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17 09, 2021

Constituency office vacancy: Communications officer

2021-09-17T15:31:24+01:0017th September 2021|

John is looking for a skilled communications officer who understands the Wentworth & Dearne constituency and has a keen interest in highlighting issues that matter to people living there. This [...]

8 09, 2021

Universal Credit – the facts

2021-09-08T10:52:47+01:008th September 2021|

The Government is planning to cut Universal Credit (UC) and Working Tax Credit (WTC) by £20 a week from October 6. Labour is forcing a vote in the House of [...]

31 08, 2021

Report to residents 2021

2021-08-31T14:38:43+01:0031st August 2021|

John and volunteers have been out delivering his 2021 report to residents this summer. You can read the report here but there are different versions for each area. If you [...]

23 07, 2021

John wants to hear from nuclear test veterans

2021-07-23T15:42:54+01:0023rd July 2021|

Nuclear test veterans and families, L to R, Alan Owen, Laura Morris, John Morris, Jacqueline Purse and Steve Purse. Picture David Dyson. John has urged nuclear test veterans [...]

8 07, 2021

Win for school road safety campaign

2021-07-08T12:36:14+01:008th July 2021|

John is celebrating success in his campaign for a 20mph speed limit on roads around schools in the Dearne. He launched the initiative in January alongside local councillors, community campaigners [...]

2 07, 2021

Victory on steel safeguards

2021-07-08T12:32:05+01:002nd July 2021|

Campaigning by steelworkers and a debate forced by Labour has led to a last-minute Government U-turn over the removal of safeguard tariffs on cheap steel imports. Wentworth & Dearne MP [...]

24 06, 2021

John launches veterans survey

2021-06-24T16:25:52+01:0024th June 2021|

Wentworth & Dearne MP and shadow defence secretary John Healey has launched a national survey of veterans, and is encouraging local veterans, charities and support groups to share their views. [...]

18 06, 2021

John battling new rules stopping pigeon racing

2021-06-24T16:23:34+01:0018th June 2021|

John is battling to overturn new Brexit rules that are stopping pigeon racing across the English Channel. He has been contacted by a local pigeon fanciers who say new rules [...]

17 06, 2021

John meets Transport Secretary over HS2

2021-06-17T10:43:35+01:0017th June 2021|

John recently met the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP, to discuss HS2 and share the views of local residents, businesses and councils. "Top priority must be regional [...]

11 06, 2021

John warns Government risks steel job losses

2021-06-11T16:29:05+01:0011th June 2021|

John has warned the Government risks putting British steel yards out of business as Ministers consider scrapping safeguards to protect the industry from foreign steel dumping. The Trade Remedies Investigations [...]

11 06, 2021

Levelling up a lie, John’s research shows

2021-06-24T16:26:56+01:0011th June 2021|

John has branded the Government’s claim on levelling up a lie as he exposed how needy towns with great potential in South Yorkshire have been ignored and funding funnelled to [...]

26 03, 2021

Thousands of self-employed forced out of business

2021-03-30T12:14:52+01:0026th March 2021|

MORE than 5,000 self-employed people in Rotherham and Barnsley could be forced out of business after a year of being excluded from Government schemes. New analysis by Labour has found [...]

5 03, 2021

John wins reprieve for 5,000 dental patients

2021-03-10T16:27:39+00:005th March 2021|

John has won a reprieve for thousands of NHS dental patients after NHS England agreed to extend funding. In January, Wentworth & Dearne MP John Healey warned the Government and [...]

26 02, 2021

Protect Silverwood Nature Reserve

2021-02-26T15:57:40+00:0026th February 2021|

John is working alongside Wickersley ward councillors and local groups like Silverwood Colliery Heritage Group and Silverwood Nature Reserve to call on the landowners to better protect the nature [...]

25 02, 2021

Government police funding falls short

2021-02-25T12:32:58+00:0025th February 2021|

The Government has said it wants to restore the 20,000 police officers it cut from 2010 onwards. Over the last decade, South Yorkshire Police has lost 500 officers. This year [...]

24 02, 2021

Prime Minister has broken promise to miners

2021-02-24T16:24:11+00:0024th February 2021|

John Healey has accused the Prime Minister of breaking an election promise to miners. He has written to Boris Johnson in a last-ditch attempt to get him to stick to [...]

22 01, 2021

Flooding funding for South Yorkshire

2021-02-11T15:56:01+00:0022nd January 2021|

John talking to Kilnhurst headteacher Ryan Cousins shortly after the 2019 floods South Yorkshire's Mayor Dan Jarvis has confirmed £93 million for flood defences in South Yorkshire over [...]

22 01, 2021

Goldthorpe bridge set to reopen

2021-01-22T12:17:49+00:0022nd January 2021|

Cllr Charlotte Johnson, Cllr May Noble, Dorothy Coates and John Healey MP at Straight Lane bridge in Goldthorpe A bridge that connects Goldthorpe village is set to reopen [...]

20 01, 2021

John to help schools with lockdown classes

2021-01-20T15:23:36+00:0020th January 2021|

John Healey MP visiting a school before the pandemic MP John Healey has contacted all schools in the Wentworth & Dearne constituency offering to help with classes during [...]

15 01, 2021

John wins campaign on student nurse pay

2021-01-15T11:19:40+00:0015th January 2021|

John Healey has won a campaign to see student nurses paid while working on the Covid frontline in hospitals. In November, he called on the government to pay students on [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

20 12, 2019

Help over Christmas and New Year

2019-12-20T13:16:54+00:0020th December 2019|

John Healey MP’s office will close on Friday 20 December 2019 and reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020. During this time, the following information may be helpful. Hot meals and [...]

24 10, 2019

Brexit update – 24 September 2019

2019-10-24T10:44:47+01:0024th October 2019|

I understand how much people want a resolution to Brexit. After three years of debate and division, we all want to move on and fix the big challenges facing areas [...]

4 10, 2019

John makes submission to HS2 review

2020-06-12T10:36:25+01:004th October 2019|

John has contributed to a joint submission with local MP colleagues Ed Miliband and Kevin Barron to the Oakervee Review into HS2. John has a number of serious concerns about [...]

23 09, 2019

John champions housing innovations

2019-09-23T11:51:30+01:0023rd September 2019|

MP John Healey champions Rotherham and other Labour councils for tackling the housing crisis. This week Mr Healey, MP for Wentworth & Dearne and Labour’s shadow housing secretary published a [...]

19 09, 2019

Brexit update

2019-09-19T14:29:56+01:0019th September 2019|

The government’s ‘Yellowhammer’ report last week showed in stark terms what a ‘no deal’ Brexit would look like – food price hikes, medicine shortages, business closures and chaos crossing the [...]

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