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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 […]

Lords beckons for leading Bristol Lib Dem

Bristol Liberal Democrat Councillor Barbara Janke is to be made a Peer according to an announcement made this morning. Barbara Janke has been a Councillor for Clifton for nearly twenty years, and was Liberal Democrat leader of Bristol City Council for much of the period between 2003 and 2012. Barbara was born in Liverpool in […]

Bristol Lib Dem Cllr Barbara Janke has been appointed to the House of Lords.

Six new Liberal Democrat peers have been appointed to the House of Lords, including Cllr Barbara Janke (Clifton ward), a former Leader of Bristol City Council and former teacher. Barbara Janke was Liberal Democrat leader of Bristol City Council for much of the period between 2003 and 2012. Since Bristol elected its first Mayor in […]

Liberal Democrat Achievements in the Department for Communities and Local Government

In his role as Minister for Communities and Local Government, Bristol West MP Stephen Williams has written a letter reviewing some key Lib Dem achievements in the Department in recent month: Dear colleague, As we break for summer recess, I wanted to write a brief note to update on you on the progress that has […]

Christian Martin: What, if anything, can we do about Gaza?

Lib Dem councillor asks: Does Bristol need to send a message? We are an international city… can we send an international message? Late on Saturday night I slumped onto my sofa after an evening out with friends. I heard my front gate being unbolted and went to the door. On opening it I recognised a […]

Kingsweston Councillor Tim Leaman joins Sir Steve Redgrave to celebrate Bristol Gateway School

Councillor Tim Leaman (Kingsweston) joined five times Olympic Gold medal winner Sir Steve Redgrave as he visited Bristol Gateway school in Lawrence Weston to launch and promote the Sporting Promise programme. The rower (and Programme Ambassador attending the event with other Olympic, International and commonwealth sporting role models in recognition of the school’s achievements watched as students from […]

Henleaze councillor attends Healthy Living events in new role as Cabinet Adviser.

Councillor Glenise Morgan (Henleaze) recently attended two Healthy Living events having taken on a new role as Adviser for Neighbourhoods (Health and Wellbeing) as part of George Fergusons multi- party cabinet. The councillor for Henleaze went to Bedminster Down School where pupils were being quizzed on  a lesson they had on ‘ShunBurn’. Shunburn is a […]

“Parks are for People” says Castle Park’s Councillor

“One person’s brilliant weekend at a music festival is another person’s 3am call to Pollution Control.  One person’s exciting night at the circus is another person’s 5 minute detour on their walk to work.”  Commented Liberal Democrat Councillor, Alex Woodman at Tuesday’s meeting of Bristol City Council.  He was speaking to a motion he’d tabled […]

“Give Bristol the power to choose”, say Liberal Democrats

“Today’s Council Meeting with its questions from the public and councillors, and its debate on the ‘no confidence’ petition on the Mayor illustrate how difficult it is to keep a check on executive power in Bristol”, according to Gary Hopkins, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on the City Council. His remarks followed a debate […]