Recent News:

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: 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 […]

Lib Dems are prioritising mental healthcare – Campion-Smith

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for Bristol North West Clare-Campion Smith says her party is making mental healthcare a key priority.   Clare Campion-Smith, a councillor for Henleaze ward, submitted a motion to Full Council (which took place on Tuesday 11th November), saying mental health should be taken as seriously as physical health and […]

‘Fly-tipping is a very serious criminal offence, it costs the taxpayer money and it is totally unacceptable’ – Leaman

Lib Dem Cllr Tim Leaman made a statement to Full Council last night (Tuesday 11th November) on fly-tipping in Lawrence Weston.   His full statement reads:   As a councillor for Kingsweston ward I am involved in a range of initiatives to keep the local area clean and tidy, including ensuring fly-tipping is cleared. However despite […]

‘We need to make certain the arena’s finances add up’ – Hopkins

Yesterday (Tuesday November 12th) Group Leader Cllr Gary Hopkins was speaking about the arena on the ‘Steve and Laura at Breakfast’ show on BBC Radio Bristol. He said:   “The City Deal that has provided some of the finance [for the arena] gave the green light and basically it should just be a matter of […]

Residents across Bristol say ’20 is Plenty’

At tonight’s Full Council meeting a number of residents have given their support for 20mph speed limits across the city. Andrew Brown, a resident in BS4 said: Adopting the motion calling for a cessation of the roll-out of 20mph zones would be a retrograde step and one which I call on Councillors to resist. This […]