Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

2011

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle, Michael has warned people in Barnsley who give unwanted goods on their doorstep to charitable causes to take care in ensuring that the goods reach genuine charity beneficiaries.

Bogus charity bag collections hitting residents’ doorsteps are costing UK charities up to £50 million a year and public complaints reported to the Fundraising Standards Board about the issue have increased by 100% in the last 12 months. 

Michael warns of bogus charity doorstep collectors in Barnsley

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle, Michael has warned people in Barnsley who give unwanted goods on their doorstep to charitable causes to take care in ensuring that the goods... Read more

The Telegraph is reporting today that Conservative and Liberal Democrat ministers have been campaigning against the effects of Government spending cuts in their own constituencies.

The Telegraph: Ministers under fire for campaigning against the cuts

The Telegraph is reporting today that Conservative and Liberal Democrat ministers have been campaigning against the effects of Government spending cuts in their own constituencies. Read more

Michael hosted a Barnsley East Labour Party Christmas social event with local members, friends and family on Saturday night at the Wombwell Main Cricket Club. You can see some photos from the social below.

Before the event, Michael also organised a Children’s Christmas Party at Playmania with a special visit from Santa Claus.   

Barnsley East Labour Party Christmas social event

Michael hosted a Barnsley East Labour Party Christmas social event with local members, friends and family on Saturday night at the Wombwell Main Cricket Club. You can see some photos...

Michael was on Dean Pepall’s BBC Radio Sheffield to talk about the news that Nick Clegg has appointed four new Special Advisers at a cost to the taxpayer of at least £190,000. 

To listen to the interview, click here and scroll to 1:05:39.

BBC Radio Sheffield: Dean Pepall

Michael was on Dean Pepall’s BBC Radio Sheffield to talk about the news that Nick Clegg has appointed four new Special Advisers at a cost to the taxpayer of at...

As reported in the Daily Mirror today, Nick Clegg fuelled the rift with David Cameron last night by ordering Lib Dems to boycott a government vote on Europe.

Michael Dugher, quoted in the article, said: “This government is ­terminally split and unable to focus on the country and the people.

“The Lib Dems are still picking up their ministerial ­salaries but have walked away from their principles.”

Click here to read the full article in the Daily Mirror.  

Daily Mirror: Nick Clegg orders boycott over EU snub

As reported in the Daily Mirror today, Nick Clegg fuelled the rift with David Cameron last night by ordering Lib Dems to boycott a government vote on Europe. Michael Dugher, quoted in the...

Michael Dugher asked a question to the Cabinet Office Minister, Oliver Letwin, today during Cabinet Office Questions.  Michael asked:  

 

Cabinet Office Questions – 14 December 2011

Michael Dugher asked a question to the Cabinet Office Minister, Oliver Letwin, today during Cabinet Office Questions.  Michael asked:     Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today (see below), Michael is urging people caring for ill or disabled loved ones in Barnsley to access all the support they are entitled to during these tough economic times. 

There are over 28,000 carers in Barnsley and it has been estimated that they save approximately £592 million a year for the state with the unpaid care they provide.   But estimates from Carers UK show that over 1,500 carers in Barnsley are missing out on benefits that they are entitled to but are unaware of.

Michael urges carers in Barnsley to seek support

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today (see below), Michael is urging people caring for ill or disabled loved ones in Barnsley to access all the support they are entitled... Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today (see below), Michael has revealed the hidden cost of the Government’s wasteful NHS reorganisation in Barnsley.  New guidelines have forced Barnsley PCT to put aside £17,942,169 from their budget this year and next to pay for the costly NHS restructure.  

The financial request is in the Government’s new NHS 'Operating Framework' document and takes the nationwide cost of the NHS reorganisation above previous estimates of £2-3bn, with Primary Care Trusts now holding back £3.44bn over two years.

The Government’s NHS plans will cost Barnsley PCT nearly £18 million

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today (see below), Michael has revealed the hidden cost of the Government’s wasteful NHS reorganisation in Barnsley.  New guidelines have forced Barnsley PCT to put... Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle (see below), The South Yorkshire Times, the Yorkshire Post andWeAreBarnsley.com, the Government announced yesterday that Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham will not get their Yorkshire Forward assets, but Sheffield will.   The assets in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham will now lie with the Housing and Communities Agency. 

Michael also discussed the issue on BBC Radio Sheffield.  To listen, click here and scroll to 2:08.40.

Michael accuses the Government of betraying Barnsley and discriminating against towns in South Yorkshire

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle (see below), The South Yorkshire Times, the Yorkshire Post andWeAreBarnsley.com, the Government announced yesterday that Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham will not get their Yorkshire Forward assets, but... Read more

Children and staff from Kirk Balk, Shafton and Barnsley Academy visited Parliament and the Olympic Park site recently as part of the Newham Barnsley Partnership.  Michael gave the group a tour of the House of Commons and answered questions from the children.

Michael gives a tour of the House of Commons to Barnsley school children as part of a Newham Barnsley Partnership visit to London

Children and staff from Kirk Balk, Shafton and Barnsley Academy visited Parliament and the Olympic Park site recently as part of the Newham Barnsley Partnership.  Michael gave the group a... Read more

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