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Barnsley MP Lands "Surprise" Opportunity

Thursday June 19 2014

Dan Jarvis MP Dan Jarvis MP

BARNSLEY Central MP Dan Jarvis has landed the opportunity to raise an issue reflecting local residents' concerns in Parliament. What would you like him to bring up?

Jarvis has been successful in a ballot to introduce a Private Members’ Bill. This will give him the opportunity to introduce legislation about an issue of his choice.

He said: "This is a great surprise and a great opportunity to raise an issue which matters to the people of Barnsley and hopefully introduce new legislation to make a lasting difference.

"I’m thinking hard to decide the best issue to cover. So many important issues are raised with me by local constituents, it will be a task whittling it down to just one. But I’m open to all suggestions."

What would you ask Dan to raise? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by STEVEO on Thursday June 19 2014 at 17:08
Raising the minimum wage to a "living wage" of £8+ an hour MUST be on the top of his list SURELY?

Zero Hours / Annualised contracts and "employment" agencies that don't comply with the legislation put in place to stop them taking advantage of the people they "employ" would also be a good start.

Reply Posted by True red on Thursday June 19 2014 at 19:59
Agree with ya stevo how about a private members bill for a northern republic

Reply Posted by sid on Thursday June 19 2014 at 22:27
The obvious to my mind is jobs. Good solid jobs,get the youths off the benefits and give them a good job,less law breaking,less drugs and some self respect.
Jobs for our area.

Reply Posted by sod on Friday June 20 2014 at 00:44
less jobs more benefits

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Friday June 20 2014 at 07:43
Why was Margaret thatcher given a state funeral ,she destroyed everything in this area November the 5 to be known as St guys day

Reply Posted by fawkes off on Friday June 20 2014 at 09:23
^^^^^^^ He is back again with his deluded comments..

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Friday June 20 2014 at 19:33
Fawkes off think about this mathematical equation say 6,000 council properties sold off by Maggie at 70 pounds a week rent means bmbc loose revenue to the tune of 420,000 a week god bless Maggie.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Friday June 20 2014 at 18:15
How about a referendum on stopping foreign aid and getting some brass sent up here instead ????

Reply Posted by Rich on Friday June 20 2014 at 23:30
Sorting the robbing banks out...Bring back Robin of Locksley...

Reply Posted by Rich on Friday June 20 2014 at 23:32
Sorry Loxley..

Reply Posted by Dr Debate on Saturday June 21 2014 at 00:17
The question is simple say nowt. I myself and my Labour pals are voted in regardless we are Labour. The people love us no change just line my pockets and Sir Steve will sort the rest out.

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Saturday June 21 2014 at 15:21
Yep, he has certainly 'sorted it out' but sadly not for the better. Sir Steve (ha) is way out of his depth.

Reply Posted by bob of loxley on Saturday June 21 2014 at 08:49
So you only get to raise our issues at a rate of one every few years and then it's a surprise. Seriously Dan. What are we paying you for?. Really, if wab could ask him we would all be interested.

Reply Posted by Brian on Saturday June 21 2014 at 15:22
We are paying him (generously) so that he can promote himself.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Saturday June 21 2014 at 09:58
Keep Voting Labour..

Reply Posted by Tom on Saturday June 21 2014 at 19:44
Introduce a 'right to grow food'. Currently the council have to provide allotments if 6 people petition them, however there is no timescale for allotments to be provided.

Surely everyone who lives in this country should have a right to use just a little bit of land to grow food to supplement their meagre incomes or dole due to high structural unemployment, unemployment and the various downwards pressure upon wages (such as real terms reduction to minimum wage, high immigration etc.)


Get rid of the 'benefit trap'. If somebody on benefits earns £1. Reduce their benefit by a maximum of 50p, so they are 50p better off. Currently benefits can be reduced by up to £1.17 for every £1 earned before taking into account transport costs and other work related costs.

Nobody should be worse off for working. Reduce effective marginal tax rates on the poorest to incentivise work.

The rich argue high effective marginal tax rates (EMTRs) are a disincentive. They have had their EMTR reduced from 52% to 47%.
Reduce the EMTRs on the poorest from the current 100%+ to 47% or less. Make work pay!
We need metaphorical carrots for both the rich and the poor, not carrots for the rich whilst the poor get some stick

Reply Posted by Tom on Saturday June 21 2014 at 19:46
unemployment, underemployment*

Reply Posted by rainbow on Monday June 23 2014 at 10:08
How about a petition to get rid of some of our MP's, does Barnsley really need 4, when I were a lad we only had 1, Roy Mason, he managed on his own OK.???