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Darren asks experts about social media and violence

  The Science and Technology Committee, which Darren is a member of, held public evidence session on social media and its links to violence. This was part of its inquiry on Social Media and screens-use. The witnesses present were Martin Hewitt, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service, Dr Netta Weinstein, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, Beth Murray, […]

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Darren asks scientific experts about social media and the harm it could cause

Darren was present at the Science and Technology committee’s first evidence session for its Social media and screens-use inquiry. Here, charities, learned societies and academics were asked about cyber-bullying, addiction and body image. The witnesses shown here were Matt Blow, Policy and Government Affairs Manager, YoungMinds, Dr Liam Hackett, CEO, Ditch the Label, Dustin Hutchinson, Research […]

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Darren continues campaign for £50m transport fund

Ahead of his Gridlock Conference in July, Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones has written to all Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) members to encourage them to invest £50 million into his North Bristol Transport Fund initiative. Darren said: “North Bristol is undergoing intensive development alongside a transport system and road network that is struggling to cope with current, […]

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Darren writes to government on rectal mesh

Currently, the forthcoming healthcare review covering vaginal mesh does not cover rectal mesh, which has similarly affected women. That includes many who were treated at Southmead Hospital. Darren wrote to the government to make it clear that he thinks that this is wrong. You can read the full letter here:   Dear Jackie Doyle-Price MP […]

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Bristol is the UK’s most productive digital tech city

A report has named Bristol as the city with the most digital tech turnover per worker. According to the report, which was produced by Tech Nation –  – Bristol’s digital tech turnover stands at £320 K per worker. What’s more, this news means that Bristol’s digital tech industry is having a significant impact, with 26,999 […]

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Darren asks government about Brexit

In European Scrutiny Committee today, Darren asked the Northern Ireland secretary – Karen Bradley MP – about Brexit, particularly in relation to Northern Ireland. He first asked about the single market, customs arrangements (including the possibility of EU customs at Avonmouth port) and the Good Friday agreement after Brexit, and if she knew of any global […]

Darren challenges the government over Universities and Defence

In Science and Technology Committee today, Darren asked Government minister Sam Gymiah – Minister for Universities and Science – about two different issues. Firstly, he asked whether or not universities could really be expected to regulate themselves. Currently, aside from in a few high risk areas universities are responsible for regulating the integrity of their […]