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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 [...]

1 08, 2019

Brexit update – 31 July 2019

2019-08-01T15:08:32+01:001st August 2019|

Britain has been in limbo for the last three months while the Conservatives dumped Theresa May and have now elected Boris Johnson. He was picked by 160 000 Tory party [...]

11 07, 2019

Next step for safe route to school campaign

2019-07-16T12:24:16+01:0011th July 2019|

BARNSLEY’S transport chief has pledged to review road safety on Doncaster Road after a campaign by school pupils and their MP. Dearne MP John Healey arranged for Paul Castle to [...]

9 07, 2019

John pledges to end leasehold scandal

2019-07-16T11:52:24+01:009th July 2019|

MP John Healey says Labour will end the leasehold scandal, which has led to unexpected bills for Dearne home buyers. This week Mr Healey, MP for Wentworth & Dearne and [...]

8 07, 2019

John revisits thriving business hub

2019-07-16T12:20:54+01:008th July 2019|

A HUB for small businesses is thriving just two years after opening. MP John Healey was invited to Dearne Valley Business Centre in Wath to hear about its success and [...]

10 06, 2019

Labour urges removal of Grenfell-style cladding

2019-06-12T15:23:29+01:0010th June 2019|

In the week of the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, John Healey MP is urging the Government to set a new ultimatum for private [...]

28 05, 2019

John backs UK Steel Charter

2019-05-28T13:40:36+01:0028th May 2019|

John Healey MP has signed the UK Steel Charter, which aims to boost the amount of UK-produced steel in construction and infrastructure projects. The MP, whose constituency covers the Aldwarke [...]

23 05, 2019

John’s bid for school road safety scheme

2019-05-28T13:37:02+01:0023rd May 2019|

MP John Healey is backing school children in a bid to make the road safer outside Goldthorpe Primary. John met school councillors who told him they didn’t feel safe crossing [...]

8 05, 2019

Spike in demand at Rotherham food banks

2019-05-08T14:13:38+01:008th May 2019|

NEW figures obtained by MP John Healey show the number of food bank parcels given out in Rotherham has increased by more than 50 per cent in just two years. [...]

3 05, 2019

Brexit update – 3 May 2019

2019-05-03T15:26:13+01:003rd May 2019|

It’s been a frustrating fortnight in Parliament, with little sign of any action from a Government paralysed by its own deep divisions. My top priority remains securing a good Brexit [...]

12 04, 2019

John calls for miners’ pension scheme review

2019-04-30T14:34:29+01:0012th April 2019|

The Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme should be reviewed urgently, MP John Healey has told the Chancellor. The 1994 arrangement saw the UK Government agree to guarantee pensions in return for a [...]

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 [...]

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