Dartford MP calls on the Government to prioritise domestic violence cases in court backlog

Dartford MP, Gareth Johnson, has asked the Government to prioritise domestic violence cases in court to help the victims of this crime.   Speaking during an urgent question in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Mr Johnson said: “It is not surprising this pandemic has caused delays in court cases right around the world, but will my…

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Dartford MP seeks clarification from the Government on IB exams this summer

Gareth Johnson, Dartford’s MP and former Dartford Grammar School pupil, quizzed the Education Minister on how this summer’s International Baccalaureate students will be assessed following the recent Government announcement about changes to GCSEs and A-level exams.   During Education questions in the House of Commons on Monday, Mr Johnson said: “Some of the…

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MP asks transport minister for assurances Dartford’s residential roads will not be used by lorries after EU transition period ends

Dartford MP, Gareth Johnson, sought assurances from the Transport Minister last night that Dartford’s local residential roads would not be used as bypasses or as overnight stopping places by heavy commercial lorry drivers when the EU transition ends on December 31.   During a short debate in the House of Commons on amendments to statutory instruments on Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kent, Mr Johnson said: “My constituency is,…

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Dartford MP Gareth Johnson slams dog thieves during the worst ever year for pet theft

Pet theft debate October 2020

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has reiterated his call for tougher sentencing for pet theft during a debate in the House of Commons this week.   This issue was debated in Westminster Hall on Monday after two public petitions gained more than 260,000 signatures calling for pet theft to be made a specific offence with tougher sentencing for those who commit this ‘nasty’ crime.   Mr Johnson,…

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