Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

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As reported by the Yorkshire Post, Barnsley Gazette and theDearne Valley Weekender, Michael has sent his condolences to the family of former Member of the European Parliament and Barnsley councillor Brian Key, who sadly passed away on Wednesday 20 January.

Brian served as a Labour Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire South from July 1979  until July 1984 and he later served as a Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council councillor for Darfield ward between 2011 until his retirement in 2015

Michael sends his condolences following the death of Brian Key

As reported by the Yorkshire Post, Barnsley Gazette and theDearne Valley Weekender, Michael has sent his condolences to the family of former Member of the European Parliament and Barnsley councillor Brian Key,... Read more

Michael has joined fellow Barnsley MPs, Dan Jarvis and Angela Smith in calling for the HS2 rail project to include a South Yorkshire hub station at Sheffield Meadowhall.

The proposed station, which would build on existing facilities at Sheffield Meadowhall, would mean better connectivity for passengers, a boost for businesses in the region and improved links across the Sheffield City Region, the Leeds City Region and the North East.

With Barnsley just 15 minutes by train and 25 minutes by car from Meadowhall, a new hub station will benefit local businesses and passengers with reduced journey times as well as providing an opportunity for borough-wide growth and development.

The MPs have written to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin in support of the hub.


Commenting Michael said:

“We need to make sure that HS2 delivers the biggest possible benefits to Barnsley and the wider region.

“Building a South Yorkshire hub station at Sheffield Meadowhall will speed up journey times, increase connectivity and boost local jobs and growth.

“We have called on the Government to act so that Barnsley and the Sheffield City Region as a whole does not miss out on this opportunity.”

 

Michael calls for HS2 South Yorkshire hub to boost jobs and growth

Michael has joined fellow Barnsley MPs, Dan Jarvis and Angela Smith in calling for the HS2 rail project to include a South Yorkshire hub station at Sheffield Meadowhall. The proposed...

Michael has left his position this week as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. This followed the decision of Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to make changes to his Opposition front bench team.

Michael was only appointed last September, but he has been a member of the Shadow Cabinet since October 2011, holding a variety of positions including Shadow Transport Secretary and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office. He first joined the front bench in 2010, only a few months after his election to Parliament, and was a Shadow Defence Minister.

Michael obviously continues to serve as Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, following his re-election in May 2015. Michael has made it clear that he will continue to work hard as the local MP, both in the constituency and in Westminster, and that this has always been his first priority.

You can watch Michael being interviewed about his move on BBC NewsSky NewsChannel 4 Newsand ITV News, listen to his interviews on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Sheffield (1:08:40) and see some of the reports and commentary herehere and here.

Michael leaves the Shadow Cabinet

Michael has left his position this week as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. This followed the decision of Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to make changes to...

As reported by Barnsley News and Sport and the Barnsley Chronicle, Michael has slammed the Government for presiding over a 25 percent rail fare hike since 2010, which has seen the price of a Barnsley to Leeds 12 month season ticket increase by £372.

The increase is in line with fare hikes across the country since 2010, which have forced passengers to pay a quarter more for their train tickets.

Michael is supporting Labour’s plan to bring the railways back into public ownership, including high speed rail, and to introduce fairer fares and give passengers a stronger voice in the running of the railway.

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Michael hits out at Tory 25 per cent rail fare hike and calls for a publicly owned railway

As reported by Barnsley News and Sport and the Barnsley Chronicle, Michael has slammed the Government for presiding over a 25 percent rail fare hike since 2010, which has seen the price of a... Read more

Pienaars_politics.jpgThis morning Michael was interviewed by John Pienaar, Chief Political Correspondent for BBC Radio 5 Live, for Pienaar's Politics.

During the interview, Michael called for Labour to work together and get after the Tories rather than concenrate on "revenge reshuffles".

To hear the programme in full click here.

Pienaar's Politics

This morning Michael was interviewed by John Pienaar, Chief Political Correspondent for BBC Radio 5 Live, for Pienaar's Politics. During the interview, Michael called for Labour to work together and...

MPs-speak-up-for-Barnsley-junior-doctors.jpgAs reported by the Barnsley Chronicle and Barnsley News and Sport, Michael has joined with other Barnsley MPs Dan Jarvis, Angela Smith and John Healey to express solidarity with junior doctors, who recently had a contract imposed upon them by the Department of Health.

In a joint message, the MPs said:

“We agree with junior doctors that the Government are wrong to impose a contract on them without their agreement. We want to see an agreed settlement between junior doctors and the Department of Health that settles this dispute.

“Imposing this contract without agreement is provocative, damaging and bad for morale at a time when the NHS is facing a crisis because of the actions of this Government. We will continue to highlight this in Parliament on behalf of everyone in Barnsley who cares about the future of NHS.”

Michael joins with Barnsley MPs in supporting junior doctors

As reported by the Barnsley Chronicle and Barnsley News and Sport, Michael has joined with other Barnsley MPs Dan Jarvis, Angela Smith and John Healey to express solidarity with junior doctors, who recently...

Michael has written a blog on the Government’s plans to cut the Work Allowance of Universal Credit.
The planned cuts could see 2.6 million working families being £1,600 a year worse off.

In Michael’s Barnsley East constituency alone, 12,000 people will be claiming Universal Credit by 2020.

You can read the blog in full here.

Michael’s blog on Universal Credit

Michael has written a blog on the Government’s plans to cut the Work Allowance of Universal Credit.The planned cuts could see 2.6 million working families being £1,600 a year worse...

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