Yearly Archives: 2020

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22 12, 2020

Help over Christmas and New Year

2020-12-22T17:11:39+00:0022nd December 2020|

John Healey MP’s office will close on Tuesday 22 December 2020 and reopen on Monday 4 January 2021. During this time, the following information may be helpful. Hot meals and [...]

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 [...]

21 08, 2020

MP mounts fresh bid to protect cash machines

2020-08-21T11:30:14+01:0021st August 2020|

MP John Healey has challenged the Chancellor to make good on a promise to protect cash machines and banks from closure. The MP, alongside GMB Union, is pressuring the Government [...]

7 08, 2020

South Yorkshire short-changed on flood funding

2020-08-07T13:00:06+01:007th August 2020|

John in Barnsley after the 2007 floods Flood protection funding from the Government for South Yorkshire is “wholly inadequate”, an MP and former floods minister has told the [...]

31 07, 2020

24 hours to save jobs

2020-07-31T14:42:33+01:0031st July 2020|

John at High Street Chippy in Wath before the pandemic New analysis shows the high street is still under strain in Yorkshire as 711,700 furloughed workers start losing [...]

31 07, 2020

Cortonwood anti-social behaviour – update

2020-07-31T13:04:16+01:0031st July 2020|

This week I had a virtual meeting with the property director at Savills, the managing agents for the section of the retail park where B&Q is situated. It follows concerns [...]

3 07, 2020

Brampton Cortonwood public meeting

2020-07-03T15:37:44+01:003rd July 2020|

A number of people have contacted me recently raising concerns about racing on Dearne Valley Parkway and driver gatherings at Cortonwood Retail Park. I want residents to have the chance [...]

12 06, 2020

Free school meals must continue through summer

2020-06-16T14:02:03+01:0012th June 2020|

MP John Healey has called for the Government to continue providing free school meal vouchers during the summer holidays. Currently a voucher system is in place which sees eligible pupils [...]

26 05, 2020

Statement on Dominic Cummings

2020-05-26T16:13:43+01:0026th May 2020|

I know from emails I’ve received over the long weekend that people are angry, and rightly so. People feel frustrated that they have been unable to help or see loved [...]

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 [...]

15 05, 2020

John helps deliver food boxes in Thurnscoe

2020-05-20T10:07:53+01:0015th May 2020|

John Healey MP joined Big Local Thurnscoe to help deliver food boxes to vulnerable residents in Thurnscoe. Big Local, in partnership with Evolution Distribution Yorkshire Ltd, have delivered nearly 70 [...]

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 [...]

30 03, 2020

Workplace rights during Coronavirus

2020-03-31T16:15:50+01:0030th March 2020|

I’ve received many enquiries from local constituents who are still going to work but are very worried that their employers – big and small – are continuing to operate as [...]

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 [...]

17 03, 2020

Advice surgery and constituency office update

2020-03-17T09:22:21+00:0017th March 2020|

I am doing all I can – with my constituency office team – to offer fullest possible service for constituents in these rapidly-changing circumstances, caused by Coronavirus. We want to [...]

12 03, 2020

John supports WASPI women at event in Parliament

2020-03-12T10:25:56+00:0012th March 2020|

John Healey MP attended an event in the House of Commons organised by the Women Against State Pension Injustice (WASPI) campaign. Anne Keen, co-founder of the WASPI campaign, said: "We [...]

6 03, 2020

John backs pub beer tax cut

2020-03-06T11:25:29+00:006th March 2020|

MP John Healey has backed calls to bring in a preferential duty for draught beer, to help save pubs. The proposal has been put forward by CAMRA (the Campaign for [...]

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 [...]

11 02, 2020

John supports Fair Motorhome Tax campaign

2020-02-20T13:51:27+00:0011th February 2020|

John is supporting the Fair Motorhome Tax campaign. It follows the closure of Swift Group's factory in Swinton, which employed 45 people. Swift's managing director has confirmed to John that [...]

9 01, 2020

John’s reaction to Liberty Steel job losses

2020-01-09T12:57:03+00:009th January 2020|

Today Liberty Steel announced job losses in Rotherham, Stocksbridge and Newport. John Healey, MP for the Rotherham Aldwarke steelworks, said: “This is devastating news for steel workers and their families, [...]

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