Entries by Sam

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Darren backs region’s aerospace industry

    On Saturday 14th July, Darren joined thousands of budding spectators, at the Royal Air Tattoo at Fairford. Darren said after the visit: “I am delighted to have attended this year’s Air Tattoo – and on the 100th anniversary of the RAF – on behalf of my constituents.  Many thousands across North Bristol employed in the aerospace […]

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Darren calls for Lyme Disease research and GP training

Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne disease and can be caught all over the UK including in urban parks and back gardens. Official estimates suggest around 3,000 cases a year, but this is thought to be much higher. Awareness amongst both the general public and medical professionals is low. Lyme disease can be hard […]

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Darren calls for Public Inquiry into Brexit Referendum

Following the findings of the Electoral Commission’s review of Vote Leave spending and the fine levied to Facebook by the ICO in relation to data harvesting in advance of the referendum, Darren wrote to all MPs calling for their support in demanding an independent judge-led inquiry into the referendum. Darren first called for a public inquiry during PMQ’s […]

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Darren meets Pickles!

On Friday 6th July, Darren joined local residents, Greenway Centre staff and Southmead Councillors Helen Godwin and Brenda Massey in meeting a new addition to the Greenway Café- Pickles McPrickles the Gromit. Darren said after the visit: “It was fantastic to see Pickles so at home at the Greenway Centre in Southmead and all in aid of […]

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MP chairs YardArts meeting – notes now available.

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones  hosted a public meeting with around 50 local residents regarding the proposed YardArts development on Penpole Lane in Shirehampton on 29th June – thank you to everyone who attended. The notes of this meeting are available to view/print below. Darren said: “Following my recent survey, over 450 local residents  contacted me to share their views […]

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Darren backs local shops – nominate your high street now!

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones MP has backed local high streets and urged the government to do more to protect local jobs and the heart of our local communities. Darren said: ” We know our high streets and shopping parades are struggling – shops are closing across the country and I see the impact […]

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Darren visits Southmead Community Centre and Westbury on Trym C of E Academy

On Saturday 30th  June, as part of his programme of summer fete visits, Darren Jones MP visited Southmead Community Centre and Westbury on Trym Church of England Academy. Darren said after the visits: “It’s the start of the summer fayre session! I popped by the excellent Southmead Community Centre and WOT PTA last weekend. These fantastic events […]

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Darren thanks NHS staff and volunteers! #NHS70

The NHS was brought into existence on 5th July 1948 under a Labour government – today marks the NHS’ 70th birthday. On this special occasion, Bristol North West MP,  Darren Jones MP thanked everyone who supports the NHS ensuring to include staff and volunteers from across both health and social care services: Darren said: ” On behalf of everyone in Bristol North […]

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Darren champions local parks and open spaces

On Friday 29th and 30th June, Darren visited Lawrence Weston Moors with Avon Wildlife Trust and attended a wildlife walk with local expert, Steve England, and the Friends of Lamplighters Marsh. This follows Darren’s recent nomination to Groundworks for the Friends on-going efforts to protect and sustain the local environment at the Marsh. Darren said after the visits: ” What […]