Dan Jarvis

Secure Colleges Demonstrate Our Ambition to Do Better for Society and for Young People

Andrew Selous | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Selous

The reality is we also have a group of youngsters who risk being left behind for good if we don't change the status quo. Is the shadow spokesman really arguing to just consign this group to rattling round the justice system, committing offences time and again until they end up as adults behind bars?

Ten Reasons Why the House of Lords Should Oppose Grayling's Flawed Secure College Plans

Dan Jarvis | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

Earlier this year the Government unveiled plans for one of the most ill-thought through policies of this Parliament. It's called the Secure College - a new Titan prison for young offenders. It sounds good in theory. It's supposed to be a new institution that will 'transform youth custody' by prioritising learning. In reality it's a flawed, expensive and potentially dangerous idea.

Asa Bennett

Here Are 7 People Who Didn't Hate Miliband's Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has just given his final party conference speech before the general election, pledging to hit tax avoiders, tobacco firms and and "mansion...

Why Service to Society Serves Us All

Dan Jarvis | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

More than half a century since National Service ended, service is an idea ripe for reinvention. It can give people opportunities and help to strengthe...

Ukip Think The War Dead Would Vote For Them

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

As the country waits to see if predictions of a Ukip "earthquake" at Thursday's elections comes to pass, one local branch is sure of support the euros...

Addressing a Casualisation of Violence: Youth Justice

Dan Jarvis | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

Serious youth crime is shocking because it clearly represents the squandering of life and potential not just for the victim but for the perpetrator. How can someone so young, with so much life to lead, carry out acts that are so cruel, and so reckless? It is a painfully clear indication that something in the environment in which that young life has been nurtured has gone terribly wrong.

The Government Should Support Eve's Law

Dan Jarvis | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

With the number of domestic abuse cases being referred to the Crown Prosecution Service falling and a lack of action on implementing "Eve's Law", the government risks turning back the clock. Eve Thomas has found the courage to fight back and we owe it to her, and other victims of abuse to address what is a small anomaly, but one which will have a huge impact on their lives.

More Needs to Be Done to Tackle Domestic Violence

Dan Jarvis | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

Last year, 1.2 million women and 800,000 men reported domestic abuse, up 10% in the past three years. In the same time frame, the number of cases the police referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) fell by 13%. In essence, fewer perpetrators were stopped and more victims remain at risk.

Victims of Crime Deserve More Than a Code

Dan Jarvis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

By introducing a code, rather than a law as Labour propose, this Tory-led government is demonstrating just how out of touch they are with the reality of the criminal justice system, and the needs of victims... Without statutory underpinning, the only message this latest announcement sends to victims is: this government is not on your side.

Tory Minister Admits He's 'Completely Useless'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

Tory minister Ed Vaizey has been overheard admitting he is "completely useless". Vaizey's admission came late on Monday night after leaving a Sky N...

Ones To Watch

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Politics

The last parliamentary session saw a number of politicians rise up the ranks and enter the public conscience. Some for good reasons - think Adam A...

HuffPost Meets Shadow Culture Minister Dan Jarvis..

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Politics

Fierce thunderstorms are rolling over Westminster on the afternoon I meet Dan Jarvis; so I arrive at his office late, and slightly wet. Jarvis says i...

Jarvis Is First Politician To Get MBE For 60 Years

pa | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Politics

A former Army officer turned MP is to become the first serving politician in more than 60 years to be awarded a military honour when he receives an MB...