Dan Jarvis MP: Why I’m standing to be mayor of Sheffield City Region – exclusive column

SOUTH Yorkshire is entering a pivotal period in its development. The challenges posed by austerity, automation and post–Brexit uncertainty are huge.

Jarvis is aiming to be both MP and Mayor for region

Overcoming them will require all of the innate resilience, talent and ingenuity for which Yorkshire people are known. But accompanying these challenges will also be a period of real opportunity; where devolution can bring greater investment, independence and control of our infrastructure, economy and environment.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/dan-jarvis-mp-why-i-m-standing-to-be-mayor-of-sheffield-city-region-exclusive-column-1-8988613

Jarvis is aiming to be both MP and Mayor for region

Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis today announced his candidacy to be the Labour party’s Sheffield City Region Mayoral candidate.

The former British Army Major said he felt he was ‘uniquely placed’ to deliver devolution for the region.

The news comes after former Sheffield Central MP and Sports Minister, Richard Caborn, officially announced that he would be seeking selection to become the Labour candidate for Mayor, saying he would seek more transport investment for the region.

Dan Jarvis said: “South Yorkshire is entering a pivotal period in its development. The challenges posed by austerity, automation and post–Brexit uncertainty are huge.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/jarvis-is-aiming-to-be-both-mp-and-mayor-for-region-1-8988144

‘I’ll bring buses back under public control’ says South Yorkshire mayoral contender

One of the contenders to become South Yorkshire’s first elected mayor has vowed to bring buses back under public control if he wins.

Richard Caborn is seeking selection as Labour’s candidate to challenge for the new job of Sheffield City Region supremo, who is due to be chosen by voters this May as part of the devolution deal.

The former sports minister and Sheffield MP today announced plans to re-regulate the area’s buses if he is elected. He claims doing so could herald a return to the days of cheaper fares as well as improving timetables and redrawing routes to better connect poorly-served communities.

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/i-ll-bring-buses-back-under-public-control-says-south-yorkshire-mayoral-contender-1-8990292

MP Dan Jarvis to stand for Sheffield City Region mayor

Labour MP Dan Jarvis has announced he intends to stand to be Sheffield City Region mayor.

The former soldier said he would try to remain in his post as MP for Barnsley Central if elected on 3 May.

Mr Jarvis, 45, who has previously campaigned for a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal, is the third Labour party member to join the race.

Former sports minister and Sheffield MP Richard Caborn and Sheffield city councillor Ben Curran will also stand.

Mr Jarvis said in a statement: “South Yorkshire is entering a pivotal period in its development.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-42872473

2 thoughts on “Dan Jarvis MP: Why I’m standing to be mayor of Sheffield City Region – exclusive column

  1. Begs the question, if Dan Jarvis can do the job as a bit of a hobby on he side, why does Caborne think it a full time job?

    And why does Jarvis (“I want to spend more time with my family”) want a bit of moonlighting on top of the day job? After all it will be taxed.

    Could be hedging his bet, as he is a former soldier and a bit of a centre right chap? Just the kind of person to be deselected, or at least be sidelined in the new left facing Corbynista based Labour Party.

    Dan, Nottingham, born and a Forest fan clearly has tyke bred ito him:)

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  2. He is wanting to be Mayor for Power, and greed after all he is a well trained Labour politician
    Who later now proving that MPs do not do a full day’s work and have time to spare to do what should be two full time jobs
    No wonder they will stoop to any dirty trick to hold on to it

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