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Scrutiny under Bristol’s Mayoral system of local government is failing – Negus

Cllr Anthony Negus has written a blog on scrutiny and how it is not working out under Bristol’s Mayoral system of local government: Before the referendum on having a Mayor in Bristol took place in 2012 there was a consensus that the risk of less democratic decisions, which would arise from having only one individual […]

Bristol Liberal Democrats Welcome New Bus Service

The Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that Bristol City Council has announced a new service to replace the loss of the number 20 bus.   A number of the party’s councillors have been campaigning in recent weeks to find a solution to the problem and the new 520 bus service will operate along most […]

Bristol’s Hydrogen Ferry Demonstrates our Green Credentials – Hopkins

Lib Dem Group Leader, Cllr Gary Hopkins has accused the Mayor of hampering Bristol’s status as the Green Capital over his lack of ambition and action on the city’s hydrogen ferry.   Cllr Hopkins said that the Mayor was wrong to abandon the project, a key demonstrator for hydrogen technology, especially as it was integral […]

Bristol Lib Dem Councillor raises concerns over child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

Lib Dem Councillor for Henleaze ward, Clare Campion-Smith, has submitted a motion to Full Council in support of the victims of sexual exploitation in Rotherham. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotheram has found at least 1,400 children in the town were sexually exploited by mainly Pakistani heritage criminal gangs between 1997 and […]

Bristol buses: Mayor must force First to provide quality and quantity

Liberal Democrat group leader Gary Hopkins says mayor must arm himself with new powers to control local bus companies and give residents better services. Bristol’s public transport system is a mess, despite the good work done by the Liberal Democrats when we ran the council. Although other companies have been getting a toehold over recent […]

Lib Dem Cllr calls for Hydrogen Ferry Scrutiny

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Clifton East, Christian Martin, has called for a report to presented to the Council’s Place Scrutiny Committee on the future of the hydrogen ferry. The ferry was pioneered by Councillor Neil Harrison and formed a central plank in the Liberal Democrats’ bid to win European Green Capital status for Bristol. It continues to be […]

Lib Dems lobby First over loss of No. 20 bus

On Friday, Lib Dem Councillor for Cotham, Anthony Negus (LD, Cotham) met with the CEO of First, Paul Matthews and two of his colleagues to lobby for a solution to the problems caused to local residents from their decision to scrap the No. 20 bus. Despite this being an important route that serves many parts […]

Bristol East PPC Abdul Malik on School Meals

Our Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol East, Abdul Malik, welcomes the introduction of universal school meals for children up to seven. FREE SCHOOL MEALS WILL BE A HIT IN BRISTOL School food has changed beyond recognition… in fact, in my day, the food was largely unrecognisable: we were dolloped up plates of grey matter, which […]

Bristol West MP Stephen Williams welcomes unemployment fall

Lib Dem MP for Bristol West Stephen Williams welcomes the news that unemployment in the UK has fallen by 132,000 in the last quarter (April – June) to 6.4%. This is a 437,000 fall on the year and the biggest annual fall on record. Unemployment in Bristol West has also fallen again to 2,582 claimants. […]

What have the Liberal Democrats done to help businesses and boost employment in Bristol?

The Office for National Statistics has today (13th August) confirmed that the number of unemployed claimants in Bristol West constituency in July 2014 was 2,582. The number of claimants is therefore 954 lower than in July 2013 and follows on from a fall of 1,020 claimants last month. In fact the unemployment figures in Bristol […]