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MP visits annual Foodbank collection in Horfield

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones dropped-in to support volunteers and those donating at last weekend’s (2nd December) annual Foodbank #everycancounts collection. Darren said: “I stopped by North Bristol Foodbank’s annual collection in Tesco on Golden Hill in Horfield and it was heart-warming to see the generosity of shoppers and volunteers – over 2522kgs of donations were collected in three […]

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MP backs Small Business Saturday and visits Shirehampton Post Office

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones backed small businesses this weekend by taking part in the annual celebration of small, independent businesses by visiting Pickles and Poppets in Westbury-on- Trym. Darren also visited Shirehampton Post Office in the run-up to the busy Christmas period. Darren met the team who have worked hard to ensure the Post […]

Science and Technology Committee Highlights

  The hearing concerned genomics and genome editing in the NHS. Genomics is the branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes. Genome editing is a type of genetic engineering in which DNA is inserted, deleted or replaced in the genome of a living organism using engineered nucleases, or “molecular scissors”. The first […]

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Darren calls on the government to support the Henbury Loop

Darren Jones has spoken in today’s (29th November) House of Commons Ministerial Rail Update to call for proper investment in the local rail network, specifically the Henbury Loop line. He called for funding to be secured for an independent study to ensure the longer-term delivery of the Loop. Darren has also written to the West […]

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MP backs Meningitis Now Campaign

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones has signed up to promote meningitis awareness and vaccination take-up with GPs, following a Parliamentary reception organised last week by charity Meningitis Now. The charity is campaigning to increase the take-up of the lifesaving Men ACWY vaccine, which is available free to school leavers aged 17 to 18 and first-time […]

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MP responds to Council’s Library Consultation News

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones has responded to the news that Bristol City Council has delayed a decision on library closures across Bristol until further research has been undertaken. Darren said: “I am pleased the council will be taking more time to review the best way forward for Bristol’s libraries. Following the Libraries Conference […]

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Darren shares views on protection of bees

Following constituent enquiries in relation to the use of neonicotinoids and bees, Darren has shared his thoughts: Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West said: “The importance of pollinators to our food supply, biodiversity and economy is clear and I share my constituent’s concern about declining bee numbers. I support the current European-wide ban on the use of neonicotinoids […]