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Darren votes for government to release Windrush scandal documents

The government have been trying to deport UK citizens. Members of the Windrush generation, who came to Britain from the Commonwealth before 1971 and were granted UK citizenship, have been threatened with deportation because they couldn’t find the right documents from when they moved to Britain. What’s more, the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy, designed to […]

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Darren supports the UK staying in the Customs Union

Darren was in Parliament today to support the UK staying in the Customs Union. He supported the following motion: That this House notes that the EU is the UK’s largest export market for goods, accounting for a total of £145bn of exports and £241bn of imports in 2016; further notes the Thursday 26 April 2018 […]

Darren speaks about Social media regulation

Darren spoke to activist think-tank WebRoots Democracy – who campaign new ways of voting, like e-voting – about social media regulation and our democracy. This interview came in the context of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where Facebook users had their data stolen for political purposes. Darren shared his views on how similar incidents might be […]

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Darren speaks to BBC about Melrose takeover of GKN

With the Government having waved through the US takeover of GKN – a firm employing nearly 2,000 people in and around Bristol – Darren was asked to talk about this on BBC Bristol. There are concerns around the impact of this takeover on jobs, defence (GKN is an Aerospace manufacturer, amongst other things) and other […]

Darren continues E-cigarettes Inquiry

The Science and Technology Committee is examining the impact of electronic cigarettes on human health (including their effectiveness as a stop-smoking tool), the suitability of regulations guiding their use, and the financial implications of a growing market on both business and the NHS. Today, Darren asked witnesses about communicating messages about e-cigarettes to the public, […]

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Darren supports Windrush generation and offers help

Many from the Windrush Generation, people who moved to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s and have been here their entire lives, are now threatened by deportation. On this topic, Darren attended the Parliamentary Urgent Question about this, and said the following: It’s really sad to hear that people who have been here legally their […]