Labour win Barnsley Central by-election
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh joined Labour candidate Dan Jarvis in Barnsley Central on Thursday 3rd March. The former soldier won the seat for Labour with 60% of the vote and a majority of 11,771.
Dan Jarvis said the people of Barnsley Central were sending the "strongest possible message" to David Cameron and Nick Clegg.
"Your reckless policies, your broken promises and unfair cuts are letting our country down,"
"I grew up in Margaret Thatcher's Britain. I remember how angry it made me feel. Whole communities abandoned to unemployment, public services run down, talents wasted, opportunities taken away.
"Thatcher was wrong then and Cameron is wrong now."
Mary said she couldn't agree more and was looking forward to welcoming Barnsley's new MP to Parliament next week.