A SECOND Barnsley MP has received a promotion following Ed Miliband's reshuffle.

Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, has been appointed by Labour's leader to be the new Shadow Youth Justice and Victims Minister. Jarvis had previously been Shadow Culture Minister.

"I’m delighted to be joining Labour’s Shadow Justice team," Dan said. "Youth justice and supporting victims of crime are areas where I believe I can make a real difference.

"I know, from talking to Barnsley residents, that these issues are of great importance to them. My time in the army has shown me that young people can turn their lives around, even after making bad decisions.

"The youth justice system needs to ensure that, whilst punishment is appropriate and meaningful, it does not rule out the potential for change.

“I'm also looking forward to working on Labour’s proposed victims’ law, which will ensure victims know what to expect from the criminal justice system: clear rights, written in plain English, offering protection for innocent victims of crime.

"We need to ensure that victims of crime aren't forgotten and have confidence in our justice system."

Michael Dugher, the MP for Barnsley East, also received a promotion. You can read about it here.