Entries by Patrick Tettmar

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Criminal Conduct Bill

Today, Parliament voted on the Second Reading of the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill. It’s a Bill that needs to pass so our police and secret services can do their jobs, but I also have reservations. It needs proper scrutiny in the House, so strong safeguards and oversights are in place to protect […]

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Update on Coronavirus Test Availability in Bristol and the South West.

Constituents, including those providing front-line services, have reported being unable to book appointments to receive a Coronavirus test, this week. While the South West’s NHS Test and Trace network is actively processing a large number of tests, throughout the country laboratory capacity is being outstripped by demand. Darren has been working with MPs to raise […]

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Travel West: A37/A4018 Transport Corridor Engagement

Until September 11th, Travel West are looking for your thoughts and feedback as they prepare to plan improvements to travel corridors across Bristol, starting with Bus Route 2. This route goes straight through our constituency and connects  Henleaze, Southmead and Henbury to the city centre and Cribbs Causeway These improvements go further than improving bus […]

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Darren Calls For Net-Zero To Be Put At The Heart Of Our Economy Recovery

Writing in Public Sector Executive, Darren argued that regional and local leaders should be unlocked by Whitehall to implement bespoke economic recovery plans that are net-zero ready. Pitching economic stimulus and environmental policy against each other is a false choice; net-zero policymaking is the best way to recover, grow and future-proof the UK’s economy. We […]