BARNSLEY MP Dan Jarvis has been appointed as a shadow minister for culture and sport as part of a Labour reshuffle that has seen him moved to the front bench.

Dan, who was voted in in March to replace Eric Illsley, will be working on the phone hacking inquiry reports and the Olympic Games.

But, he says, his priority will always be Barnsley. He added: "Despite my new role, my number one priority will remain Barnsley Central and ensuring that the town continues to change its local, regional and national profile.

"We have made great progress in the first six months that I have been the MP but there is a long way to go. I’ll be working hard to ensure that we continue to attract investment so that we can create jobs and opportunities for people across the town, as well as inspiring the next generation through our 'Proud of Barnsley' campaign.”