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Darren questions social media firms over young mental health

As part of his work on the Science and Technology Committee, Darren questioned representatives of Social Media firms over what they were doing to protect children’s mental health. He focused on how regulation and other tools could address the content which can cause damage to young mental health. Darren was speaking to Karim Palant, UK […]

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Darren speaks about Modern Slavery in Bristol

Modern slavery, whereby people are forced into slavery often after being trafficked, is a serious problem in Bristol North West; Avon and Somerset Police have found slavery at Nail Bars and Car Washes in the constituency. Darren spoke in a Parliamentary debate on Modern Slavery in Westminster Hall (Parliament’s second chamber) to highlight the problem […]

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Darren repeats call for referendum rules inquiry

Darren again called for an inquiry into the laws around referendums. Currently, virtually all elections and referendums can be struck out by the courts if electoral law is broken in relation to them. An inquiry could look at whether this ought to be changed. Darren’s contribution came in a parliamentary debate about whether Article 50 […]

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Darren gets no vaping on buses assurance

Darren asked the Science and Technology Committee chair about a report into E-cigarettes which they had both worked on. The report received considerable media attention, including from some who suggested that it recommended allowing vaping on buses. Darren had this to say about the clip: Many of you contacted me because you were concerned that […]

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Darren gets no vaping on buses assurance

Darren asked the Science and Technology Committee chair about the E-cigarette report they had worked on together. The report got considerable media attention, including some suggesting that it recommended allowing vaping on buses. Here’s what Darren had to say about the below clip: Many of you contacted me because you were concerned that a committee […]