlord of the Milton Arms in Elsecar, to help support his fundraising campaign for the Barnsley Hospice together with Councillor Robin Franklin... Read more

The director-general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, is facing allegations that he has compromised the BBC’s impartiality after he was photographed going into a Downing Street meeting to discuss the BBC’s presentation of the government’s spending cuts.  According to reports, this followed complaints from the government about how the BBC has been reporting the cuts.     

Michael Dugher says BBC should stand up for its independence

The director-general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, is facing allegations that he has compromised the BBC’s impartiality after he was photographed going into a Downing Street meeting to discuss the... Read more

Following on from his interview with Toby Foster on BBC Radio Sheffield, Michael Dugher MP gave a series of radio interviews yesterday to discuss Tony Blair’s new memoirs and the future of the Labour Party. 

Michael Dugher gives his reaction to Tony Blair's autobiography 'A Journey'

Following on from his interview with Toby Foster on BBC Radio Sheffield, Michael Dugher MP gave a series of radio interviews yesterday to discuss Tony Blair’s new memoirs and the future of... Read more

Michael Dugher was interviewed this morning about the future of the Labour Party on BBC Radio Sheffield’s breakfast show.

If you would like to listen, click on the link and scroll to 2:05.50 - The Toby Foster Bigger at Breakfast Show

Michael Dugher on BBC Radio Sheffield’s Breakfast Show

Michael Dugher was interviewed this morning about the future of the Labour Party on BBC Radio Sheffield’s breakfast show. If you would like to listen, click on the link and...

Michael Dugher has joined the campaign to keep the popular medical helpline NHS Direct. 

The government is facing a major backlash over its plans to axe the successful helpline after the blundering Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, let slip during a hospital visit that he plans to replace it with a cut-price call-centre service.

Michael Dugher joins campaign to stop the government axing NHS Direct

Michael Dugher has joined the campaign to keep the popular medical helpline NHS Direct.  The government is facing a major backlash over its plans to axe the successful helpline after... Read more

Labour leadership contender and Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Ed Balls, visited Barnsley on Saturday

Shadow Education Secretary Ed Balls holds Q&A event in Barnsley

Labour leadership contender and Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Ed Balls, visited Barnsley on Saturday Read more

Michael Dugher has congratulated the Darfield Foulstone School for Creative Arts for making big improvements and achieving record GCSE results.

Michael Dugher congratulates Darfield Foulstone school for 'turning the corner' with record GCSE results

Michael Dugher has congratulated the Darfield Foulstone School for Creative Arts for making big improvements and achieving record GCSE results. Read more

The Daily Telegraph disclosed on Wednesday (25 August) that the Conservatives are offering business leaders access to government ministers in exchange for money.

Michael Dugher says Tories offering business leaders access to ministers is “cash-for-access, plain and simple”

The Daily Telegraph disclosed on Wednesday (25 August) that the Conservatives are offering business leaders access to government ministers in exchange for money. Read more

Michael Dugher has critised David Cameron for not doing enough to support England’s 2018 World Cup bid.  FIFA officials, who will decide if England has the right to host the world’s second biggest sporting event, will only be met today by Nick Clegg and will have to make do with a video message from the Prime Minister. 

Michael Dugher criticises Cameron’s lack of support for England's World Cup bid

Michael Dugher has critised David Cameron for not doing enough to support England’s 2018 World Cup bid.  FIFA officials, who will decide if England has the right to host the... Read more

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