Entries by Sam

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MP calls on Chancellor to protect income under Universal Credit

Ahead of the forthcoming Autumn Budget, Bristol North West MP Darren Jones has called on the Chancellor to keep the government’s promise that no benefit claimant would suffer financial hardship, or receive less income, under Universal Credit. This is not the first time Darren has spoken out – he also called on the Chancellor in last […]

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Darren backs need for investment in complex police investigations

Darren Jones MP has backed calls from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens, for the government to review the Police Allocation Formula (PAF) (which assesses the funding each police force receives from government) alongside the total funding set aside by central government for policing. Continued calls for the PAF to reconsidered come after the force has advised […]

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Darren backs ban on fur imports

Darren Jones MP is proudly supporting the Open Cages and Humane Society International’s campaign to ban the importing of real fur to the UK. Darren Jones MP said: “Animal welfare is of real concern to me – especially where cruelty is so totally unnecessary. That’s the case with the use of real fur and it’s […]

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Darren visits Southmead Hospital Charity

Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West, recently visited the team at Southmead Hospital Charity. Darren got to try his hand at robotic surgery in a urology theatre and also spent some time on the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) at Southmead Hospital. He also found out more about Southmead Hospital Charity’s Prostate Cancer Care Appeal […]

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Darren shares response from council on Iron Bridge closure

A number of constituents have contacted Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West, about the continued closure of the Iron Bridge in Shirehampton following damage caused by a lorry hitting the historic bridge back in November 2015. Following these concerns, Darren attended a ‘Save the Iron Bridge’ event in January to support the concerns of residents and since site inspections were undertaken […]