Attending the Aldham House community group Christmas get together

It was nice to pop into the Aldham House Community group Christmas get together with local Stairfoot councillors Wayne and Janine.I met Santa and played the tombola.

Challenging the Government on school funding

The Tories’ offer of ‘little extras’ is an insult when they aren’t even funding schools for the absolute basics.You can read my full comments on this here.

Attending the Barnsley Labour Christmas cinema trip

I attended the Barnsley Labour kids Christmas cinema trip this morning.I loved The Grinch, especially as he popped into the Town Hall on Saturday...

Supporting Small Business Saturday

I supported Small Business Saturday today.I popped into Worsbrough Mill​ for some flour, picked up a lovely Christmas wreath in Grimethorpe and got my tea from Barnsley Market.

Supporting the Tesco food collection for Barnsley Foodbank

Well done to the team of volunteers at Hoyland Community Tesco​ collecting for the Barnsley Foodbank​.It was a pleasure to join them this afternoon and make a donation.

Visiting the Church Fayre at All Saints in Darfield

I popped into the Church Fayre at All Saints in Darfield.I had giant Yorkshire pudding and corned beef hash for dinner and fab cakes.

Visiting the Town Hall Christmas open day

I had a fantastic morning at the Town Hall Christmas open day.I got to meet Santa and make a Christmas gift tag, with some help.There was lots to do from bauble making to biscuit decorating.

Supporting the Barnsley Homeless Alliance

I dropped off a donation today to support the important work of the Barnsley Homeless Alliance.

Writing to the Minister on Universal Credit

The Minister claimed the fault for erroneous Universal Credit deductions isn't a broken system, but MPs not following up on cases. So today I wrote to him, my 6th attempt in 8 months to raise this fault with the Government.I hope this is enough effort for the Minister, because my vulnerable constituents need a fix now.You can watch my original question on this here.

Campaigning for Dorothy Hyman to receive a replica SPOTY trophy

It was my great pleasure to present Dorothy Hyman with her Proud of Barnsley Award a few weeks ago.She is the only person to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year but not have kept her trophy.I have written to the BBC asking them to put this right.