What the Mayor is saying

What the Mayor is saying

This page contains transcripts of the opinion pieces and speeches made by the Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis.

By evoking the Pioneers, we can transform South Yorkshire for the better - Op-ed

Transforming a regional economy is not an easy task. But this is my ambition for South Yorkshire and I want co-operation and mutualism to be at the heart of this programme of regeneration.

I believe in co-operation not just because it is right in principle but because it works in practice. It is a proud movement with a rich history. In December 1844, the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers opened a small co-operative shop – selling only six items – based on the virtues of equality and democracy.


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Mayor Dan Jarvis MBE MP adopts the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism - Op-ed

As published in The Jewish News on Tuesday 4 June 2019.

Last summer, Lord Jonathan Sacks asked whether we still have a place for morality. He did so because at a national level many of the values, virtues and ideals that bind us together are under assault. I believe that the foundations of that assault were laid 40 years ago, when we were told there was “no such thing as society” and the post-war consensus began to get dismantled.

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Westminster Hall Shared Prosperity Fund Speech

Speech delivered at Westminster Hall on 14/05/19

I beg to move that the House considers the Government’s approach to developing the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

I am pleased to see so many members here. This is an issue that will affect all corners of the United Kingdom. And all of our communities.

There has been considerable discussion and debate, especially within the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland Devolved Administrations, about the Shared Prosperity Fund.

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Mayoral Transport Conference Speech

Speech delivered on Thursday 9 May at New York Stadium, Rotherham

Good morning.

Whether you walked, ran, cycled, or perhaps caught our new Tram-Train – thank you for joining me at Rotherham’s New York Stadium.

My first point is to ask – Why are you here?!

Why have you taken time out of your busy day to join me to discuss buses, bikes and trains?

I suspect that you are here for the same reason I am.

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English Tourism Week

As published on the Sheffield City Region website on 05/04/19

As well as being famous for its straight-talking people, Yorkshire is renowned around the world as a place with outstanding countryside and a unique and rich cultural heritage.

For those of us that call Yorkshire home, it is not surprising that visitors often leave astounded by the breath-taking beauty that our county has to offer; nor does it surprise us that parts of our region often top the polls as the friendliest and most welcoming places in the UK to visit.

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One Yorkshire Conference Speech

Speech delivered at Cloth Hall Court, Leeds on the 8th March 2019

It is a pleasure to join colleagues and friends from across Yorkshire here this afternoon.

We are here today because we all share a common objective:

to meet our responsibility in working together to best serve the interests of our communities.

Achieving that objective will require perseverance and persistence.

And in that spirit, I want to share with you the story of Walter Greaves.

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