Recent News:

Bristol to be given millions of pounds of investment in cycling

Bristol Liberal Democrats have welcomed the biggest single investment in cycling unveiled by Nick Clegg today to help make it easier and safer for residents to get on their bike in the city and across the UK.   In July, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg MP said he wanted to see the number of […]

Bristol’s Budget Consultation – Joint statement on behalf of the Lib Dem, Labour, Conservative and Green parties

The four main political groups in Bristol would collectively like to raise their concerns with the Mayor’s proposal, as part of Bristol’s Budget Consultation, for £100,000 for a feasibility study for further development of Colston Hall.   Lib Dem Leader, Cllr Gary Hopkins, says: “All political parties are in absolute agreement that the future of […]

Close off part of Circular Road on The Downs to promote cycling and the European Green Capital – Morgan

Below is a blog written by Liberal Democrat Councillor for Henleaze Cllr Glenise Morgan, regarding a family cycling event on Circular Road as part of the Green Capital next year: I have previously spoke out in support of the Westbury Park families’ proposals to close off part of Circular Road on The Downs to permit a […]

Liberal Democrats Invest in the Green Climate Fund to help tackle climate change

Thanks to the Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government the UK has committed up to £720 million to the Green Climate Fund, joining other major economies to help developing countries adapt to climate change and go low-carbon. Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey announced on Thursday that the UK government will invest up […]

Nura Aabe Speaks Out About Autism

Nura Aabe, our local candidate for Ashley ward in the local elections in May 2015 and the founder and Chief Executive of Autism Independence, has been talking about autism and awareness of the disability within the Somali community on BBC Points West.   Nura is a mother of 4 children (Zakaria, Yaxya, Xamza and Hamdi). […]

eNewsletter from Clare Campion Smith PPC for Bristol North West

Here are some excerpts from Clare’s latest newsletter. Clare’s regular newsletter goes out across Bristol North West (Avonmouth, Henbury, Henleaze, Horfield, Kingsweston, Lockleaze, Southmead, Stoke Bishop, and Westbury-on-Trym), if you would like to sign up to her updates you can email to be added to the list (Email: clare@clare4nw.uk) The Mayors Budget The Mayor’s budget […]

Bristol Lib Dem PPCs celebrate record rise in apprenticeship starters across the city

Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) Clare Campion-Smith, Mark Wright and Abdul Malik have all welcomed the news that nearly 3,000 people have started an apprenticeship in Bristol in the last 12 months. Since May 2010 there have been over 13,500 apprenticeship starts in Bristol, with 240 businesses having received a £1500 apprenticeship grant. Apprentices […]

Lib Dems created 3000 new apprentices in Bristol in last year – Stephen Williams MP

New figures show nearly 3000 people started an apprenticeship in Bristol in the last 12 months. Liberal Democrats in Government have led the apprentice drive and are on course to deliver two million apprenticeships in Britain by the end of this parliament. New figures from the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills show 2970 apprenticeships […]

Councillors protest at being gagged by Council Officers

In an unprecedented move Bristol councillors are currently being blocked from discussing in public the contents of a report into all aspects of the arena by the Council’s Chief Legal Officer.   The arena project was originally due to be discussed publicly at the Council’s Place Scrutiny Commission on 17th November, chaired by Liberal Democrat […]

‘Bristol should have the same rights as other cities with mayors’ – Negus

At Full Council this week (on Tuesday 11th November) Councillors Christopher Davies (Lib Dem) and Peter Abraham (Conservative) asked the mayor to sign the petition to give residents the right to hold a fresh referendum on the future of the mayoral system of governance.   Cllr Anthony Negus (Cotham ward) has given his thoughts on […]