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Darren asks questions on Digital Government in Science and Tech Committee

Darren attended a Science and Technology Committee session on Digital Government. The panel he asked questions to was made up of: Professor Helen Margetts, Programmind Director for Public Policy, Alan Turing Institute Peter Wells, Head of Policy, Open Data Institute Daniel Korski, Co-founder and CEO, PUBLIC The panel were being asked about how future technologies […]

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Darren writes to Homes England about Astry Close

Homes England are planning on closing a funding scheme before Ambition Lawrence Weston will be able to apply for it in order to build 40 homes for community use. They are planning on closing the fund even if there is money left. Darren wrote to Homes England to urge them to think again.

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Darren calls for experiences of unfair tipping

Darren is supporting a campaign to end unfair tipping practices, which is looking for your stories of unfair tipping. On Facebook, Darren said: Together with More United, a cross-party campaigns group, Peter Aldousand Stephen Lloyd MP I’m running a campaign on unfair tipping. In the past, we’ve seen employers take up to 100% of tips, and even charge employees […]

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Darren responds to West of England Transport Study

As part of the West of England Combined Authority transport study, Darren has fed in comments from the various community meetings he hosted in 2018 on local transport needs.   You can read the full letter below and read about all of the work Darren has done on transport by clicking here.   Transport Upgrades […]

Darren receives Government reply to Dementia letter

Earlier this year, Darren wrote to the Health Secretary to ask that he address Dementia within both the upcoming Social Care Green Paper and the NHS long-term plan. The Minister of State for Care has now replied to this letter. Here is Darren’s original letter to the Health Secretary:

Government reply to Darren’s Letter on Blue Belt Initiative

Darren wrote to the Government in order to ask for their views on the Blue Belt Initiative, which aims to achieve establishment of effective Marine Protection Areas around British Overseas Territories. The Government has now replied; you can read Darren’s initial letter below. This was the contents of Darren’s letter: As a signatory of the […]

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Darren asks the Government about childcare provision

Free childcare has the potential to boost parents’ flexibility. Darren asked the Government about introducing free childcare provision for all two year olds and younger children. Darren Jones,Labour, Bristol North West To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of (a) the cost to the public purse of increasing free […]

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Darren signs letter to PM against No Deal Brexit

Manufacturing is a significant employer in the region around Darren’s constituency of Bristol North West, and Europe is a significant export market for UK manufacturing. Darren signed a letter to the Prime Minister, calling her to allow Parliament an opportunity to vote against a No Deal Brexit arrangement due to the effect it would have […]

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Brexit Briefing: Highlights, Full Video and Powerpoint

Darren held a constituency Brexit briefing to explain what’s going on, what’s in the deal, what might happen next and to answer questions. You can view highlights of the briefing here: And you can watch the full briefing here (we’ve put together a list of the times of all the questions so you can navigate […]