I’m absolutely thrilled that Cudworth born Olympian Dorothy Hyman has been given her replica trophy 55 years after she won BBC Sports Personality of the Year.A huge thank you to the BBC and everyone in Barnsley who got behind our campaign.
Hopefully I won’t get in trouble with the Commons authorities for this football pic...!Good match at Oakwell and a point for the reds.
It was great to be in Wombwell recently, visiting St Michael and All Angels Primary School to present prizes in my Christmas card competition.Well done on all the great entries!
A constituent of mine was convinced to invest her life savings of £150,000 – all of it has gone.When she threatened action against the Plus Option trading company, they simply offered her a bonus payment to invest even more.They have ignored three letters from me. I raised this in Parliament today.You can watch my comments here.
I dropped off some toys for Hallam FM's Cash for Kids collection this morning.It’s a fantastic initiative to help kids who sadly live in poverty in Barnsley and across South Yorkshire.You can read more about how you can help here.
It was a pleasure to open the Primary School Enterprise Challenge finals day at Tankersley Manor.It was great to meet some of the teams from across Barnsley and see the fantastic projects they’ve put together.
It was lovely to visit Hoyland Common Primary School this morning to present prizes for my Christmas card competition!
I dropped off some mince pies to the Barnsley sorting office first thing this morning to thank everyone for all their hard work delivering our letters and parcels at this busy time of year.
The reality of broadband coverage here in Barnsley is that too often, it simply isn’t good enough.Lots of constituents have raised the issue of sub-standard broadband with me, and my survey revealed that 95% of residents in Barnsley East aren’t satisfied with their coverage. Over recent months, I’ve been campaigning for progress on this, meeting Superfast South Yorkshire; writing to the Government and broadband providers; and raising it in the House of Commons. As part of my campaign, I recently met with Superfast South Yorkshire in Cudworth, one of the areas across Barnsley they’ve been working on.I’ll keep pressing providers to do more to tackle this.
I was pleased to speak at the GMB celebration of diversity day.There was a good discussion on promoting equality in the workplace.