Entries by Patrick Tettmar

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Darren updates on postponement of May local elections

The Government has decided to postpone local councillor, mayoral and police and crime commissioner elections in Bristol and the rest of the UK. The May elections would coincide with what is currently predicted to be a peak in the spread of the Coronavirus. As this is a scheduled event, and one that would normally involve […]

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Darren shares feedback with Council about the YTL Arena.

Darren Jones MP has written to the Bristol City Council Democratic Services team to request a statement is read at the next planning meeting for the YTL Meeting. Darren says Following feedback from my constituents about the proposed YTL Arena, I ask that a full transport assessment and plan is published. The proposal for an […]

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Darren thanks and celebrates with his local Labour party.

Darren joined the Bristol North West Labour party on Friday 28th to celebrate his re-election to Parliament. In addition to being another great opportunity to say thank you to everyone involved in making Darren’s first term in parliament a success, it was also a good chance to honestly reflect on lessons from the General Election […]

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Darren attends Filton Avenue Primary School’s Great Oracy Exhibition

Filton Avenue organised its first Great Oracy Exhibition last week, in partnership with Voice 21. The exhibition highlighted the importance of speaking and language when building physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills. Discussion is an important way for us to learn, and Darren was very touched to be invited. Attending the event, Darren said: It’s […]

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Darren to attend Shire Climate Emergency Public Meeting

The response to the Climate Emergency in North West Bristol could not be more important. While Bristol has fortunately avoided the worst of the floodings from the recent storms, we should not be complacent. Speaking about the upcoming meeting, Darren said: I’ll be there to listen and talk about this issue, our flood defences and […]

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Darren takes on trade diplomacy responsibilities at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

Since my election I have worked with the Commonwealth on its human trafficking project, working with Commonwealth nations to harmonise legislation across the world to more effectively deal with the trade in human slaves and the illegal trafficking of workers against their will. This year, I extended my work with the Commonwealth to include trade […]

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ClairCity research, in partnership with BCC, shows Bristolians are more ambitious when tackling Climate Change

ClairCity, an EU-funded research project working with UWE and BCC, published a report this week that suggests that net-zero targets could be achieved more quickly if the public is involved in designing environmental policy. A copy of the summary of their report can be found below. It includes details of a climate policy programme, designed […]