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5 01, 2021

New national lockdown

2021-01-05T20:46:28+00:005th January 2021|

Today, a new national lockdown is back in place. I’ve had calls in recent days with government ministers and chief scientists and it is clear we are at a critical [...]

27 11, 2020

Student nurses in Covid fight should be paid

2020-12-08T15:03:14+00:0027th November 2020|

MP John Healey is calling for student nurses working in hospitals on the frontline of the Covid-19 response to be paid. Students who were drafted in to work during the [...]

5 11, 2020

New national lockdown begins

2020-11-05T11:35:05+00:005th November 2020|

Today (Thursday 5 November), a new nationwide lockdown begins in response to the spread of Covid-19. In Parliament last night, I and other Labour MPs voted to back the package [...]

13 10, 2020

Barnsley and Rotherham in high Covid alert level

2020-10-15T13:00:31+01:0013th October 2020|

Yesterday (Monday 12 October) the Government announced a new three-tiered system of local Covid alert levels in England. South Yorkshire - including Rotherham and Barnsley - will be in tier [...]

20 05, 2020

Schools reopening

2020-05-20T10:04:56+01:0020th May 2020|

The Prime Minister announced on TV on May 10 that schools in England should begin a phased return from June 1. This took many by surprise and the Government’s inadequate [...]

28 04, 2020

Advice to avoid Covid-19 scams

2020-04-29T14:22:47+01:0028th April 2020|

Unfortunately, there are an increasing number of reports of fake news and scams relating to coronavirus. Sharing false or misleading information can cause real confusion and harm, so you should [...]

23 04, 2020

John calls for waste sites to re-open

2020-04-28T13:41:47+01:0023rd April 2020|

MP John Healey has urged the Government to issue new guidance so councils can re-open household waste sites. Residents have been in touch with him concerned about fly-tipping, and he's [...]

21 04, 2020

Rotherham cemeteries re-open!

2020-04-21T11:06:43+01:0021st April 2020|

Rotherham's cemeteries are back open today. It follows a one-man campaign by John Healey MP, who has fought to re-open Rotherham's cemeteries after they were closed in response to the [...]

9 04, 2020

Update on Dearne Post Offices

2020-04-09T17:35:54+01:009th April 2020|

When Goldthorpe Post Office closed because staff were self-isolating, John took concerns the Dearne was becoming a post office desert to the top of the national Post Office organisation. Thurnscoe [...]

9 04, 2020

Confusion around cemetery closures

2020-04-17T10:44:54+01:009th April 2020|

MP John Healey has called for Rotherham Council to reconsider its decision to close cemeteries in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. He has had reports from residents saying they have [...]

8 04, 2020

How to get help and volunteer

2020-05-15T15:29:02+01:008th April 2020|

Councils in our local area have set up 'vulnerability hubs' offering practical support for people who are ill or self-isolating, and who don't have friends, family or neighbours who can [...]

8 04, 2020

Capita update from John

2020-04-15T13:02:45+01:008th April 2020|

Capita update 14 April I've had reports from Capita workers over the last week saying managers in the Dearne call centres are finally taking steps to: enable employees to work [...]

6 04, 2020

Care workers to get shopping boost

2020-04-14T15:27:25+01:006th April 2020|

MORE than 150,000 Yorkshire care workers providing vital help through the Coronavirus crisis will be able to cut their shopping bill following a proposal from MP John Healey. Mr Healey [...]

26 03, 2020

Coronavirus – useful links and information

2020-03-26T14:51:11+00:0026th March 2020|

I’m working with my small team to respond everyone contacting my constituency office. As your MP, I’m here to help and to press for what you need from Government. Here’s [...]

5 03, 2020

Coronavirus advice

2020-03-13T17:05:21+00:005th March 2020|

I understand that people will be worried hearing about cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Rotherham and Barnsley. I'm making sure I get regular updates from Government and from Rotherham and [...]

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