Entries by Sam

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MP visits Lockleaze Sports Centre

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones recently visited Lockleaze Sports Centres to meet the team behind the new centre and hear about their ambitions to build indoor sports-court facilities. Darren said: “Thanks to the team at the new Lockleaze Sports Centre who recently showed me the great facilities on offer. The centre has plans for expansion, which will hopefully […]

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Darren encourages response to Sims consultation

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones is encouraging residents of Avonmouth and the surrounding area to contribute to an Environment Agency consultation  in relation to Sims Group UK Limited’s application to vary their current environmental permit. How can you view and comment on the consultation? You can see the permit application and accompanying documents here or if you don’t […]

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Darren calls for constituents to support library consultation

Get involved! Dates for your diary: Labour-run Bristol City Council saved all of the city’s libraries from closure last year but, given the continued decline in government funding, they need our help to look at innovative ways of running the service in the future. The council are hosting 4 events in Bristol North West to […]

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Universal Credit Two-Child Benefit Cap lifted after MP campaign

Following sustained pressure from MPs including Darren Jones, charitable organisations and advice agencies, the two-child benefit cap for families claiming Universal Credit has been removed. It was due to be enforced retrospectively from February 2019 for parents whose third (or more) child was born before Universal Credit was rolled out in 2017. Darren Jones MP had previously signed a cross-party letter […]

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MP shares news of Shirehampton YardArts Planning Application

Darren Jones MP for Bristol North West said: “We received news in December 18 that the Karakal/Fairways site on Penpole Lane in Shirehampton had now been sold in its entirety to the owner of Karakal Factory. The new owner confirmed to me they had no plans to pursue the former planning application for storage containers or […]

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Darren receives reply about Sims Hill from Bristol Mayor

Prior to the closure of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) transport consultation, Darren Jones MP shared his comments with WECA. You can view these here. The submission raised concerns about the potential for a new park and ride site at rare blue-finger allotment land at Sims Hill. Stoke Park within Darren’s constituency could also be impacted. Darren, MP for Bristol […]

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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 […]


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 […]