Darren Jones

Labour MP for Bristol North West

@darrenpjones https://facebook.com/darrenjonesmp

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Darren Jones’s voting in Parliament

Darren Jones is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

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Darren Jones has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee 22 Jul 2021

    I am grateful for the opportunity to make a statement on the third report of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s inquiry into post-pandemic economic growth. The report focuses on levelling up. In the 2019 Conservative party manifesto, the Prime Minister said: “We have mapped out a fantastic programme for the years ahead: to unite and level up, spreading opportunity...
  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee 22 Jul 2021

    Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker; it is great to see you, as a fellow member of the Committee, in the Chair. Congratulations on your appointment. I am always grateful for the counsel of my Committee colleague, the hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire (Richard Fuller). We agree that delivering meaningful economic growth for people across the country requires a growing economy that is free...
  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee 22 Jul 2021

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question. We looked briefly at the role of the devolved Administrations and concluded that pretty much everybody agrees that a more equal distribution of economic and social opportunities for people across the country is something that everybody supports, irrespective of place in the country or political party membership. We did also point to a...

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Labour MP for Bristol North West

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Transport
  • Home Office
  • Pupils: Personal Records
  • Internet: Safety
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Children: Day Care
  • Green Homes Grant Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Member, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (since 21 Jul 2021)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 11 May 2020)
  • Chair, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (since 6 May 2020)
  • Chair, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (since 6 May 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 22 Feb 2021)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
From 3 October 2017 until 30 October 2020, contracted to provide legal consultancy, via the office of Darren Jones Ltd, to Kemp Little LLP, 138 Cheapside, London EC2V 6BJ. (Registered 19 October 2017; updated 04 November 2020)
22 October 2020, received £1,200 for work undertaken between 3 June and 14 August 2019. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 02 November 2020)
30 October 2020, received £262.50 for work undertaken on 28 September 2020. Hours: 1 hr 45 mins. (Registered 02 November 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust
Address of donor: The Garden House, Water End, York YO36 6WQ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £19,000 to be paid in quarterly instalments to Office of Darren Jones Limited. The bulk of this money will be donated to the Labour Party to employ a part time member of staff for Labour Digital, an unincorporated organisation which I run. This support will also meet personal and project expenses incurred by Labour Digital, by me as director, and by its staff and volunteers.

Date received: 5 August 2019

Date accepted: 5 August 2019

Donor status: company, registration 357963

(Registered 12 August 2019)
Name of donor: Plexal (City) Limited
Address of donor: 6th Floor Lansdowne House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6ER

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: A complimentary pass to use a co-working space, valued at £3,168

Date received: 27 October 2020 to 27 October 2021

Date accepted: 27 October 2020

Donor status: company, registration 0012478

(Registered 29 October 2020)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Office of Darren Jones Ltd; legal consultancy. (Registered 05 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Director, currently unpaid, of the Office of Darren Jones Ltd. (Registered 19 October 2017)
I am the director of the Henacre Charitable Fund (the "Henacre Trust") launched on 8 March 2019. This is a named trust owned and operated by the Quartet Community Foundation on my behalf. The Henacre Trust will make charitable grants to young people from Bristol North West. (Registered 11 March 2019)
From 1 May 2019, Chairman, currently unpaid, of the advisory board of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence (a not for profit organisation working with legislators from across the world on the topic of regulation of artificial intelligence). The Institute of Artificial Intelligence is the "trading name" of the Office for the Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Limited. (Registered 05 June 2019)

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