MP’s vision for economy

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BARNSLEY’S new Labour MP Dan Jarvis has called for the town’s economy to ‘move away’ from its over-reliance on the retail and construction industries and ‘grasp’ opportunities in the digital and low- carbon industries.

Mr Jarvis, who represents the borough’s Central constituency, also said efforts must be made to tackle rising youth unemployment by giving youngsters the opportunity to learn more skills

He said: “There has to be a more focused investment from private sector companies in towns like Barnsley, to drive down unemployment and provide a real boost to employment figures.”