Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

2012

Michael planted a virtual poppy today from the Barnsley Central Library.  He placed his virtual poppy at Serre in remembrance of the Barnsley Pals and to honour all our Armed Forces, past and present.

Michael plants a virtual poppy at Serre in remembrance of the Barnsley Pals

Michael planted a virtual poppy today from the Barnsley Central Library.  He placed his virtual poppy at Serre in remembrance of the Barnsley Pals and to honour all our Armed... Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, Michael is backing CSV's 'Make a Difference Day' initiative.

Michael backs CSV’s ‘Make a Difference Day’ initiative

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, Michael is backing CSV's 'Make a Difference Day' initiative. Read more

Michael met with constituents Louise Crew and Ellen Uttley yesterday to discuss issues of gender inequality. Louise and Ellen were taking part in a lobby of Parliament organised by UK Feminista.

To find out more about UK Feminista, you can visit their website at:http://ukfeminista.org.uk/

Michael meets constituents taking part in UK Feminista's lobby of Parliament

Michael met with constituents Louise Crew and Ellen Uttley yesterday to discuss issues of gender inequality. Louise and Ellen were taking part in a lobby of Parliament organised by UK...

Michael voted against the badger cull today in Parliament.  See Michael’s response to constituents who have written to him about this matter below:

Michael votes against badger cull

Michael voted against the badger cull today in Parliament.  See Michael’s response to constituents who have written to him about this matter below: Read more

Michael has welcomed the news that Wombwell Community Board’s Town Team has successfully secured £10,000 and additional support for their efforts to revitalise the high street.

Michael welcomes news that Wombwell Community Board has secured £10,000 to help revitalise the high street

Michael has welcomed the news that Wombwell Community Board’s Town Team has successfully secured £10,000 and additional support for their efforts to revitalise the high street. Read more

Michael attended a Civil Service Pensioner’s Alliance (CSPA) event in Parliament today.

Michael attends CSPA event in Parliament

Michael attended a Civil Service Pensioner’s Alliance (CSPA) event in Parliament today. Read more

Responding to the news that George Osborne was caught today sitting in First Class on a Virgin Train service on a Standard Class ticket, Michael said:

“Another day, another demonstration of how out of touch this Government is. Just like Andrew Mitchell, George Osborne obviously thinks it’s one rule for him and another for the plebs he’s so keen to sit apart from. So much for ‘we’re all in it together’.”

Michael says that Osborne’s first class train ticket row is another demonstration of how out of touch the Government is

Responding to the news that George Osborne was caught today sitting in First Class on a Virgin Train service on a Standard Class ticket, Michael said: “Another day, another demonstration...

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle and the South Yorkshire Times, Michael has urged Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council to sign up to the Community Covenant.

Michael urges Barnsley Council to sign up to Community Military Covenant

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle and the South Yorkshire Times, Michael has urged Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council to sign up to the Community Covenant. Read more

The BBC is reporting on Michael’s comments yesterday that it looks like David Cameron is trying to dodge as many weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) as possible.  Parliament’s sitting days were announced yesterday for next year and four of the seven recesses for 2013 begin on Tuesdays, which means that there will be no PMQs that week.   

BBC News: David Cameron 'dodging' Commons questions, says Labour

The BBC is reporting on Michael’s comments yesterday that it looks like David Cameron is trying to dodge as many weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) as possible.  Parliament’s sitting days were announced... Read more

Michael, responding to the news that the Chief Whip has resigned, said:

“After weeks in complete denial, Andrew Mitchell has finally bowed to public pressure. What people will want to know is why, when the entire country could see that what Andrew Mitchell did was wrong, the Prime Minister totally failed to act.

Mitchell resignation shows Cameron is profoundly weak and out of touch

Michael, responding to the news that the Chief Whip has resigned, said:“After weeks in complete denial, Andrew Mitchell has finally bowed to public pressure. What people will want to know is why,... Read more

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