Entries by Sam

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Darren asks Minister about ‘sex for rent’ scandal

Darren Jones MP has received a response to his Written Parliamentary Question to the Secretary of State for Justice following the BBC Inside Out West’s undercover investigation into ‘sex for rent’ in Bristol. Darren Jones MP said: ” I was disgusted by the findings of BBC Inside Out West‘s excellent undercover investigation and followed up with […]

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Darren visits Lockleaze Hindu Harvest Festival

Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West, recently visited the Sarodiya Durga Puja celebration in Lockleaze. Darren said: “It was fantastic to join Hindu constituents for their annual harvest-themed festival which included beautiful decorations and offerings. It was a joyous and fun celebration and I thank the organisers for inviting me”. If your Bristol North West-based club or […]

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Darren joins Unison’s call for boost in council funding

Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West, has signed a cross-party letter,  coordinated by trade union Unison calling on the Chancellor to boost funding for councils in England. Darren Jones MP said: “Our council are facing unprecedented cuts during a time of rapidly rising demand for adult social care services, child safeguarding referrals and support for children with […]

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Darren calls for end to two-child limit policy on Benefits

Darren Jones MP has signed a cross-party letter led by colleague Rushanara Ali, calling on the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Esther McVey to scrap the cruel two-child limit on some benefit entitlements. Darren Jones MP said: ” Whilst the government claim this policy is to encourage future ‘responsible parenting’, in many cases it has been applied retrospectively […]

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Darren calls for restoration of Migrant Impact Fund

Darren Jones MP for Bristol North West, has called for the Migrant Impact Fund to be restored in the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on Monday (29th October). Darren Jones MP said: “The £50m fund was set-up several years ago in response to local government’s legitimate concerns that they needed central funding to help support any unexpected pressure […]

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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 shares concern about trucks using Iron Bridge route and minor roads

Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West, has commented on the on-going problems of lorries and trucks getting stuck under/damaging the iron bridge in Shirehampton (see picture of incident on 25 10 18) and causing traffic chaos whilst they find their way back to the main roads. Darren said: “We have got to stop industrial […]

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Darren holds Transport Forum

Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West, held a Transport Forum for constituents on Friday 19th October. Attendees were divided into 5 groups to discuss ideas for improving: roads/congestion (particularly around Crow Lane in Henbury and in Southmead), buses and bus lanes, cycling, rail and connectivity between North and South of the constituency (Henbury to Shirehampton). Darren […]