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Stephen Williams MP Welcomes Passing of Modern Slavery Bill

In a move heralded by Unicef UK as “an historic moment in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking”, the Modern Slavery Bill passed its last stage in Parliament yesterday (Wednesday 25th March) and is due to receive Royal Assent shortly. The legislation will provide law enforcement with stronger tools to stamp out modern […]

Campaign to Save Bristol’s Libraries ‘Not over Yet’

Following reports that no libraries in Bristol will be at risk of closure before April 2016, the Liberal Democrats have vowed to continue to campaign with residents to save all libraries previously earmarked for closure, declaring the U-turn as a cynical move by the mayor.   The Liberal Democrats first urged the mayor to reverse […]

So, why did the Lib Dems go into coalition? – Mark Wright PPC for Bristol South

It’s nearly 5 years since the Coalition was formed. I’ve been knocking on a lot of doors recently, and it’s clear that since then many voters have forgotten the background that led to its formation. Back in spring 2010, much of the world was just a few months out of recession from the great financial […]

Independent Defector to Tories Should Resign

Following reports that Bristol’s only independent councillor has defected to the Tories, Liberal Democrat councillor Tim Leaman has called for Jason Budd to resign.   Cllr Tim Leaman, who has represented Kingsweston ward since 2010, said:   “Being a representative of the same area of the city as Cllr Budd I am sure this will […]

Liberal Democrats Take Action against Bad Landlords

The Liberal Democrats have given their full support to ACORN’s Bristol Ethical Lettings Charter, which follows on from action taken by Stephen Williams MP in government to outlaw revenge evictions in the sector. Liberal Democrat Councillors will be voting in favour of a motion to be presented at Full Council on Tuesday 17th March to […]

Bristol Lib Dems support Andrew George’s Affordable Homes Bill

The Council’s Business Change and Resources Scrutiny Commission will be discussing the Under Occupation Charge and concerns of the Bristol Anti-bed Tax Campaign (BABTC) on Monday 16th March 2015. Cllr Tim Kent has submitted a statement prior to the meeting in support of Lib Dem MP Andrew George’s Affordable Homes Bill. His full statement is […]

Williams Welcomes Landmark Plain Packaging Vote on No Smoking Day

Bristol West MP Stephen Williams, who was previously Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health before becoming the Minister for Communities, has welcomed the passing of regulations to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. Standardised packaging (commonly referred to as ‘plain packaging’) involves the removal of any attractive promotional features on cigarette […]

Liberal Democrats Slam Parking Tax Bombshell

The Liberal Democrats have slammed a deal done by Labour, Conservative and Ashley ward councillors to increase the cost of a residents’ parking zone (RPZ) permit and have demanded for an immediate reduction in the charges, calling them a ‘stealth tax’.   At Full Council on Tuesday 17th March councillors will discuss an e-petition calling […]

‘What are they trying to hide?’

Liberal Democrat Councillor Christian Martin has insisted the City Council has a duty to fully disclose information about the activities of Bristol 2015 Ltd under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).   Bristol 2015 Ltd. was set up by Bristol City Council to organise the year as the European Green Capital but councillors have been […]

Bristol schools win award for work with disadvantaged pupils

Bishop Road Primary School and SS Peter & Paul RC Primary School have been recognised as going the extra mile to help disadvantaged students. The schools were given an award for the work it has done to boost the achievements of pupils from less privileged backgrounds. The £1,000 reward was given to both schools as […]