Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

2012

As Labour’s Vice-Chair, Michael has responded to David Cameron’s New Year message, saying "it’s a case of more of the same”.

David Cameron’s New Year message is just ‘more of the same’

As Labour’s Vice-Chair, Michael has responded to David Cameron’s New Year message, saying "it’s a case of more of the same”. Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, a recent survey of all Cancer Networks in England has revealed deep budget cuts to the local cancer network for people in Barnsley.

Michael highlights worrying figures that show the Cancer Network for people in Barnsley has been cut by 38 percent since 2009

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, a recent survey of all Cancer Networks in England has revealed deep budget cuts to the local cancer network for people in Barnsley.... Read more

Ed Miliband has used his 2013 New Year Message to talk about his ‘One Nation’ vision for Britian. You can watch the video message below:

Ed Miliband's New Year Message 2013

Ed Miliband has used his 2013 New Year Message to talk about his ‘One Nation’ vision for Britian. You can watch the video message below: Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, Michael has criticised the Government after hundreds of families in Barnsley were forced to rely on food handouts to get them through Christmas. 

Barnsley Chronicle: ‘Families forced to rely on handouts at Christmas

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, Michael has criticised the Government after hundreds of families in Barnsley were forced to rely on food handouts to get them through Christmas. ... Read more

As reported in the Sheffield Star and the South Yorkshire Times, Michael has highlighted worrying figures that show the Cancer Network for people in Barnsley has been cut by 38 percent since 2009

Michael highlights worrying figures that show the Cancer Network for people in Barnsley has been cut by 38 percent since 2009

As reported in the Sheffield Star and the South Yorkshire Times, Michael has highlighted worrying figures that show the Cancer Network for people in Barnsley has been cut by 38 percent since 2009... Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, Michael has revealed figures that show that 8,100 families in his constituency of Barnsley East will be hit by the Government’s ‘Strivers’ tax’.

Michael reveals figures that show the Government’s strivers’ tax will hammer 8,100 families in Barnsley East

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, Michael has revealed figures that show that 8,100 families in his constituency of Barnsley East will be hit by the Government’s ‘Strivers’ tax’.... Read more

Michael has confirmed that he will vote in favour of same-sex marriage when it comes to a vote in the House of Commons. 

Michael confirms his commitment to vote in favour of equal marriage

Michael has confirmed that he will vote in favour of same-sex marriage when it comes to a vote in the House of Commons.  Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle, Michael has said that the Government’s Work Programme is comprehensively failing to get local people back to work in Barnsley, with only 3.6 percent of applicants going on to gain employment.

Michael highlights new figures that show the new Work Programme has been a comprehensive failure for people in Barnsley

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle, Michael has said that the Government’s Work Programme is comprehensively failing to get local people back to work in Barnsley, with only 3.6 percent... Read more

Yesterday, nearly 1000 people travelled to Westminster to join The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) mass lobby of Parliament, calling on the Chancellor to abandon the beer duty escalator in the next Budget.

Michael meets with Barnsley CAMRA members taking part in lobby of Parliament

Yesterday, nearly 1000 people travelled to Westminster to join The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) mass lobby of Parliament, calling on the Chancellor to abandon the beer duty escalator in the... Read more

The latest unemployment figures show that the total number of people claiming Jobs Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) in Barnsley has fallen slightly from 7,535 in October 2012 to 7,465 in November 2012. This is welcome news, but it is still a lot higher than a year ago, when the total figure was 6,820. 

Michael calls for action to tackle stubbornly high long-term and youth unemployment in Barnsley

The latest unemployment figures show that the total number of people claiming Jobs Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) in Barnsley has fallen slightly from 7,535 in October 2012 to 7,465 in November... Read more

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