Michael Dugher MP

Working hard for Barnsley East

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The following column appeared in the Barnsley Chronicle published 22 January:

 

Last year the Proud of Barnsley Exceptional Achievement Award went to Dr Selina Wray. The super-talented Barnsley lass Selina now works at University College London. Her award was in recognition of her ground-breaking research into new dementia treatments.

Today there are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. This will rise to one million by 2025 and 1.7 million by 2051. Once over 65, one in three of us will develop dementia. Dementia is also one of the main causes of disability later in life – ahead of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

But people like Selina are working incredibly hard to fight the disease.  As the proud patron of the Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS) charity, I went to see Selina recently at her research lab in London.

She explained how she is working to find ways to slow or prevent the onset of this dreadful condition and how we might best treat it.

Talented people make me proud of Barnsley

The following column appeared in the Barnsley Chronicle published 22 January:   Last year the Proud of Barnsley Exceptional Achievement Award went to Dr Selina Wray. The super-talented Barnsley lass... Read more

In Michael's latest column for the Barnsley Chronicle, reflecting on the recent flooding in Yorkshire, he states much more could have been done by ministers to build up flood defences and save homes from being flooded in the first place.

He calls for an end to the 'cut now, worry later' approach and for ministers to start making long-term planning and funding on flood defences a priority.

 

 

To read the column in full click here.

 

Barnsley Chronicle column: 'Don't let this happen again'

In Michael's latest column for the Barnsley Chronicle, reflecting on the recent flooding in Yorkshire, he states much more could have been done by ministers to build up flood defences and...

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