Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

2013

Michael has written a new blog post about the lack of funding for brass bands in the UK.

To read the post, click here: A fundamental shift in attitude is needed to secure the future of Brass Bands in the UK.

Blog Post: ‘A fundamental shift in attitude is needed to secure the future of Brass Bands in the UK’

Michael has written a new blog post about the lack of funding for brass bands in the UK. To read the post, click here: A fundamental shift in attitude is needed to secure...

Michael has backed the Head Smart campaign and is working to increase awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours. 

Michael backs Head Smart brain tumour awareness campaign

Michael has backed the Head Smart campaign and is working to increase awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours.  Read more

Andrew Bounds, a reporter for the Financial Times, has visited Grimethorpe in Barnsley and written an article about the financial struggles the famous Grimethrope Colliery Band is currently facing. 

To read the article, click here

Financial Times: ‘Northern bands brassed off over funding’

Andrew Bounds, a reporter for the Financial Times, has visited Grimethorpe in Barnsley and written an article about the financial struggles the famous Grimethrope Colliery Band is currently facing.  To read...

Michael has said that the Government’s mid-term audit, which was finally published yesterday, is a cover up and has called it a whitewash .

Michael calls the Government’s mid-term audit a “cover up”

Michael has said that the Government’s mid-term audit, which was finally published yesterday, is a cover up and has called it a whitewash . Read more

Tala Lee Turton and her mother, Sara, visited Parliament today and met Michael, who is their local constituency MP.

Michael meets Barnsley dancer Tala Lee Turton in Parliament

Tala Lee Turton and her mother, Sara, visited Parliament today and met Michael, who is their local constituency MP. Read more

Michael, along with other Labour MPs and a broad coalition of organisations, has been calling for a proper statutory code to support landlords, protect local pubs and help turn around the rising tide of pub closures. 

Michael welcomes news that Ministers have finally accepted Labour proposals for a statutory code to support landlords, but urges the Government to go further to protect local pubs

Michael, along with other Labour MPs and a broad coalition of organisations, has been calling for a proper statutory code to support landlords, protect local pubs and help turn around... Read more

Michael has written an article for the Yorkshire Post today about how two thirds of households affected by the Government’s plans to introduce a real terms cut in tax credits are in fact people in work – hardworking strivers on lower incomes.

Click here to read the article. 

The Yorkshire Post: The Government is hitting strivers - we need real welfare reform that is tough, fair and works, writes Michael Dugher

Michael has written an article for the Yorkshire Post today about how two thirds of households affected by the Government’s plans to introduce a real terms cut in tax credits...

Michael has written an article for the PoliticsHomewebsite about Cameron and Clegg's Government re-launch.  

To read the article, click here.   

You can also read Michael’s comments about the Government’s re-launch in the Mirror, the Metro, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Mail and Bloomberg.  

PoliticsHome article: No amount of reviewing and re-launching can hide Cameron and Clegg's record

Michael has written an article for the PoliticsHomewebsite about Cameron and Clegg's Government re-launch.   To read the article, click here.    You can also read Michael’s comments about the Government’s re-launch in...

The Mirror has reported on Michael’s comments about Whitehall ‘snobbery’ in the Arts following reports that the famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s future is under threat due to a lack of funding. 

Click here and here to read articles that have been in the Mirror.    

The Mirror: “Brassed off: World famous colliery band starved of funds due to 'Government snobbery'”

The Mirror has reported on Michael’s comments about Whitehall ‘snobbery’ in the Arts following reports that the famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s future is under threat due to a lack of funding.  Click here and here to...

As reported in the Yorkshire PostSheffield Star and South Yorkshrie Times, Michael has accused the Government of ‘snobbery’ in the Arts following reports that the famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s future is under threat due to a lack of funding. 

Michael accuses the Government of ‘snobbery’ in the Arts as Grimethorpe Brass Band’s future is under threat

As reported in the Yorkshire Post, Sheffield Star and South Yorkshrie Times, Michael has accused the Government of ‘snobbery’ in the Arts following reports that the famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s future is under threat due to... Read more

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