Entries by Sam taylor

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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 […]

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Darren shares his views on Family Reunification for refugees

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has shared his thoughts on family reunification for refugees ahead of a debate on 16th March 2018. Darren said: “ A number of constituents have shared concerns about family reunion rules, the effectiveness of their implementation-  a number of organisations have also called for there to be an expansion of […]

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Darren seeks views on “regulated corridor” in Avonmouth

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has supported new laws in Westminster that will give local councils powers to take stronger actions against offending companies. Darren is seeking the views of Avonmouth residents on his work, with the council, to introduce a “regulated corridor” in Avonmouth. Darren said: “I’ve been working with council colleagues on a […]

Darren shares his views on rising violence in Kashmir

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has shared his thoughts on violence in Kashmir. Darren said: “ A number of constituents have shared concerns about escalating violence in Kashmir.  The situation in Kashmir alongside the recent upsurge in violent clashes is deeply concerning, and all sides must engage in dialogue and seek to break the cycle of […]

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Darren supports Asda worker’s pension campaign

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has written to the CEO of Asda, Roger Burnley, highlighting his concerns about proposed changes to non-salaried employees death in service and pension benefits. Darren was made aware of the changes following contact from GMB union reps in his constituency. Many constituents in Bristol North West, who work at […]