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Jarvis Promoted After Miliband's Reshuffle

Thursday October 10 2013


Dan Jarvis MP Dan Jarvis MP


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.

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Reply Posted by Monty Williams on Thursday October 10 2013 at 09:30
Hope he does a better job in this one. He did nothing for culture or the people of Barnsley. I'm still trying to find out what he actually does

Reply Posted by MAX AND PADDY on Friday October 11 2013 at 05:50
ON A ROAD TO NOWHERE.

Reply Posted by Richard on Thursday October 10 2013 at 09:41
And this is a good thing?

He's already been caught with his hand in the till.....what will happen now he has more power??

Reply Posted by Rich S on Thursday October 10 2013 at 09:58
He hasn't been caught with his hand in the till! They were valid expense claims, there has been no suggestion that any of the claims were inappropriate,

Reply Posted by Steve Jones on Thursday October 10 2013 at 09:44
Good luck to Mr Jarvis. Look forward to the proposal for Labour's Victims Law.

Reply Posted by Rich S on Thursday October 10 2013 at 09:59
Well deserved, onwards and upwards. Future Defence minister

Reply Posted by jules on Thursday October 10 2013 at 10:14
Congratulations... Well done,I hope you make a positive difference in your new role

Reply Posted by Richard Joned on Thursday October 10 2013 at 10:21
Valid expense claims? Err ok. I'm pretty sure the tax payers would say different if we had a thorough examination of these "valid" expenses. We all know Labour cannot use a calculator to make the sums work.

Reply Posted by Collet on Thursday October 10 2013 at 10:24
The job he has inherited couldn't have happened to an MP in a better area we should now see youth crime and drunkenness go down rapidly,if it dunt he wants kicking art.????

Reply Posted by Rich S on Thursday October 10 2013 at 10:30
You do understand that he is just the Shadow minister, i.e. not responsible for policy as that would be the government.

Reply Posted by Richard on Thursday October 10 2013 at 11:31
BEFORE anybody voted for these cretinous idiots, feel free to make an INFORMED decision and at least read the Daily Telegraph article about how Labour 1997 - 2010 are the WORST British government EVER. THEN spout about how good these muppets are....if you can!

Reply Posted by Rich S on Thursday October 10 2013 at 13:01
The Daily Torygraph - no agenda there then!

Reply Posted by A on Saturday October 12 2013 at 08:36
Jeez... lets all read the Daily Propaganda and then make an informed decision about which government to vote for

Reply Posted by Sanka - The fastest of the fastest on Thursday October 10 2013 at 12:22
Barnsley will never change. Full of self centred, blinkered fools.

Reply Posted by RezzieP on Thursday October 10 2013 at 12:40
In my opinion this isn't such a good thing. In this country for years it's the politicians on the low end of the scale that keep up the fight for what's right for the community they live in. Once they start climbing the ladder and lining their pockets with even bigger expense claims it becomes less about the cause and more about how much more money they can cream off the top and put into an off-shore bank account. Mr Jarvis was once one of us. Now he's one of them.

Reply Posted by Monty Williams on Thursday October 10 2013 at 13:34
Rezziep. Mr Jarvis has never been one of us. I needed his help and assistance not so long ago. Guess what he was not interested. One of us my backside. He's out to line his own pockets and had no interest in the people he represents

Reply Posted by tracey on Thursday October 10 2013 at 15:26
Mr Jarvis never became an MP for Barnsley because he cares for Barnsley but as a career move.

Reply Posted by STEVO on Thursday October 10 2013 at 15:30
Yup, a bloke from Nottinghamshire is really going to have the best interests of the people of Barnsley as his first priority isn't he?

Gravy Train anyone?

Reply Posted by Fawkes on Thursday October 10 2013 at 21:02
Jesus ! A promotion .What has he put on his C.V for this promotion .Because he's done sod all for the people of Barnsley.You tell me one thing hes done to help us ABSOLUTELY NOTHING THAT'S WHAT ! A now hes got higher things to take up his precious time he will probably do even less than nothing for this town.You should get a promotion when you actually do something to deserve it . JOBS FOR THE BOYS.

Reply Posted by Richard on Thursday October 10 2013 at 21:28
Well said Fawkes! Please all take a look at what the last Labour Govt did 1997 - 2010, but sit down first. Most problems this country has includes immigration (yep, that was Labour), Millenium Dome £800m (Labour), Worst recession period and slowest economic growth since the WW2 (Labour), Bedroom Tax (Originally Labour, contrary to what they are trying to make everyone believe), NHS computer system that failed at a current cost of £10bn, oh yes, that was Labour too, worst education results in Western Europe, that was Labour too! The current government is trying to put right all the crap Labour left them with. Barnsley Council can't even sort out the pot holes in the road, why? Because they have Labour people in charge that couldn't give a damn about Barnsley! The town is crap, the education is crap, the hospitals are crap. Barnsley people seem blinkered to the reality of how crap these people in charge are. The overpaid councillors with huge expense bills (including paying their spouses huge salaries at the tax payers expanse) are ruining everything. Want better? Then change who you vote for.

Reply Posted by Richard on Thursday October 10 2013 at 21:34
Jarvis was selected as the Labour candidate for Barnsley Central on 27 January 2011 following the resignation of Eric Illsley, who stood down after being CONVICTED of FRAUD for his part in the United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal! Same spots (LABOUR), different leopard!

Reply Posted by H@ZZ@RD on Saturday October 12 2013 at 08:59
Jarvis is a future minister,put into a safe seat to learn the ropes,cos we all know labour will get back into power again if not next term,then the one after.Not going to make a blind bit of difference though.as the saying goes"all shit in the same pot"

Reply Posted by Richard on Monday October 14 2013 at 01:13
After reading others comments on several links and articles, it is clear many are not properly informed or simply living in denial. Since 1997 our country has gone to the sewer in the economy, immigration, education, unemployment, NHS etc..Who was in charge?

Barnsley has deteriorated in all areas and found a £9m black hole in the budget, whilst paying the councillors big salaries and expenses to hire spouses etc.... And they still can't even fix simple things like pot holes, but waste funds on big rusty combs and throwing money that's simply not bringing jobs and revenue.

WAB people continuously complain about all things I mention, yet so many are blinkered.

Trouble is Labour has been ingrained in the blood, regardless of how bad they've been.

Barnsley council is run by Labour, Barnsley council is constantly complained about, yet people still vote for these muppets! Why? It just doesn't make any sense.

Lib Dems/conservatives have reduced tax on people earning minimum wage to ZERO tax. They've put investment into creating 1 million jobs. The benefits culture does need addressing, but it was Labour that introduced the so called "bedroom tax" into the private sector.

People can't expect a free lunch, or a free house. They need to work for it. The current govt is bringing the jobs..a million jobs. Unemployment got bad due to Labour.

Reply Posted by Richard on Monday October 14 2013 at 01:23
Immigration increased exponentially since Labour were in power. These people took our jobs, that is why we have so much unemployment.

NHS, too many people in A&E (including immigrants), plus Labour authorised the funding of £10bn for a computer system that doesn't work! That is why the NHS is failing and under scrutiny. What could £10bn do for NHS if that money hadn't been wasted?

Tony Blair took us to Iraq, with a hidden agenda. How much oil did we get from the deal??? How expensive is petrol after all that bloodshed? Should we blame Lib Dem/Conservatives? Of course not! They're very busy fixing the problems still.

Reply Posted by nab on Monday October 14 2013 at 20:48
monty i asked him for help not my department he said . all they do is look after each other

Reply Posted by observer on Monday October 14 2013 at 21:35
Richard. have you ever been in Barnsley hospital.?..i have. if you don't like Barnsley. why don't you leave. and all the notes you have posted. your right. but so wrong. all the problems you put In there are a legacy of the 3rd term of the conservative government. the tories put us in the situation wer are now. and we will be reeling from that for yrs to come

Reply Posted by To Observer on Monday October 14 2013 at 23:46
I'm not saying Tories are perfect, but what I have said is from facts that are documented.

Blaming the Tories for something from before 1997 is very short sighted and narrow minded. Immigration problems are due to Labour, which led to massive strain on our economy, unemployment and health service. This was all due to Labour.

Labour went into Iraq and Afghanistan, as immense cost financially and of human life. What was their agenda? As we sure as hell haven't seen petrol prices reduce (which incidentally has put up the price of EVERYTHING including our toast in the morning).

Blame Tories all you wish people, but look at the facts carefully before you decide on where to put your X on voting day.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Tuesday October 15 2013 at 07:06
So the Tories didn't privatise out Oil, Power, trains, gas, electric, water etc etc etc Pre 1997 then?

Tell me out of those industries above which of them have given "outstanding value for money for us taxpayers" ?

Erm none of the above I think you will find, even now the railways are STILL heavily subsidised, example east coast main line taken back into government hands and is highly profitable, and guess what?
The Tories want to put it back out to tender!

Same old Tory crap "ooh lets have a fire sale to get a few quid in the coffers" Council houses under Thatcher.
Royal mail under Cameron (MASSIVELY undervalued too) Oh and it turns out one of the Tory donators who "donated" £500,000 to the Tory party was "allowed" to buy £50,000,000 worth of Royal Mail shares and made an IMMEDIATE £18 MILLION POUND PROFIT.

Were all in this together my arse.

The Tory Toffs and their industrialist cohorts will continue to keep adding to their wealth whilst the average working man has his / her wages subdued by ridiculous Tory policy.

I can play this game all day old bean, the above are merely a drop in the ocean.

Want to play?

Reply Posted by anom on Tuesday October 15 2013 at 12:03
well that says it all. i had a issue that i went to Mr Jarvis about as i got response from the others (Miller) and guess what no response from him either. i have no respect in this party and they certainly wont get my vote. i would like to know like a lot of people what as he and the other cronies actual done for Barnsley?

Reply Posted by To Stevo on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 10:05
Stevo you have some valid arguments.

However, immigration, unemployment, health service and education are all unrelated to just utilities that you mention.

Youve not mentioned anything positive that Labour has done to help or alleviate strain on the working class.

Lib Dems brought in the higher tax threshold to ensure folk on minimum wage don't pay tax, yet they are still entitled to benefits.

Labour have let in millions of immigrants in a short space of time...too many for our infrastructure to cope, which is why unemployment, education and health service is buckling. Labour did this.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 14:15
I think you are under the misapprehension that I am a Labour supporter, just for the record, whilst ever I have air in my lungs I would not vote for Labour.

Reply Posted by To Steveo on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 10:44
.....what about crime? Criminals are being let out earlier even for serious crime. Why? It's fair to assume our prisons are full. A large proportion of immigrants are occupying our prisons.

This influx of immigrants that LABOUR authorised (without our consent) has meant greater strain on NHS, less jobs, which brings more crime, greater need for police funding and prisons. Not to mention that a large amount of money these immigrants earn is sent abroad, so it's not being put back into our system via VAT etc.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 14:15
I totally agree.

Reply Posted by To Steveo on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 11:02
It's interesting you mention about Royal Mail and people investing.

When the markets opened, they weren't only open to Tory investors. EVERYONE was invited to make a profit (including the workers of Royal Mail).

Indeed Labour love to give the impression of being in it together don't they? Labour councillors at the soup kitchen....the same guys ripping off their constituents via huge salaries and unjustified expenses (including paying their spouses to make the tea).

Reply Posted by Stevo on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 15:30
Again, Totally agree, however, the shares were MASSIVELY undervalued.

I was hinting at Landsdowne partners, a hedge fund owned by peter davies who was best man at George "Gideon" osbournes wedding which was "allowed" to buy £50,000,000 worth of shares despite Vince Cable publicly stating that major institutions would not be able to buy massive amounts of shares in Royal Mail.

Lansdowne made an 18 MILLION POUND PROFIT immediately, but alas the Royal Mail workers who were given "free" shares are unable to trade them on the stock market for 3 years.

Shares that they do not want as they would sooner have their job security.

Other investors / Carpet baggers are able to trade their shares after one week of owning them.

The new owners of Royal Mail are in a win win situation, IMMEDIATE massive profits and a workforce that they can corrupt, enslave and lower their pay and erode their terms and conditions.

Oh and not forgetting that the Royal Mail pension liability of 37 BILLION POUNDS will still have to be settled by the TAXPAYER.

Doesn't sound good for everyone concerned apart from the large investors does it?

And yes to the bottom part of your post.

Reply Posted by To Steveo on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 11:13
Steveo, if you want to talk about value for money...how many billions was Iraq and Afghanistan wars? How many our our boys and girls were killed? What value for money did we get from Labour orchestrating this? What was our exit strategy to get our troops out? It was yet another ill thought plan to appear strong in the eyes of America, who clearly use us.

At least when we went to Falklands we got what we went for.


Reply Posted by stevo on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 15:33
Again I totally agree.

Reply Posted by To Steveo on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 15:36
Steveo, I often read your comments, and unlike a few others on here, you give a good and constructive argument.

Like you (and I) not being Labour, I'm not a Tory. I do think the current coalition is better equipped to deal with the issues our country has, as its reaching out to a greater number of people.

I'm bitterly disappointed at how Labour has run its council in Barnsley (amongst other areas) and their agenda seems clear.

I have attended council meetings and (armed with documented facts) seen and heard Labour councillors blatantly lying about what seems MOST subjects. They take credit for things they had no right (when things go well) and simply pass blame when things are not going right.

Ed Miliband is putting his name to repealing the so called "Bedroom Tax". Why? Because he thinks it will win votes. Little is he telling the voting public, that it was in fact Labour who first introduced it in the first place!

I agree that the privatisation of utility companies has become costly, yet Labour evidently did nothing to cap rises during their lengthy term in office. Ed Miliband is spouting about freezing energy prices for two years (like he's doing us all a favour).....YET he is failing to say that a very large number of energy customers are already fixed for two years with their providers. So he is in fact promising something we all already have an option to do for ourselves anyway under the current government!

I'm left wondering what hair brained ideas they will come up with next?

Labour clearly resorts to dirty tricks, twisted truths and smear campaigns to win votes. Councillors and MP's need to be made accountable for what they do, rather than brushing it under the carpet and avoiding difficult questions.

Lets ask them the questions and put them under real pressure. Labour will promise, then make excuses, particularly in local councils. We've seen evidence for a long time with the Labour council in Barnsley.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 19:20
Yup I echo that sentiment, however, the current coalition are not fit for purpose, the Lid Dems are no more than Tory "ponies" and will be cast into fourth division politics at the next election.

I agreed with the introduction of the welfare card but as for the rest of Tory policy, they are only interested in the rich keeping their riches and look upon the average working man who have broken their backs to keep the Tories in their riches as something they have trodden in.

I could go on and on but there isn't much between Labour and the Tories these days and I for one will NEVER vote for any of them.