Entries by Sam

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Darren continues to fight for Cystic Fibrosis patients

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has continued to fight for access to Orkambi for the 10,400 people with Cystic Fibrosis in the UK. Darren has co-signed another letter to Vertex Pharmaceuticals (the first was sent on 28th June 2018) – this letter asks the company to urgently sit down with, and resolve, the negotiations with NHS England so those with cystic […]

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Bristol North West pubs ‘go to Parliament’

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has nominated two local pubs for the ‘Parliamentary Pub of the Year’ competition. The competition is in its first year and will give 650 MPs the opportunity to nominate a pub to be recognised as the Parliamentary Pub of the Year. The main criteria for nomination is a […]

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Darren raises concern at news of 16,000 extra cars on Bristol roads

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has continued to call for large-scale improvements to transport infrastructure in North Bristol following the release of information from Department of Transport that indicates Bristol can expect 16,000 additional car journeys every day following the removal of Severn Bridge Tolls. Ahead of the Gridlock Conference Darren chaired in July, Darren had previously […]

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Darren calls on Education Minister to support Bristol’s schools

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones  has written to Nick Gibb, the Education Minister calling for him to listen to feedback from thirteen local head teachers and review the further cuts of £5m to education budgets in the constituency. Darren said: “Thirteen Bristol North West head teachers recently shared their concerns with the Education Minister […]

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Darren backs Bristol’s unpaid carers

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has backed local unpaid carers by advocating that ‘carers need care too’. The Carers Support Centre Bristol and South Gloucestershire asked a sample of unpaid carers to share their experiences of arranging short breaks and what improvements could be made to the service. 58% of carers have been […]

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Darren shares news of grants available

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones is encouraging good causes in Bristol North West to apply for a share of a funding pot worth over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support projects helping local people. Awards of between £500 and £20,000 are available to both charities […]

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Darren sends annual report and invitation to join Powered by You

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has sent an annual report and invitation to join Powered by You to each household in the constituency. The annual report letter updates constituents in each ward as to Darren’s local and parliamentary activity over the past 12 months and invites them to take part in an annual survey and […]