About Mayor Dan Jarvis

Speeches & Op-Eds

This page contains transcripts of the op-eds and speeches made by Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis.

Why the Budget is a missed opportunity

Speech delivered in the House of Commons on 01/11/18

It is a privilege to represent both the constituency of Barnsley Central and the communities of South Yorkshire as the elected Mayor of the Sheffield City Region.

I speak today with both hats.

I am a proud Member of Parliament and Mayor.

Serving our communities is a privilege.

But it is not in the halls of Westminster, or the corridors of Whitehall, where decisions over many of the issues that affect our communities are best made.

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"Effects of reductions in local authority budgets" a missed opportunity

Speech delivered in the House of Commons on 30/10/18

I’m speaking this evening as someone who – both as an MP and also as Mayor of the Sheffield City Region – works closely with Local Authorities.

Not only do I get to lead the Combined Authority of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield,

with Derbyshire Dales, North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Bolsover and Bassetlaw and non-constituent members.

But, through the Yorkshire Leader’s Board, I get to work closely with all of Yorkshire’s other Local authority leaders.

And I can tell the House that the work that these local authorities do is of the highest standards of public service.

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Boeing milestone is key to new global corridor of innovation

As published on the Sheffield City Region website on 25/10/18

For generations of South Yorkshire men and women, the border between Sheffield and Rotherham has been a place of industry, community, and hard graft.

Where once coal was pulled from the ground to power our economy, now that economy is powered by advances in manufacturing, engineering and aerospace. Indeed, more people now work at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, on the site of the former Orgreave colliery, than they did in the pit during coal’s heyday.

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My message to the Chancellor - this Budget needs to empower the North to drive prosperity for all

Published on the Sheffield City Region website on 29/09/18

by Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region

An affordable, reliable and environmentally-friendly transport system, made fit for the 21st century with Transforming Cities funding.

An education system that ensures all young people achieve their potential and provides people with the skills to succeed -whatever their background.

Businesses that innovate, create jobs and create economic growth.

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Boeing Sheffield Launch speech

Speech delivered at Boeing Sheffield on 25/10/18

Thank you to Sir Michael, Jenette and Greg for their words. It is a great pleasure to join you here this morning at the launch of Boeing Sheffield.

Two weeks ago I joined colleagues at the opening of three new advanced manufacturing research centres – just metres away from this new facility.

Earlier this morning I was at the launch of a new tram-train system for the region, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom.

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Engineering Research Centre speech

Speech delivered at the AMRC on 11/10/18

Thank you to Mike Hounslow and the University of Sheffield team for your introduction and welcome today.

I am delighted to be here to be part of the opening of not one, not two, but three new research centres.

They will add new depth to this regions great innovation, research and production story.

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