Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

2013

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle, South Yorkshire Times and Barnsley News and Sport, Michael, John Healey MP, Dan Jarvis MP and Angela Smith MP, have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, to call for a review of the NHS Allocations Policy which has led to proposed changes in the formula that determines the allocation of resources to local Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Barnsley MPs lobby Health Secretary over funding formula

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle, South Yorkshire Times and Barnsley News and Sport, Michael, John Healey MP, Dan Jarvis MP and Angela Smith MP, have written a joint letter to the Secretary... Read more

George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement today and, as expected, continued to talk of a recovery. What he doesn’t understand is that for most people in Barnsley it doesn’t feel like a recovery at all.

It doesn’t feel like a recovery in Barnsley, George

George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement today and, as expected, continued to talk of a recovery. What he doesn’t understand is that for most people in Barnsley it doesn’t feel... Read more

As reported in the Barnsley News and Sport, Michael has highlighted figures that show councils who are suffering the biggest cuts, like Barnsley, are often those facing the highest costs.

New figures show local cuts being borne disproportionately by councils with the most need

As reported in the Barnsley News and Sport, Michael has highlighted figures that show councils who are suffering the biggest cuts, like Barnsley, are often those facing the highest costs. Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle,South Yorkshire Timesand Barnsley News and Sport, Michael has welcomed the £50,000 funding secured by the Elsecar Heritage Railway through the People’s Millions Big Lottery Fund.

Michael welcomes Elsecar Heritage Railway funding

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle,South Yorkshire Timesand Barnsley News and Sport, Michael has welcomed the £50,000 funding secured by the Elsecar Heritage Railway through the People’s Millions Big Lottery Fund.... Read more

Michael was joined by local Labour councillors and Labour Party activists this weekend to continue the campaign to freeze energy bills.

Michael continues the campaign to freeze that bill

Michael was joined by local Labour councillors and Labour Party activists this weekend to continue the campaign to freeze energy bills. Read more

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle, Michael and Councillor Tim Shepherd were joined by local schoolchildren, including Shola and Jay Andrews (pictured below), at the Hoyland Centre today to officially turn on the Hoyland Centre Christmas lights.

Michael turns on the Hoyland Centre Christmas lights

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle, Michael and Councillor Tim Shepherd were joined by local schoolchildren, including Shola and Jay Andrews (pictured below), at the Hoyland Centre today to officially... Read more

As reported in the Barnsley News and Sport, Michael has hailed the victory for payday loan campaigners, as George Osborne bows to pressure and announces plans to limit the cost of payday loans.

Victory for campaigners over cap on payday loans

As reported in the Barnsley News and Sport, Michael has hailed the victory for payday loan campaigners, as George Osborne bows to pressure and announces plans to limit the cost of... Read more

As reported in the Barnsley News and Sport, new House of Commons Library figures, revealed by Michael, estimate that 19 per cent of jobs for people living in Barnsley East in 2012 were paid below the living wage, meaning one in five people in Barnsley East would benefit if the Living Wage was paid by all employers in the constituency.

One in five would benefit from Living Wage in Barnsley East

As reported in the Barnsley News and Sport, new House of Commons Library figures, revealed by Michael, estimate that 19 per cent of jobs for people living in Barnsley East in... Read more

Elsecar Hertiage Railway has made it to the finals of The People’s Millions, a grant programme run by the Big Lottery Fund. They are hoping to secure £50,000 lottery funding to build a Coal Mining Memorial Park. People can vote for them to win until midnight tonight. The number to call is 0871 62 68 12, calls cost 11p from a BT phone.They will also be on ITV Calendar tonight from 6pm.

Michael supports Elsecar Heritage Railway in the final of The People's Millions

Elsecar Hertiage Railway has made it to the finals of The People’s Millions, a grant programme run by the Big Lottery Fund. They are hoping to secure £50,000 lottery funding... Read more

Michael attended the launch of 'Step Up to Serve' this week and has written a blog for the Huffington Post. 'Step Up to Serve' is a new cross-party and cross-sector national initiative to increase the number of young people taking part in social action across the UK.

You can read the full blog here.

Huffington Post: 'Step Up to Serve'

Michael attended the launch of 'Step Up to Serve' this week and has written a blog for the Huffington Post. 'Step Up to Serve' is a new cross-party and cross-sector...

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