Entries by Sam

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Updated with Government reply: Darren calls on Government to fund police pensions

Darren Jones MP has backed calls from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens, for the government to review their plans to pass changes to funding of police pensions to police forces, potentially costing Avon and Somerset Constabulary an additional £9m per year. Darren Jones MP said: ” Our Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens and […]

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Darren receives government response on sale of energy drinks to under 16s

Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West, has received a formal response from the government regarding his letter on the sale and advertising of energy drinks to young people.  As a member of the Science and Tech Committee, Darren has previously shared his concerns about the advertisement and marketing of energy drinks and health impacts on young people and urged for tighter restrictions […]

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Darren visits Shirehampton School

As part of his mission to visit every school in Bristol North West, Darren Jones MP has visited St Bernard’s Catholic Primary School in Shirehampton for a festive assembly. Darren said after the visit: “On 15th December, I visited St Bernard’s Catholic Primary School in Shirehampton to take part in their festive assembly. I always enjoy […]

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Darren welcomes FCA overdraft ruling

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has welcomed news (announced on 18th December 2018) that the Financial Conduct Authority will stop banks charging higher prices for unarranged overdraft fees – an issue Darren campaigned on earlier this year. Darren said: “Back in May, I joined with consumer champion Which? and over 80 fellow parliamentarians in signing […]

How to contact your MP over the holidays

After a busy year, my office will close from 4.30 pm on Friday 21st December to 9 am on Wednesday 2nd January. If during this time you require urgent assistance, please email darren.jones.mp@parliament.uk and include the word ‘Urgent’ in your email’s subject line – be sure to include your full address and postcode as I […]

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Darren calls for investment in social care

Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West has spoken our about the need for dramatic investment in social care funding following the release of the Coram Family and Childcare Older People’s Care Survey 2018. This is the third annual survey mapping the cost and availability of older people’s care across the UK. Darren said: “Anyone who […]

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Darren backs Royal College of Nursing

Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West has spoken about his continued support for nurses in higher education. Darren said: “I’m continuing to support the Royal College of Nursing‘s campaign calling on the government to put a minimum of £1bn back into nursing higher education. Nursing students are unique. Their courses are longer than other […]

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Darren questions government changes to low-emission car incentives.

Darren Jones MP has continued to question the government’s recent decision to remove some financial incentives to purchase plug-in hybrid and electric cars. Darren Jones MP said: ” Back in October, I slammed the government’s decision to reduce, and in some cases remove, the financial incentives to purchase ultra-low emission vehicles. This seemed reckless and short-sighted at a time […]

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Darren publishes latest column in The Shire

Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West has shared his latest column in The Shire, Shirehampton’s local community newspaper. Darren said: “Thanks to The Shire for publishing my latest column. Since the time of writing, I have updated residents on restrictions using minor routes, including under the Iron Bridge, as well as why sat navs […]

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Darren shares concerns about Stoke Bishop Parking

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has formally shared his concerns about on-going parking issues in Stoke Bishop near the university halls of residence with the council and University of Bristol. Darren has previously met local residents, and held multiple telephone calls with the University of Bristol about this matter. Darren said: “Constituents who live near […]