Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

2012

The Commons Public Administration Select Committee has condemned the granting of knighthoods to businessmen and senior officials for simply “doing the day job”. 

Michael Dugher: “We support the honours system recognising people from every walk of life and to do so on merit”

The Commons Public Administration Select Committee has condemned the granting of knighthoods to businessmen and senior officials for simply “doing the day job”.  Read more

Michael is backing a new campaign to ‘Save School Sports’. The Government has decided to scrap the requirement for children to do at least two hours of PE a week and has also abolished the School Sports Partnerships, which allowed primary schools access to coaches, staff and facilities to do competitive sport. In addition, the Government is now planning to allow further reductions in the amount of outdoor space each school must provide, meaning less space for children to do PE and play outside.

Michael backs ‘Save School Sports’ campaign

Michael is backing a new campaign to ‘Save School Sports’. The Government has decided to scrap the requirement for children to do at least two hours of PE a week... Read more

Michael Dugher has accused the Government of failing Yorkshire and the Humber's next generation as figures out today showed a 21,000 increase in young people not in education, employment or training since the general election.

Government "failing Yorkshire's next generation" as NEET stats soar

Michael Dugher has accused the Government of failing Yorkshire and the Humber's next generation as figures out today showed a 21,000 increase in young people not in education, employment or... Read more

Kevin Maguire reported in his column yesterday on the good news that Barnsley ballerina Tala Lee Turton will, after all, dance with the Bolshoi.

Kevin Maguire: "Barnsley ballerina will dance with Bolshoi after help from Mirror readers"

Kevin Maguire reported in his column yesterday on the good news that Barnsley ballerina Tala Lee Turton will, after all, dance with the Bolshoi. Read more


As reported on the WeAreBarnsley website today, Barnsley East constituency has been identified as having the 10th highest percentage of people struggling to pay their energy bills in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.

Barnsley East constituency has the 10th highest percentage of people struggling to pay their energy bills in Yorkshire

As reported on the WeAreBarnsley website today, Barnsley East constituency has been identified as having the 10th highest percentage of people struggling to pay their energy bills in the Yorkshire and the... Read more

Michael showed his support for Brain Tumour Research and Support (BTRS) today by completing a leg in the Olympic Torch Relay of Barnsley Town Hall Clock Tower to help raise awareness and vital funding.

Michael shows his support for Brain Tumour Research and Support

Michael showed his support for Brain Tumour Research and Support (BTRS) today by completing a leg in the Olympic Torch Relay of Barnsley Town Hall Clock Tower to help raise awareness and... Read more

The latest unemployment figures show that the total number of people claiming Jobs Seekers’ Allowance (JSA) in Barnsley has fallen slightly from May 2012 (7,770) to July 2012 (7,630).

Long-term youth unemployment in Barnsley rises again

The latest unemployment figures show that the total number of people claiming Jobs Seekers’ Allowance (JSA) in Barnsley has fallen slightly from May 2012 (7,770) to July 2012 (7,630). Read more

The South Yorkshire Times is reporting today that dancer Tala Lee Turton, from Barnsley, is finally on her way to Moscow to train at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

South Yorkshire Times: Tala makes it to Moscow - Wombwell ballerina to dance with the Bolshoi

The South Yorkshire Times is reporting today that dancer Tala Lee Turton, from Barnsley, is finally on her way to Moscow to train at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, Tesco has bowed to pressure for a crossing outside the new store in Hoyland. 

Michael says safety is of paramount importance as Tesco developer in Hoyland bows to pressure for a crossing outside new store

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle today, Tesco has bowed to pressure for a crossing outside the new store in Hoyland.  Read more

Responding to comments made on Twitter during the Olympic Opening Ceremony by Conservative MP Aidan Burley, Michael said: "David Cameron should show some leadership and demand a full apology from Aidan Burley immediately. 

“David Cameron should show some leadership and demand a full apology from Aidan Burley”

Responding to comments made on Twitter during the Olympic Opening Ceremony by Conservative MP Aidan Burley, Michael said: "David Cameron should show some leadership and demand a full apology from... Read more

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