• Parliamentary debate about commemorations for the 100th year anniversary of WWI

    On Thursday 7th November 2013 I led the debate for the Opposition about the commemorations for the 100th anniversary of World War One. Below is the transcript of the transcript of my contribution, which can also be read here.Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central, Labour) It is a pleasure to follow the Under-... More

  • Victims of crime deserve more than a code

    I hold many memories from the day I was elected to parliament, but I often reflect on a conversation I had in the midst of polling day. I met a woman who had endured the horrific pain of losing her sister - who had been raped and brutally murdered. I remember listening to her describe the profound impact... More

  • Dan Jarvis MP on Government Code for Victims of Crime

    Dan Jarvis MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister, commenting on the Government’s response to the Victims’ Code consultation, said: “If this Government really wanted to put victims first, they should follow the lead of Labour and commit to a Victims’ Law. Only by enshrining... More

  • My reaction to the Daily Mail’s attack on Ralph Miliband.

    All our veterans who have bravely risked their lives in the service of our country and to protect the freedoms we enjoy today, deserve our heartfelt gratitude and our total support.The Daily Mail's comments about Ed Miliband's father, who let’s not forget, volunteered to serve in the Royal... More

  • One Nation Arts Tour - Leeds

    Thank you all for coming here today.This is not the first time I have spoken at the Grand Theatre, here in Leeds.The last time I was here in this fantastic venue, I opened the Association of British Orchestras Conference, where my speech was preceded by a wonderful performance by the ‘Chorus of... More

  • Jarvis: The Government must act to save our Libraries

    Dan Jarvis MP, Shadow Culture Minister, has today called for a message to be sent to the Government demanding that they act to save Britain’s libraries. A new report, “Envisioning the library of the future” has been released by the Arts Council England demonstrating that much more... More

  • Jarvis Questions Government over Lack of Plain Cigarette Packaging Legislation

    Dan Jarvis MP has questioned the Government concerning their failure to outline plans in the Queen’s speech to introduce the plain packaging of cigarettes. Following a question asked last month regarding the Government’s plans to introduce legislation, he has continued to push for more action... More

  • A Marathon Thank You

    Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me.As you may know, all money raised has gone direct to Cancer Research UK – a charity which is very close to my heart. Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support, it certainly helped me get through the 26.2 miles! I managed to complete the... More

  • Jarvis: The Government needs to act to support our regional theatres

    Dan Jarvis MP, Shadow Culture Minister, has today questioned Ed Vaizey about his lack of response to the report “In Battalions”. This week 60 theatre luminaries have written to Vaizey urging him to take the threat facing British theatre seriously following the publication of “In Battalions... More

  • Jarvis Challenges Minister on Standardised Cigarette Packaging

    Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central has challenged Anna Soubry, Minister for Health to introduce standardised cigarette packaging in the UK.Speaking in the Chamber, Dan asked the Minister whether the Government is planning to legislate for plain packaging, considering other countries like Australia... More