THE MP for Barnsley East Stephanie Peacock attended the NUM memorial for two miners who died in the 1980s.

David Jones and Joe Green both died on the picket line while on strike in 1984.

The event was held at the miners’ offices in Huddersfield Road, where Lisa Nandy, Labour MP for another coalfield community in Wigan, spoke to the crowd.

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Stephanie Peacock said: “We must always remember David and Joe, who sadly lost their lives defending their home, community and way of of life, and we must never forget the miners’ strike, and the devastating impact it had on mining communities like ours here in Barnsley.

“It was an honour to lay a wreath in memory of them.”