Dan Jarvis

Labour MP for Barnsley Central and mayor of Sheffield City Region

Dan grew up in Nottingham and graduated from Aberystwyth University in 1996, before attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he was commissioned into The Parachute Regiment and subsequently deployed to Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2011 he became the first person since World War 2 to resign his commission in order to contest a parliamentary by-election and was elected as MP for Barnsley Central on 3 March 2011. In October 2011 he was made a shadow minister for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and in October 2013 he was appointed as a Shadow Minister for Justice with responsibility for Youth Justice and Victims.