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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 […]

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MP Responds to Minister’s visit to Southmead

Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West shared his thoughts following a visit by Jeremy Hunt to his constituency: “I welcome yesterday’s (23rd November) visit by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt. I hope his visit has given him a true picture of the critical issues facing the NHS – we were promised […]

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Darren responds to Autumn budget

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones has expressed his disappointment that the budget today has failed to solve some of the key issues facing our country. Darren said: “This budget fails to solve the issue of core schools funding, highlights the increasing costs of this Brexit shambles and fails to meet the needs of Bristol. […]

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Sims Metal consultation with Avonmouth community

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones is encouraging residents of Avonmouth to contribute to a consultation by Sims Metal Management in relation to plans for changes at their site. Darren said: “Sims Metal have advised me they are undertaking a public consultation on their operations prior to submitting planning applications for the site. I would […]

Science and Technology Committee – 21st of November

The hearing subject was research integrity. The first set of witnesses was: Professor David Hand, Royal Statistical Society, Dr Damian Pattinson, Vice President of Publishing Innovation, Research Square, and Wendy Appleby, Registrar and Head of Student & Registry Services, University College London. The second set of witnesses was: Dr Trish Groves, Director of Academic Outreach, BMJ, […]

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MP encourages applications to Gigabit Broadband Scheme

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones is encouraging Bristol’s small and medium-sized businesses (as well as local residents) to apply for funding available through a new Government broadband scheme. Businesses may be able to get a grant of up to £3,000 to upgrade business broadband to a Gigabit-capable connection. This is through a Gigabit Voucher Scheme which will provide vouchers to […]

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MP visits Riverside’s Jamaica Street Project

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones visited Riverside’s Jamaica Street Project on Saturday 11th November and met with the Area Manager, Centre Manager and a number of residents.  The team on-site provide support to people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, from across the Bristol area. Referrals are made to the centre by Bristol City Council with space available in […]