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5 04, 2019

Steel jobs at risk from no-deal Brexit

2019-04-05T11:05:16+01:005th April 2019|

MP John Healey has called for Government action after a new warning that a no-deal Brexit would put South Yorkshire steel jobs at risk immediately. He said UK Steel, which [...]

2 04, 2019

Brexit update – 2 April 2019

2019-04-02T16:09:55+01:002nd April 2019|

Government is gridlocked. Parliament is struggling to find common ground. Business is beset by the risks. And people are getting anxious and angry. The public rightly expected Britain to leave [...]

20 03, 2019

Brexit Update 20th March 2019

2019-03-20T17:07:54+00:0020th March 2019|

The public rightly expected an orderly Brexit on 29 March – after all, the Government has had two years to sort out arrangements. They’ve failed. Instead we now have national [...]

1 03, 2019

Brexit update – 1 March 2019

2019-03-01T17:19:35+00:001st March 2019|

Theresa May has now promised a vote on the Government’s Brexit deal in December, January, February and March. But she has put it to the test only once (in January), [...]

1 02, 2019

Brexit Latest

2019-02-01T12:52:51+00:001st February 2019|

31 January 2019 For two years I’ve reported that Brexit overshadows all else in politics; for the last two months it has overwhelmed Parliament’s attention. Earlier this month I voted [...]

16 01, 2019

Brexit update

2019-01-16T14:51:32+00:0016th January 2019|

16 January 2019 I wanted to let you have an immediate update on events in the House of Commons this week. Last night I voted against the Government because it [...]

19 12, 2018

How to get help over Christmas and New Year

2018-12-19T13:51:01+00:0019th December 2018|

John Healey MP’s office will close at lunchtime on Friday December 21 and reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019. During this time, the following information may be helpful. Information on [...]

11 12, 2018

John announces Christmas card winner

2018-12-11T16:11:31+00:0011th December 2018|

John Healey MP 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 [...]

27 09, 2018

We have a plan to rebuild Britain.

2018-09-27T14:18:46+01:0027th September 2018|

Rebuilding industry. Rebuilding opportunity for workers. Rebuilding our communities. Rebuilding our economy. Rebuilding our public services. Rebuilding for people, not for profit. Rebuilding for families, not for investors. Here's how [...]

11 09, 2018

John talks democracy with youngsters in Thurnscoe

2018-09-11T11:44:59+01:0011th September 2018|

Local MP John Healey has been helping to teach Thurnscoe pupils all about democracy. As the new term gets underway youngsters at Gooseacre Primary Academy are getting ready to vote [...]

26 07, 2018

MP backs calls to save local cashpoints

2018-07-26T15:49:07+01:0026th July 2018|

Local MP John Healey is backing a campaign to save community cashpoints. Along with Which? and the Federation of Small Businesses, John is demanding that the regulator urgently intervenes before [...]

15 02, 2018

Statement on Jane Collins defamation case

2018-02-21T14:46:26+00:0015th February 2018|

Joint statement from Kevin Barron MP, John Healey MP & Sarah Champion MP Reacting to this afternoon’s judgement in which UKIP have been found liable to contribute towards the legal [...]

26 01, 2018

South Yorkshire looking for veterans

2018-01-26T16:55:09+00:0026th January 2018|

South Yorkshire's four authorities are seeking to identify the number of veterans in the area, and the needs they or family members might have. It's a Ministry of Defence-funded project, [...]

16 01, 2018

MP’s win over new housing law

2018-01-16T14:06:10+00:0016th January 2018|

South Yorkshire MP John Healey is set to win a two-year fight to protect renters from unsafe homes. The Wentworth & Dearne MP and Shadow Housing Secretary is leading on [...]

4 01, 2018

Petition launched after charity shop shuts

2018-01-04T10:08:30+00:004th January 2018|

HOSPICE volunteers have launched a petition after a charity shop in Wath was shut without warning. They were told on 29 November that the Rotherham Hospice furniture shop on Montgomery [...]

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 [...]

22 12, 2016

How to get help over Christmas

2016-12-22T15:19:04+00:0022nd December 2016|

John Healey MPs office will close at 5pm on Thursday December 22 and reopen at 9am Tuesday 3 January 2017. During this time, the following information may be helpful. Hot meals [...]

22 12, 2016

John challenges location of HS2 consultation event

2017-01-18T13:14:02+00:0022nd December 2016|

Rotherham MPs have slammed HS2 bosses for the location of the Bramley consultation event – because it’s in Thurcroft. The Government has recently announced a consultation until March on the [...]

22 12, 2016

John thanks local postmen and women at Christmas

2016-12-22T13:56:19+00:0022nd December 2016|

John Healey MP visited Manvers Delivery Office to thank local postmen and women for their hard work during Royal Mail's busiest period. He saw first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas [...]

24 11, 2016

Months of pressure pay off for Wentworth Woodhouse

2017-03-28T09:37:42+01:0024th November 2016|

The Chancellor Philip Hammond made a special announcement in the Autumn Statement, granting £7.6 million to help rescue and restore Wentworth Woodhouse. The news gives the full go-ahead to plans [...]

18 11, 2016

HS2 Consultations

2016-11-18T16:21:31+00:0018th November 2016|

Consultations on the latest HS2 route are now open, and will continue until March 2017. Please use the links below to submit your views.   HS2 Crewe to Manchester, West [...]

15 11, 2016

Disappointment at latest HS2 plans

2016-11-15T12:59:40+00:0015th November 2016|

John Healey has vowed to keep pushing for an HS2 station at Meadowhall, despite the Government’s backing of a spur line to Sheffield station. Responding to the news, he said: [...]

7 11, 2016

John Healey celebrates British Pub Week

2016-11-15T10:38:18+00:007th November 2016|

John Healey paid tribute to British boozers as part of British Pub Week celebrations. He attended an event at the Red Lion pub in Westminster, along with other MPs, peers, [...]

22 08, 2016

Memo to the minister

2016-08-22T12:40:19+01:0022nd August 2016|

While Westminster has been preoccupied with the political consequences of the historic Brexit vote, what really matters is the policy response, and in particular how government chooses to deal with [...]

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