I'm Jenny Chapman

Member of Parliament for Darlington

Jenny backs Owen Smith

27 July 2016

Jenny is supporting Owen Smith’s campaign to be the next Labour Leader and the next Labour Prime Minister.

Tots learn the lingo

13 July 2016

Jenny visited a Darlington community class that introduces very young children to foreign languages.

SOS rally for local NHS

6 July 2016

Darlington MP Jenny Chapman led scores of SOS.NHS protesters in a rally at the town’s Pease Monument on Saturday which attracted support from hundreds of people out shopping in the town centre.

Carnival time

29 June 2016

It was an event that brought Darlington people together and it attracted thousands.

Quizzing the Minister

30 April 2016

Jenny asked the Secretary of State for Education a series of written questions on April 27. Here is a summary, with the answers from Sam Gyimah, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary.

End the hospital rumours

30 April 2016

Jenny has demanded that the public should be told whether there is any truth in rumours that some departments at Darlington Memorial Hospital will be downgraded.

PMQs concern over refuges

15 April 2016

Jenny put a question to David Cameron during Prime Minister’s Questions about the closure of women’s refuges because of Government cuts to local authorities’ budgets.

Download Jenny, now!

22 March 2016

Jenny has probably become the first MP to launch her own series of podcasts through which anyone can hear her chat to constituents about the issues that concern them.

A working weekend... as usual

29 February 2016

It's been a typically hectic weekend back in Darlington for Jenny... as they all are.

Our police force is the best in England and Wales

20 February 2016

Durham and Darlington Police is the only force in England and Wales to be rated "outstanding" for its effectiveness at tackling crime.

On the road again

7 February 2016

Jenny and many of the stalwarts from last spring's General Election canvassing campaign were back pounding Darlington's streets today.

Become a Champion

1 February 2016

Jenny is a Dementia Friend and supports the Alzheimer's Society, so why don't you join in too, she asks?

The short arms of the law

22 January 2016

The force was with them as pupils from four schools converged on the Dolphin Centre for the official launch of Darlington’s Mini Police.

Beating loneliness

19 January 2016

More than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.

Helping the homeless

14 January 2016

Jenny is supporting people fighting bad housing and homelessness in Darlington by helping to promote the launch of Shelter’s new campaign to raise awareness of its vital advice and support services.

Have your say on policing

13 January 2016

Jenny is urging Darlington people to give their views on the police budget for 2016-17 in a public consultation this week.

Plea for tolerance

9 January 2016

Jenny helps Muslim women in Darlington campaign for tolerance.

Childcare Role for Jenny

7 January 2016

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has given Jenny a new role in his Shadow Cabinet.

Railway Housing Association Bungalows Opened

15 July 2015

Jenny has officially opened new Railway Housing Association Bungalows in Faverdale

Government postpones Hunting Act Vote

15 July 2015

Jenny speaks out against suspended government attempts to undermine the Hunting Act.

MP launches Move the Mart Campaign

8 July 2015

A campaign has been launched to move the cattle market out of the town centre

Feethams Deeds

26 March 2015

Deeds to Feethams Cricket Ground

Department for Education unveiled

24 March 2015

Jenny attends ceremony to unveil new DfE site.

Shocking Employment Statistics

12 February 2015

ONS statistics reveal Darlington's true employment climate

Assaults on Prison Officers

4 February 2015

Jenny speaks in Parliament on treatment of prison officers.

MP speaks against ticket touts

30 January 2015

Jenny debates in Parliament about damaging online practice.

Jenny visits Academy

29 January 2015

Jenny meets staff and students on visit to St. Aidan's Academy

Sixth Formers Visit Parliament

14 January 2015

QE students quiz Jenny on their annual visit to Parliament

Breast Cancer Clinic to Return

8 January 2015

Jenny welcomes return of relocated clinic

Recall of MPs

3 November 2014

Jenny votes for Recall of MPs Bill

Jenny encourages Flu Jab

7 October 2014

Jenny urges those eligible to take up flu jabs

Young People's Survey

16 September 2014

Finding out what works and what doesn't

Support for Ban on Payday Loan Ads

15 September 2014

Jenny backs calls for payday loan advert ban before 9pm.

Infant Class Sizes

3 September 2014

Jenny debates funding pressures in education

Jenny backs Right Lines

1 September 2014

Campaign for investment in North East rail

Great year for GCSE results

21 August 2014

Hard work pays off for Darlington pupils

People's March for the NHS

19 August 2014

#darlomums lead march against chaotic NHS reforms

A-Level Success for Darlington

15 August 2014

Another great summer for our students

Credit Union hits £1m milestone

24 July 2014

Investment boost helps local credit union

Call for breast cancer clinic to reopen

10 July 2014

Flashmob dancers campaign to protect services

Finance Bill - Darlington Civic Theatre

2 July 2014

Jenny discusses tax relief for theatre production

Benefits disarray hurting worst off

1 July 2014

Jenny raises local cases in debate over DWP disarray

Bellburn Lane Concerns

26 June 2014

Local residents contacted over planning proposals

Wonga 'behaved despicably'

26 June 2014

FCA uncovers unfair and misleading practices

Patient Safety Questions

24 June 2014

Jenny presses Government over ambulance delays

Darlington jobs risk being 'outsourced'

23 June 2014

Government considers outsourcing education jobs

Threats to Disabled Students Allowance

16 June 2014

Grave concerns over impact on access to higher education

Community Clean Up in Northgate

13 June 2014

Pupils, police and politicians pick litter in pilot programme

Breast Cancer clinics switched

13 June 2014

Jenny urges Trust to keep service in Darlington

Planning Proposals for Bellburn Lane

12 June 2014

Consultations open for concerned residents

Call for Passport Services to Improve

30 May 2014

Jenny flooded with complaints over passport delays

Probation Service in Turmoil

26 May 2014

Jenny concerned by "deeply troubling" reports

Labour's GP Appt Guarantee

13 May 2014

Jenny backs restoring patient rights to see GP

Free Schools Funding

12 May 2014

Jenny queries debt write-offs for private schools

Latest on A67 Repairs

8 May 2014

Council update for residents and businesses

Making Renting Safer

7 May 2014

Jenny on mandatory smoke alarms in private rented

Catch the Bus Week 2014

25 April 2014

Jenny supports campaign to promote bus and coach travel

Jenny quizzed by DSMS students

25 April 2014

Local pupils learn about life as an MP

Darlington's Big Community Switch

24 April 2014

Jenny welcomes latest opportunity to join scheme

Empower the Probation Service to cut reoffending

20 April 2014

Government sell-off is an opportunity missed

GP Pilots in Darlington and North East

14 April 2014

Jenny welcomes successful bid by local health services

Smoke Detectors in Private Rented

7 April 2014

Jenny backs smoke alarm requirement for all landlords

No Waste Transfer on Albert Hill site

7 April 2014

Response to latest concerns over recycling plant

Waiting Hours for an Ambulance

3 April 2014

Jenny raises ambulance response times in Health Questions

PMQS: Ambulance Response Times

26 March 2014

Jenny calls for action to prevent ambulance delays

Budget Response: Low Pay and Youth Unemployment

25 March 2014

Jenny calls on Government to learn from success of Foundation for Jobs

Rail investment needed beyond HS2

24 March 2014

Jenny calls for investment in East Coast main line

Darlington FC to share rugby club grounds

24 March 2014

Jenny welcomes move to bring football back to the town

Jenny takes 'blindfold' walk with RNIB

21 March 2014

MP experiences challenges faced by people with sight loss

Raising awareness of domestic abuse

7 March 2014

Jenny joins volunteers ahead of IWD14

PMQS: Ambulances stuck outside hospitals

6 March 2014

Jenny calls on PM to get a grip on ambulance queues

Quality Teaching in FE Colleges

5 March 2014

Jenny questions Government plans to downgrade teacher training

Lobbying Bill gains Royal Assent

14 February 2014

Politics needs reform, not a gag on campaigners

End to 084 numbers for GPs

11 February 2014

MP backs move to lower cost of booking appointments

Talks held with EE executives

29 January 2014

Jenny looking into complaints from call centre staff

Jenny questions Durham Police verdict

27 January 2014

MP says result could put public trust in police at risk

Lobbying Bill returns to Commons

24 January 2014

Labour MPs vote to protect charities and campaigners

Success in funding bid for A67 repairs

13 December 2013

North East MPs meeting with Roads Minister results in funding

Osborne backs down on cost of credit

25 November 2013

Success for campaigners but more work to be done

A&E demand leads to delayed operations

18 November 2013

Rise in emergency admissions fuel fears of winter crisis

Jenny presents prize to Christmas stamp finalist

15 November 2013

Darlington pupil's design reaches finals in Royal Mail Christmas Stamp competition

Albert Hill operators found guilty

8 November 2013

Skip Hire owners convicted of multiple waste crime offences

North East MPs lobbying for A67 repairs

7 November 2013

Major landslip under road to cost £4m to fix

A bad move for East Coast

25 October 2013

Reinvest profits in passengers not shareholders

Jenny reselected to fight for Darlington

24 October 2013

Party members back Jenny as Labour's candidate for 2015

Safer Finance for Students Needed

14 October 2013

MP has written on the need to provide young people with an alternative to payday loans

Students meet Jenny and Speaker John Bercow

11 October 2013

Article written by Amy Ryan, and pictures by Craig Nelson

Jenny calls for a Cap on Credit

4 October 2013

New rules on payday lenders are welcome but we need to do more, says MP

MP helps out as milk monitor for kids

4 October 2013

MP visits Barclays and Age UK computing sessions

27 September 2013

Jenny praises volunteers and staff helping people get tech savvy

Finding a way forward on Syria

30 August 2013

UK must not abandon the Syrian people but we need to act in the right way

Our young people have done Darlington proud

29 August 2013

Progress at Albert Hill

15 July 2013

Decisions need to be made over the future of the site as waste is cleared

Darlington students visit Houses of Parliament

10 July 2013

Jenny welcomes students from St Aidan's Academy

Jenny praises work of police and volunteers

5 July 2013

Further action needed at Albert Hill

4 July 2013

Jenny is launching a petition over future of Albert Hill

Bill to tackle Payday Loans

4 July 2013

New figures reveal the extent of payday loans in Darlington

Response to Albert Hill

24 June 2013

Action taken at Albert Hill

14 June 2013

Waste depot secured by Fire and Rescue Service

Update on GP Appointments

13 June 2013

Jenny meets with Darlington CCG to discuss complaints

Safeguarding Young People Online

12 June 2013

Jenny speaks on need to monitor offenders online

Update on the A67

3 June 2013

Latest on Albert Hill

3 June 2013

Response to concerns following fire at Albert Hill Skip Hire

Serious blaze at Albert Hill

28 May 2013

Call for action over second fire

West Park Academy Visit

28 May 2013

Pupils grill MP ahead of visit to Parliament

GP Appointments

28 May 2013

Jenny calls for review of system for booking GP Appointments

Friends of the Earth Bee Walk

19 May 2013

Nature lovers gather together to highlight the plight of bees

Quakers bring the cup home

16 May 2013

Darlington 1883 win the Northern League.

Careers and Opportunities Fair

16 May 2013

Hundreds of schoolchildren turn out to careers event at Dolphin Centre

Jenny with Pierre Boyde, of Deep Ocean

8 May 2013

Jenny visited a showcase of the North East's subsea and offshore energy sector.

New Housing Development

26 April 2013

Jenny Chapman recently opened a new housing development.

Money Skills for College students

19 April 2013

Jenny meets business students as part of Money Skills Week

Mowden Hall petition

26 February 2013

Handing in the Mowden Hall petition on the steps of Downing Street.


Hello, and welcome to my website! My staff and I will be regularly updating this website so it can be a useful way of finding out what I am doing during the week, as well as making clear my views on the local and national issues facing our town.

 I know how hardworking and compassionate the people of this town are and I feel honoured to be the Labour member of Parliament for Darlington.

Jenny Chapman

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