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Darren receives response on nursery funding

Bristol North West MP Darren Jones has received a reply from Nick Gibb, the School Standards Minister, to his letter urging investment in maintained nurseries. Jones said: This is a deeply disappointing reply: it rehearses the Government’s talking points on early years spending but fails to address any of the specific issues raised in my […]

Darren launches plan to fight recession and tackle climate change

Bristol North West MP Darren Jones this evening launched The Next Recession and Labour’s Response, an original pamphlet which can be read at the link here. In it, he argues for a bold strategy both to fight a near-term recession (hastened by a no-deal Brexit) and to reshape the economy around the 21st century’s towering challenges […]

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Darren calls for investment in nurseries

MP for Bristol North West Darren Jones has written to the new Children’s Minister, Kemi Badenoch, to ask for more money for state-funded nursery schools. Darren said: “Maintained nurseries face real uncertainty about their long-term funding. Although the Department for Education has announced a stop-gap spending package of £24 million, nursery providers in Bristol North […]

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Darren warns against dangers of no deal

The Government have been forced by Parliament to publish their central planning assumptions document for a n0-deal Brexit — it includes “lorries facing waits of between 1.5 days and 2.5 days to cross the border,” disruption to medical supplies and shortages of certain kinds of food, and isn’t even the worst-case scenario. The human cost […]

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Darren welcomes Court ruling on prorogation

Commenting on the Scottish appeal court’s verdict that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament was unlawful, Bristol North West MP Darren Jones said: Boris Johnson broke the law: that’s the unanimous finding of Scotland’s most senior judges, who this morning ruled that the decision to shutter Parliament was about dodging scrutiny. So far, so obvious — […]

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Watch: Darren hails Science Committee blueprint for clean growth

Tackling climate change means every element of Government and the wider economy pulling in the same direction: this was the key finding from the cross-party Science and Technology Committee’s recent ‘Clean Growth’ report, which lays out a roadmap for decarbonising our economy on or ahead of the Government’s 2050 net-zero target. Darren had the privilege […]

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Watch: Darren calls out snap election trap

Reflecting on Boris Johnson’s attempt to force an early election through the House of Commons, Bristol North West MP Darren Jones said: “I’m all for an election once no-deal has definitively been taken off the table, but to agree to one now would hand Boris Johnson a blank cheque to take Britain over the cliff-edge […]