This page contains transcripts of the op-eds and speeches made by Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis.
As published in the Yorkshire Post on 11/02/19
TODAY, leaders from across the North will come together in Sheffield to launch Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan. Although many people will not have heard of the plan, it is an important step towards improving the North’s transport infrastructure and transforming our economy for generations to come.
Transport for the North’s plan is timely. It sets out an ambitious programme of investment with the aim of fully connecting all our communities across the North. But it needs to be matched with investment. At present, the gap between London and the South-East and the North is particularly stark when it comes to spending on transport.
Speech delivered Doncaster Chamber of Commerce on 24/01/19
It is a pleasure to join you this evening.
Let me begin by thanking Dan, the Doncaster Chamber Chief Executive, for inviting me here to speak – in what is a fine venue.
It is always a pleasure to speak to and hear from businesses across South Yorkshire – I am impressed by your ambition, innovation and resilience.
As a Barnsley MP, I knew something of the recent progress that has been made in Doncaster.
As published in The Independent on 16/01/19
With Brexit dominating the headlines, the pressing issue facing local leaders like myself is how to prepare our communities for the challenges that we may face over the coming months and years. But for too long politicians have failed to address the lack of investment in the north. With Britain’s imminent departure from the European Union, this is something that we can no longer stand for. I met with the chancellor last week to press him on the importance of renewed and fair investment in the north of England.
As published in the Yorkshire Post on 14/01/19.
This week marks a crucial moment in British politics. MPs are preparing to vote on Theresa May’s negotiated EU withdrawal agreement and whatever Parliament decides, communities and businesses across Yorkshire will face challenges. But it is also clear that we will be presented with opportunities. Our region’s leaders face the urgent task of ensuring our communities are equipped to face those challenges with confidence. To do this, we must be given the resources to build strong and resilient communities – and this requires the Government to work with us.
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Speech delivered at the Sheffield Cathedral on 07/12/19
Good afternoon. And Merry Christmas to you all.
I’m told that I’m definitely not supposed to be delivering a sermon this afternoon.
Which you should all be thankful for!
I am also thankful that there are plenty of people here who will be able to drown out the sound of my singing.
My singing voice aside…. this is a wonderful time of the year.