Darren voices support for trans rights

On the International Trans Day of Visibility, Darren posted the below photo on Facebook with the following message:

You shouldn’t have to be courageous simply to be yourself. Today is the day to show support for a world where all trans people are safe to be themselves.

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Darren highlights link between Climate Change and Extreme Weather

In the House of Commons, Darren asked a Minister what the Government was doing to ensure international collaboration on climate change in light of this link.

Darren asks Tories to take action on Boris Johnson’s sex abuse comments

Following Boris Johnson’s comments calling money spent on investigations into historic sex abuse money ‘spaffed up the wall’, Darren signed a letter to the Tory party chairman asking him if the party would be taking action.

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Darren praises Bristol Charity and calls for action on Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Darren spoke on the need for interventions to help prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences. He also praised the work of the Southmead Project in this area.

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Darren visits University’s Physics Dept.

On Friday 15th March, Darren visited the University of Bristol’s Physics Department.

Darren said after the visit:

” I was delighted to work with PhD students from Bristol University last week, bringing my experience as a member of the House of Commons Science & Technology Select Committee putting students through their paces in bringing to life how scientific research can help solve our greatest public policy challenges”.

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Darren visits Henbury School

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones,  has visited Henbury School.

Darren said after the visit:

“Last Friday (15th March) , I visited the new temporary headteacher at Henbury School to better understand the special measures Ofsted outcome, the change in leadership to the Greenshaw Academy, the proposed name change and the plan of action for the future.

Henbury is a great school with a huge amount to be proud of. It’s easy to become negative when a school gets a poor Ofsted and a change in leadership but I have to say that I was impressed with the plan of action for the future. Parents and pupils should be excited about what’s in store and I’m looking forward to visiting again soon to meet the new headteacher who has now been recruited”.

You can follow Darren’s work on education here.

 

 

Darren condemns PM’s ‘MPs v. the People’ speech

Writing on Facebook, Darren responded to the PM’s speech in which she sought to set the public against MPs:

Not only is the Prime Minister dangerously delusional but she’s now become a right wing populist: putting parliament “in the way” of the people.

As your MP I have done nothing but try and get the best outcome for our part of the world, for our country and in line with the clear majority view of the people I represent.

At a time of enormous political tensions, created by the quite possibly the worst Prime Minister we’ve ever had, she’s added dangerous rhetoric to the populist’s arguments.

I get very little abuse or threats, although a few constituents have had visits from the police following threats made to me, but many of my colleagues are having an awful time.

This Brexit disaster is putting the very foundations of our country at risk of collapse. Regardless of our views on the best way forward we should now remember how much we value tolerance, freedom of speech, the rule of law and our democratic system.

The Prime Minister has become an authoritarian hostage to the preservation of her own deluded righteousness. But we don’t live in a dictatorship. We live in a country with collective Cabinet decision making and proper accountability by Parliament.

The Prime Minister has lost the plot. The Cabinet must force her hand or force her out. Parliament must take the reigns. And the British people must have the final say.

Darren writes to Chancellor calling for free menstruating products

Darren has signed a letter to the Chancellor calling for universal free access to menstruating products.

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Darren visits Sea Mills Community Garden

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones recently joined members of the team celebrating Sea Mill’s 100th Birthday at the community’s garden. You can find out more and get involved in the centenary celebrations by visiting: http://seamills100.co.uk/

Darren said:

“What a great initiative the Sea Mills Community Garden is, tucked behind housing on Sylvan Way. And open to all! Pleased to help plant a new tree too (although I admit, I didn’t do the digging!)”.

You can follow my work in the local area here.