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21 12, 2017

How to get help over Christmas

2017-12-21T13:36:49+00:0021st December 2017|

John Healey MP’s office will close on Thursday December 21 and reopen on Wednesday 3 January 2018. During this time, the following information may be helpful. Hot meals and food [...]

21 12, 2017

MPs call for halt to funding cuts

2017-12-21T13:35:31+00:0021st December 2017|

Rotherham MPs have called on the Government to give the council the funding it needs and halt drastic cuts to local services. It follows a recent meeting with Rotherham’s chief [...]

8 12, 2017

John announces Christmas card competition winner

2017-12-08T15:21:20+00:008th December 2017|

John has announced the winner of his annual Christmas card competition. Every year his card – which is sent to hundreds of people – is designed by local schoolchildren. This Christmas [...]

25 10, 2017

Parliamentary Assistant vacancy

2017-10-25T13:35:21+01:0025th October 2017|

John has a vacancy for a Parliamentary Assistant, in his Westminster office. For full details and how to apply, click below: Parliamentary Assistant job details The closing date for applications [...]

25 10, 2017

John to challenge cuts to supported housing

2017-10-25T13:26:26+01:0025th October 2017|

Labour will lead a debate on government funding changes which are set to close supported housing schemes. Such schemes help thousands of vulnerable people including the homeless, elderly people, veterans [...]

12 10, 2017

John continues fight against rip-off phone numbers

2017-10-12T16:48:08+01:0012th October 2017|

MP John Healey has relaunched his campaign against rip-off benefit helpline numbers, after it emerged the poorest people are still facing high phone charges. At yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions, Labour [...]

5 10, 2017

Budget must support steel industry

2017-10-26T13:05:42+01:005th October 2017|

South Yorkshire steel MP John Healey has backed calls for the government to support the steel industry. UK Steel, which represents the steel industry, has called on the Chancellor to [...]

28 07, 2017

Dearne is sewer blockage hotspot

2017-07-28T15:54:27+01:0028th July 2017|

Dearne MP John Healey has backed Yorkshire Water’s ‘Be a binner’ campaign asking residents in its top 10 sewage blockage hotspots to bin wet wipes and sanitary items, not flush [...]

28 07, 2017

Coalfields tackles housing shortage

2017-07-28T15:44:33+01:0028th July 2017|

Work has started on 10 new affordable homes in Goldthorpe, after a £1m investment from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust. Two derelict properties will be demolished and replaced with two-bedroom homes, [...]

17 07, 2017

John responds to HS2 Phase 2b route announcement

2017-07-20T15:19:04+01:0017th July 2017|

I am bitterly disappointed but not surprised by the Government’s HS2 announcement. Ministers have rejected the very strong case against this new route which as MPs we’ve worked with local [...]

6 07, 2017

Last bid for HS2 Meadowhall route

2017-07-06T16:44:02+01:006th July 2017|

AN MP has made a last ditch attempt to persuade the Government to back the original HS2 route via Meadowhall. Based on the original timetable, the Transport Secretary is expected [...]

21 06, 2017

John’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire

2017-06-21T10:01:06+01:0021st June 2017|

This is a tragedy that should never have happened and has shocked the whole country. Our first priority must be to ensure those who are affected by the fire are [...]

2 05, 2017

General Election 2017

2017-05-02T11:15:37+01:002nd May 2017|

This site was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no members of Parliament until after the Election on 8 June 2015.

27 04, 2017

Local Housing Innovations: the best of Labour in power

2017-04-27T13:17:58+01:0027th April 2017|

John has published a report showing how Labour councils across the country are demonstrating Labour priorities to meet housing need, support mixed communities and give working people the chance to fulfil [...]

18 04, 2017

General Election to take place on June 8

2017-04-18T16:34:39+01:0018th April 2017|

Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap election for June 8. John Healey MP said: “Theresa May spent nine months saying she wouldn’t call a snap election, and she’s broken [...]

28 03, 2017

Wentworth Woodhouse sold to preservation trust

2017-03-28T09:36:25+01:0028th March 2017|

The future of Wentworth Woodhouse - England's largest privately owned home - has been safeguarded. The Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust has now bought the house for £7m. As well as [...]

9 03, 2017

Barriers installed at retail park after MP steps in

2017-03-10T16:31:10+00:009th March 2017|

New barriers have been installed at a retail park after an MP intervened to stop nuisance ‘boy racers.’ Residents living near Cortonwood Retail Park near Brampton Bierlow reported nightly meetings [...]

28 02, 2017

John calls for steel support in Budget

2017-02-28T16:38:53+00:0028th February 2017|

John Healey has called on the government to pledge support for the steel industry in the Budget on 8 March. Earlier this month the Wentworth & Dearne MP, whose constituency [...]

7 02, 2017

Petition against bank closures tops 1,100

2017-02-07T16:25:02+00:007th February 2017|

More than 1,100 people have signed a petition to keep Wath’s banks open. MP John Healey started the petition two weeks ago, as soon as HSBC and Yorkshire Bank announced [...]

26 01, 2017

John challenges plan to shut Goldthorpe jobcentre

2017-02-15T16:16:45+00:0026th January 2017|

The government has announced plans to close 78 jobcentres, including Goldthorpe in Rotherham. John Healey, MP for Goldthorpe, said: “The Goldthorpe job centre provides vital local job search help and [...]

25 01, 2017

John reacts to plans to close Wath banks

2017-01-25T15:42:47+00:0025th January 2017|

John has reacted strongly to announcements from Yorkshire Bank and HSBC that they intend to close their Wath-upon-Dearne branches. This will leave Wath without a bank. He said: “I am [...]

18 01, 2017

Transport secretary ‘stretching truth’ on HS2

2017-01-24T15:27:08+00:0018th January 2017|

TWO Rotherham MPs have accused the Transport Secretary of stretching the truth about visiting South Yorkshire and listening to concerns about HS2. A Freedom of Information (FoI) Act request by [...]

13 01, 2017

John backs bill to increase organ donors

2017-01-18T13:24:25+00:0013th January 2017|

John Healey is backing a Bill aimed at increasing organ donation. The MP for Wentworth and Dearne has been registered as an organ and tissue donor since 2001. The Organ [...]

12 01, 2017

John takes student questions on college visit

2017-01-18T13:13:17+00:0012th January 2017|

John Healey visited Dearne Valley College to take part in a Q&A session. The students, all studying public services, asked questions touching on unemployment and disability benefits, education fees, the cost [...]

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