Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

2011

Michael has called on the Government to do more to help young people in Barnsley after new figures released today reveal that 18 to 24 year olds are being hit particularly hard by youth unemployment with them making up a massive 36% of the Job Seekers Allowance claimants, despite only making up 14% of the population. 

The new figures show that the level of youth unemployment in Barnsley is currently at 2,575.  This is a 11% increase in just 12 months. 

New unemployment figures reveal that unemployment and youth unemployment in Barnsley are now at “crisis levels”

Michael has called on the Government to do more to help young people in Barnsley after new figures released today reveal that 18 to 24 year olds are being hit... Read more

Michael launched the Hoyland and District Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal today with veterans, volunteers and local Councillors Jim Andres, Robin Franklin and Tim Shepherd.

Michael launches poppy appeal with veterans in Hoyland

Michael launched the Hoyland and District Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal today with veterans, volunteers and local Councillors Jim Andres, Robin Franklin and Tim Shepherd. Read more

Click here to see a full list of the new Shadow Cabinet and here to see a BBC report about Ed Miliband’s new team.

The New Shadow Cabinet

Click here to see a full list of the new Shadow Cabinet and here to see a BBC report about Ed Miliband’s new team.

Ed Miliband appointed his new Shadow Cabinet on Friday and Michael Dugher was one of six MPs of the 2010 intake to be promoted.   He will now attend Shadow Cabinet in his new role as Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office).

Michael Dugher promoted into the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister without Portfolio

Ed Miliband appointed his new Shadow Cabinet on Friday and Michael Dugher was one of six MPs of the 2010 intake to be promoted.   He will now attend Shadow Cabinet... Read more

The Barnsley Chronicle have printed a nice letter from a local resident who was helped by Michael recently. You can read the letter below:

A letter from a happy constituent

The Barnsley Chronicle have printed a nice letter from a local resident who was helped by Michael recently. You can read the letter below:

The Guardian is reporting today on the accusation that the Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, has put national security at risk by allowing a close personal friend, who presents himself as an official adviser, to access the Ministry of Defence.

The Guardian: Liam Fox faces questions for allowing former flatmate access to MoD

The Guardian is reporting today on the accusation that the Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, has put national security at risk by allowing a close personal friend, who presents himself as an official... Read more

BAE Systems has announced that it will axe almost 3,000 jobs in the UK with nearly 900 set to go at its Brough plant in Yorkshire. 

Michael knows the Brough site well from when he worked at the Ministry of Defence and has been campaigning with workers there for years.  

Michael calls on the Government to help BAE workers

BAE Systems has announced that it will axe almost 3,000 jobs in the UK with nearly 900 set to go at its Brough plant in Yorkshire.  Michael knows the Brough... Read more

Michael was on Rony Robinson’s BBC Radio Sheffield show today talking about the Government’s political gimmick - announced by Eric Pickles on the eve of the Conservative Party conference - to get councils to bring back weekly bin collections.  

To listen to the interview, click here and scroll to 8:08:15.

BBC Radio Sheffield: Rony Robinson

Michael was on Rony Robinson’s BBC Radio Sheffield show today talking about the Government’s political gimmick - announced by Eric Pickles on the eve of the Conservative Party conference - to get...

Michael attended theLabour Party conference in Liverpool this week.

As well as taking the opportunity to meet some of the many charities and organisations he supports as an MP (such asBombardier, the Royal British Legion and theNSPCC), Michael also did a series of media interviews regarding Ed Miliband’s conference speech.

Michael at Labour Party Conference

Michael attended theLabour Party conference in Liverpool this week. As well as taking the opportunity to meet some of the many charities and organisations he supports as an MP (such asBombardier,... Read more

report on defence procurement, produced for Labour’s Shadow Defence Team, was launched yesterday by Michael Dugher and Jim Murphy.

The report, ‘Ideas for Future UK Defence Procurement’, is the first piece of detailed work to be produced from the Labour Party’s official policy review process, which will report to Ed Miliband in 2012.

The review was set up by Michael Dugher, the Shadow Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, and Jim Murphy, Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. 

Defence Procurement Review launched by Michael Dugher and Jim Murphy

A report on defence procurement, produced for Labour’s Shadow Defence Team, was launched yesterday by Michael Dugher and Jim Murphy. The report, ‘Ideas for Future UK Defence Procurement’, is the first piece of detailed... Read more

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