Entries by Sam

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Darren calls for Met investigation into abuse outside Parliament.

Darren said: “I am proud to be one of 55 cross-party MPs who have called on the Met to investigate the escalating and disgusting incidents of abuse and harassment from far-right activists outside Parliament. Yesterday’s shocking scenes of abuse towards Anna Soubry, activist Femi and journalist Owen Jones are appalling. This organised and vocal minority […]

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Darren signed successful Yvette Cooper ‘no deal’ amendment

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones signed his colleague, Yvette Cooper’s, amendment to the Finance Bill (page 7 of the link) prior to yesterday’s (8th January 2019) defeat of government in their Finance Bill. This amendment, which was supported by the majority across the House on 8th January 2019, will prevent the Government implementing the “no deal” […]

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Darren shares concerns about storage facility in Shirehampton

Following contact from a number of constituents over the Christmas and New Year period, Darren has written to all members of the council’s Development Control Committee in advance of tomorrow’s meeting (9th January 2019) which will consider a planning application for a new storage container facility in West Town Road, Shirehampton. You can follow Darren’s work in the local […]

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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 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 […]