Darren Jones was elected as Member of Parliament for Bristol North West in 2017. Prior to this, in 2012, he won the selection to become the Labour Party candidate for Bristol North West for the 2015 General Election but was not successful. After that election, he chaired Marvin Rees’ Mayoral campaign, got involved in the Remain campaign and took a trip to Miami to campaign for Hilary Clinton. He was then re-selected as the Labour Party candidate for Bristol North West for the 2017 General Election, which he won with a 16.2% swing by securing 51% of the vote. Before becoming an MP, he was working as a consumer rights lawyer. He is a Member of the Science & Technology Select Committee and is involved in cross-party parliamentary groups such as the Parliamentary Information, Communications and Technology Forum and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Consumer Rights.