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Dugher Congratulates Houghton After Knighthood

Tuesday June 18 2013


Michael Dugher MP Michael Dugher MP


MP Michael Dugher has congratulated Steve Houghton CBE after it was announced that he has been appointed Knights Bachelor in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Mr Houghton has dedicated his life to the local community and public service. He has been a member of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council since 1988 and leader since 1996.

He receives his knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his parliamentary and political services.

Commenting, Michael Dugher said: "Steve Houghton has been a phenomenal leader for Barnsley for so many years, including in the toughest of times.

"He is rightly respected throughout the whole country as one of the brightest, most formidable champions for working class people and for the unemployed. He has been a brilliant public servant.

"It is a long way from the picket line to the Palace, but his knighthood is thoroughly deserved."

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Reply Posted by Guesty Mcguest on Tuesday June 18 2013 at 14:04
Michael Dugher I will boycott you for the rest of your days, we know what you are.

Reply Posted by stevo on Tuesday June 18 2013 at 16:51
The most sycophantic statement from Duggy Dugher I have ever read.
Yet another slap on the back for Houghton who has achieved nothing whilst sitting on his lofty perch.

"most formidable champions for working class people and for the unemployed"

That very statement just shows how out of touch the back slapping champagne socialist comrades at the local Labour party are.

Reply Posted by sir sid snot on Tuesday June 18 2013 at 17:27
They give you a knighthood just for passing silent wind nowdays

Reply Posted by rainbow on Wednesday June 19 2013 at 19:33
It's what is termed the 'old pals act', been going on for years and there's no better at it than Labour old pals.??

Reply Posted by King Fred on Thursday June 20 2013 at 08:42
Dugher the tosser!

Reply Posted by les on Saturday June 22 2013 at 14:24
I think mr dogooder just likes to see his
picture and blowing his own trumpet without any sound coming out

Reply Posted by Paul chipchase on Saturday June 22 2013 at 17:05
My first question is what has he done for barnsley,,
2. When is the people of barnsley goin to wake up an stop voting for these middle class labour fantasists.

Reply Posted by stevo on Sunday June 23 2013 at 20:19
Exactly Chippy, brainwashed springs to mind!