Entries by Sam taylor

Join Darren’s Bristol team:

Darren is hiring a Caseworker (20hrs) and Parliamentary Assistant to focus on non-political campaigns and events (18-20hrs): Caseworker 20 hrs Job ad (003) Parliamentary Asst 18 hrs Job ad Pay in accordance with IPSA guidelines. Closing Date: Midday on 20th April 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview (on Tuesday 24th April) in Bristol North West […]

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Darren backs calls for Military Cross

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has signed a cross-party letter to call for Walter Tull to posthumously receive the Military Cross. “ I am delighted to have supported David Lammy’s call for Walter Tull to be posthumously awarded the Military Cross – an honour he was recommended to receive during his service. Walter was […]

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Darren calls for cross-party NHS commission

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has co-signed a letter calling for a cross-party Health and Social Care commission to be set-up. This commission should report to Parliament before Easter 2019 and use expertise from across the house. Darren commented: “It is vital the NHS has the resources it needs and there is a whole-system approach to […]

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MP warns extra cost of childcare being passed to parents by Government scheme

Darren Jones (MP for Bristol North West) visited Snap Dragons nursery in Shirehampton on Friday 23rd March to hear from parents and staff about concerns with the Government’s intention to close the Childcare Vouchers scheme, and to move parents to a new Tax Free Childcare scheme. Today, parents can claim vouchers from their employers to contribute to […]

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Darren supports Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s campaign for Orkambi

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has shared his views on access to Orkambi for constituents with Cystic Fibrosis. Darren said: “ I sympathise profoundly with anyone affected by Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and I appreciate the strength of support for making Orkambi available on the NHS, this is demonstrated by an online petition signed by  113,000 people. […]

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Darren meets First Bus and presses for changes to route 76

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones met the Managing Director of First bus, James Freeman, on 9th March 2018 and pressed for changes to the 76 bus route. The route no longer stops at Henbury School and has also affected residents travelling to Southmead Hospital and Henbury’s local vets. Darren also shared his concerns about the impact of rising […]

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Darren calls for increased schools funding and continued free school meals

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has backed calls – ahead of today’s spring budget – for the government to rethink schools funding and changes to free school meals under Universal Credit. New research by the school cuts coalition of unions (NEU, NAHT, ASCL, UNISON, GMB Union and Unite the union) shows that class sizes are […]