Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

2011

Michael made a written submission to the Yorkshire and the Humber Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee today in support of the children’s heart surgery unit in Leeds. 

Michael keeps up the pressure in support of The Children's Heart Unit at Leeds General Infirmary

Michael made a written submission to the Yorkshire and the Humber Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee today in support of the children’s heart surgery unit in Leeds.  Read more

The Barnsley Chronicle is reporting today on the news that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, has agreed to meet with Michael to talk about the impact his changes to local business rates will have on Barnsley council’s ability to deliver vital local services. 

Barnsley Chronicle: Minister to discuss tax change woes

The Barnsley Chronicle is reporting today on the news that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, has agreed to meet with Michael to talk about... Read more

Elsecar cricket club beat Methley on 11 September in the Yorkshire Cricket Council Play Off title. 

You can read a full report of the match in the South Yorkshire Times.  

Michael Dugher attended the match and presented the trophies, including a man of the match award.

 

Elsecar win first Yorkshire Cricket Council Play Off title for eight years

Elsecar cricket club beat Methley on 11 September in the Yorkshire Cricket Council Play Off title.  You can read a full report of the match in the South Yorkshire Times.   Michael...

The Barnsley Chronicle is reporting today on a campaign that Michael is backing to boost the number of apprenticeships in Barnsley.

The Barnsley Chronicle: “MP backs scheme"

The Barnsley Chronicle is reporting today on a campaign that Michael is backing to boost the number of apprenticeships in Barnsley.

Parliament is back from recess today with a busy week scheduled in the House of Commons.  Of particular importance is the Health and Social Care Bill, which is due to be debated tomorrow (Tuesday).    

Michael has been speaking out against the Government’s reckless, bureaucratic and wasteful reorganisation of the NHS for many months and will vote to scrap or significantly amend the Bill when it returns to the House.

Flawed Health and Social Care Bill set to be debated in Parliament

Parliament is back from recess today with a busy week scheduled in the House of Commons.  Of particular importance is the Health and Social Care Bill, which is due to... Read more

In the House of Commons today, Michael asked the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, about the impact his changes to local business rates will have on Barnsley Council.  

Communities and Local Government Questions – Monday 05 September 2011

In the House of Commons today, Michael asked the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, about the impact his changes to local business rates will have... Read more

The Barnsley Chronicle is reporting today on the cuts that Barnsley PCT is facing due to the Government's changes to NHS funding policy.

The Barnsley Chronicle: “NHS cuts will reduce town's life expectancy"

The Barnsley Chronicle is reporting today on the cuts that Barnsley PCT is facing due to the Government's changes to NHS funding policy.

Michael was on Dean Papall’s BBC Radio Sheffield show yesterday talking about the riots in London and other parts of the country.  To listen, click here and scroll to 1:10:30.

BBC Radio Sheffield: Dean Pepall show

Michael was on Dean Papall’s BBC Radio Sheffield show yesterday talking about the riots in London and other parts of the country.  To listen, click here and scroll to 1:10:30.

The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Britain’s poorest areas could be left behind after a change to how the Government funds councils.

The Government wants to “re-localise” business rates, meaning that councils will get to keep the money they receive from local businesses within their patch.  This would allow rich areas with the most firms to get more money as poor and rural areas fall behind.

The Daily Mirror: Fears for northern councils as 'rich' southern authorities may reap dividends of business taxes

The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Britain’s poorest areas could be left behind after a change to how the Government funds councils. The Government wants to “re-localise” business rates, meaning that... Read more

Michael Dugher, the MP for Barnsley East, was briefed on Tuesday 9 August by Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Holt of the South Yorkshire Police regarding the riots in London and other cities across the country.      

ACC Holt said that South Yorkshire Police were providing some support to the Metropolitan Police with their operations, but Michael received assurances that this was being done in a way not to impact on policing in South Yorkshire. 

Michael receives briefing from Assistant Chief Constable Holt of the South Yorkshire Police

Michael Dugher, the MP for Barnsley East, was briefed on Tuesday 9 August by Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Holt of the South Yorkshire Police regarding the riots in London and... Read more

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