Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

Barnsley County Court to remain open

It was revealed today in a Government statement to the House of Commons that Barnsley County Court will now remain open.

This follows a campaign opposing the proposed closure of the court by the four MPs representing constituencies in the Barnsley area: Eric Illsley, John Healey, Angela Smith and Michael Dugher.

Previous Government proposals would have seen court services transferred from Barnsley to Sheffield. But in a joint submission to the Ministry of Justice in October, Barnsley MPs pointed out that such a move would cause problems for local people wishing to access court services, in particular for the vulnerable and less well off.

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