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Barnsley MP sacked by Corbyn

Tuesday January 5 2016

Michael Dugher MP Michael Dugher MP

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has sacked Barnsley MP Michael Dugher from his role as shadow culture secretary.

Michael announced the move this morning on his Twitter feed - and he remains the only confirmed departure under the new Labour leader's reshuffle.

After the story broke this morning, it has been carried in press nationwide.

This afternoon Michael tweeted: "Jeremy said he didn't like things I'd been writing (in defence of good colleagues and new politics)."

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Reply Posted by TStephenson on Tuesday January 5 2016 at 17:09
Well done Jeremy. Perhaps Mr 'I voted for bombing Syria' Dugher will have more time to be bothered to read and reply to concerned constituent's email's now.

Reply Posted by Labour voter on Tuesday January 5 2016 at 18:03
Mr Dugher should try and get on with being a good MP for his constituents now. Get in touch with them and represent them. Dont think they wanted to 'bomb Syria'.

Reply Posted by John Vickers on Tuesday January 5 2016 at 18:15
When your in a team you cant go around thinking that you are special and rules don't apply to you.... JC is the Leader not Dugher.

Reply Posted by Lola on Tuesday January 5 2016 at 19:19
If he had worked for the company I work for, he would have been out a long time ago! Welcome to the real world.

Reply Posted by Lisa white on Tuesday January 5 2016 at 22:05
Mr Dugher , I personally will miss you. You did more for my company this anyone will know - good luck in your future

Reply Posted by Bill on Wednesday January 6 2016 at 10:49
He has never failed to respond to my letters and emails. He's as well out of this cabinet where one's thoughts and views are prescribed by its leader. "Toe the party line, think like we think or leave."

Reply Posted by Fud on Wednesday January 6 2016 at 13:08
One of the biggest career politicians in WM. Blarite to boot.

Toe the party line or leave? I see JC as the total opposite.

I don't see how any leader would stand dissenting, nefarious and trouble causing subordinates. It's not constructive or helpful for anyone. Mr Dugher and many others in the PLP fit that bill. And whilst they spend time colluding and cause ruptions - the Tories run riot/bury bad news.

To be fair to MD he does write good spiel though. Particularly on Twitter.

Reply Posted by Steph on Wednesday January 6 2016 at 13:18
Silent Voters , who Matter The Most Respect you & the Moderate Labour M P s ! Jeremy Corbyn Represents 250 000 left Wingers .not the Silent Majority the R ! Watch Out for his Old Pal Scargill getting A Job on the Front Bench ???

Reply Posted by Pit street pony on Wednesday January 6 2016 at 13:23
Plenty of jobs going at the aldi distribution centre if tha any good at driving a forklift ... ????

Reply Posted by Judd Warburton on Wednesday January 6 2016 at 13:25
@pit street Pont

Has tha any details?

Reply Posted by Wolfy on Wednesday January 6 2016 at 13:30
Well he's got what's been coming to him. Now the other Blairite New Labour rats are jumping ship whilst acting like spoilt brats.

JC got a massive mandate to run the next Labour attempt at gaining power. They failed under Brown and Miliband with old hat New Labour ideals. Time for the policies which represent the people.

Mr Dugher by the way isn't opposed to TTIP something I wish the people of Barnsley would wake up to. Once you've read the facts I'm sure you'll agree that this guy shouldn't be representing us.

Oh and he's gone quiet on Fracking and voted for intervention in Syria. The Syria issue was rushed through and major issues regarding Saudi Arabia’s involvement and the Turkish procurement of oil from ISIS wasn't addressed.

So much for being the big beast who works for the working classes, he rushes in serving only those who will further his own career path.

That is all

Reply Posted by Pit Street Pony on Wednesday January 6 2016 at 13:31
judd ....

Arr, you need to be able to tow the party line. I started as a bog wash, but soon progressed up the ranks to chief forklift operator. That was all down to me being able to work to orders.
Great place to work

Reply Posted by Forklift drive on Wednesday January 6 2016 at 13:41
Working at Aldi is a reyt laugh Dugher ... Get thi sen darn .. Tha can av a reyt laugh moving all pallets

Reply Posted by Gavelar on Wednesday January 6 2016 at 23:40
Lets not forget chose both times not to vote against benefit cuts, and didnt vote against the bedroom tax. Yes he really stands up for us in Barnsley. He demands action in bis press reeleases but does the opposite in parliament. A tory lite little weasel interested only in furthering his career. I wonder if he has nightmares about the syrians he voted to bomb (illegally). Probably not. He doesnt care for the working classes the poor or the needy.

Reply Posted by Stef on Thursday January 7 2016 at 04:53
Do These Comments Represent the Niandrathols of Barnsley East ? Or do You live in " Corbyns Bubble " Workingmens Club Commitee Mentality "?

Reply Posted by Popeye on Thursday January 7 2016 at 09:29
Now, now Stef. Don't be bitter.

JC got a massive mandate.

Reply Posted by Gavelar on Thursday January 7 2016 at 12:19
If only you could spell neanderthal eh Stef? Pipe down you troll, the people of Barnsley are waking up to how little this man actually does in the East constituancy

Reply Posted by Steven James on Monday January 11 2016 at 10:30
If only they would Gavelar!

It may also be of interest to the good people of Barnsley East that we as taxpayers pay Dughers wife £34,500 for being his "part time secretary".

Reply Posted by David Hodson on Thursday January 7 2016 at 18:56
Don't forget the ordinary members voted for J.C.for the reason that the Party was going too far to right , we want a party that has the old politics that we fought for in the 50s and 60s . The past is important to make the proper decision in the future !!!

Reply Posted by James on Monday January 11 2016 at 17:45
Labour is going nowhere with Corbyn as leader of the party. While life has clearly not moved on for you David and others of your obvious political persuasion, it has for everyone else. If Labour want to form any future government they have no option but to move back to the centre ground of politics. Fortunately, left wing communism is in the past and best that we leave it there.

Reply Posted by Steven James on Wednesday January 13 2016 at 16:13
Centre left war mongerer Blair did absolutely naff all for the country and allowed mass immigration, Pandered to the EU at every whim, cosied up to big business, failed to repeal the anti-union legislation that the Tories had imposed AND started an illegal war on the back of fictitious "evidence".
Our forefathers would turn in their grave.

Just for the record, I would not and will never vote Labour, irrespective of who is at the helm.