Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

2012

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

Michael has said that David Cameron is "running scared" after the Prime Minister suggested holding the televised leaders' debates months before the expected date of the general election.

David Cameron 'running scared' over TV debates

Michael has said that David Cameron is "running scared" after the Prime Minister suggested holding the televised leaders' debates months before the expected date of the general election. Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, Michael has called on the Government to back a plan to build thousands of new affordable homes in Yorkshire to boost the economy and create thousands of new jobs.

Michael calls for plan to build 5,216 homes in Yorkshire

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, Michael has called on the Government to back a plan to build thousands of new affordable homes in Yorkshire to boost the economy... Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, Michael has called on the Government to back a plan to build thousands of new affordable homes in Yorkshire to boost the economy and create thousands of new jobs.

Michael calls for plan to build 5,216 homes in Yorkshire

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, Michael has called on the Government to back a plan to build thousands of new affordable homes in Yorkshire to boost the economy... Read more

Michael visited five more schools in Barnsley today to announce and hand out prizes to the school winners of his constituency-wide competition to find a Christmas card design.

Michael visits 5 more schools to announce winners of his Christmas Card Competition 2012

Michael visited five more schools in Barnsley today to announce and hand out prizes to the school winners of his constituency-wide competition to find a Christmas card design. Read more

Michael visited five schools in Barnsley today to announce and hand out prizes to the school winners of his constituency-wide competition to find a Christmas card design.

The winner of the overall competition was also announced at a special assembly at Hoyland Common Primary School.

Michael visits schools to announce winners of his Christmas Card Competition 2012

Michael visited five schools in Barnsley today to announce and hand out prizes to the school winners of his constituency-wide competition to find a Christmas card design. The winner of... Read more

In his Autumn Statement today, George Osborne had to admit that he will not be able to get the debt down by 2015.   

David Cameron and George Osborne admit they are failing on the test they set themselves – to balance the books and get the debt down by 2015

In his Autumn Statement today, George Osborne had to admit that he will not be able to get the debt down by 2015.    Read more

Michael’s article about reducing the voting age to 16 was published in the Yorkshire Post yesterday. Since then, there has been further coverage in the Telegraph, The Independent and the ITV Calendar News website.

More news coverage after Michael’s backing of votes at 16

Michael’s article about reducing the voting age to 16 was published in the Yorkshire Post yesterday. Since then, there has been further coverage in the Telegraph, The Independent and the ITV Calendar... Read more

Michael has written an article for the Yorkshire Post today about reducing the voting age to 16. Click here to read the article online.

Votes at 16 is an idea worth considering, writes Michael Dugher

Michael has written an article for the Yorkshire Post today about reducing the voting age to 16. Click here to read the article online. Read more

The Huffington Post and The Sun reported yesterday that a former Conservative peer has said she agrees with the controversial new Tory campaign chief, Lynton Crosby, when he said the party should not court Muslim votes.

Michael calls comments by former Conservative Peer Shreela Flather "totally unacceptable"

The Huffington Post and The Sun reported yesterday that a former Conservative peer has said she agrees with the controversial new Tory campaign chief, Lynton Crosby, when he said the party should not court... Read more

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