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Watch: Darren calls for more council housing

For tens of thousands of people in Bristol North West, and millions more around the country, affordable housing is simply beyond reach. It’s clear that the market has failed — and it’s equally clear that any real solution must begin with an ambitious programme of new council homes. Watch Darren’s contribution in the House of […]

Watch: Darren leads debate on facial recognition technology

Darren secured a debate in Westminster Hall to discuss the policy and civil liberties implications of recent developments in facial recognition technology. Particularly in the context of the Government’s disappointing biometrics strategy, it’s vital that more is done to ensure that legislation keeps pace with advances in the technology.      

Darren champions vital medical research

Darren has sought a meeting with Nicola Blackwood, the Health and Social Care Minister, to look at doing more to encourage life-saving clinical research into brain tumour treatment and the causes of ME / chronic fatigue syndrome. This builds on conversations with a brain tumour campaigner and Bristol North West constituent, whose research Darren has […]

Darren discusses renewable energy options at National Grid

Darren joined fellow members of the Science and Technology Select Committee on a delegation to SSE and the National Grid on Tuesday. This was a valuable opportunity to discuss changes in the UK’s transmission and distribution of power (including renewables) that will be necessary if we are to meet our net-zero obligations and mitigate the […]

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Darren backs Lockleaze Community Plan

Writing on Facebook, Darren said: I’m delighted to see the launch of a Community Plan for Lockleaze by the Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust with input from hundreds of residents. This ‘covers everything that affects quality of life’, for all ages: including jobs, transport, social spaces, youth provision, the environment and arts and culture. You can find […]

Darren votes in indicative votes

Darren has voted in two rounds of indicative Brexit votes across the last few days. Indicative Votes are Parliament’s chance to have its say on Brexit. Below you can see, in chronological order,  Darren’s explanations for how he voted on each occasion, with accompanying photo: 27.03.19 ‪Tonight I voted for a public vote and to […]

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.