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Letter: Tim Leaman on Public Toilets

Cllr Tim Leaman, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Kingsweston ward, has written a letter to the Bristol Post urging the mayor to invest in public toilet facilities in the area.   He said:   The Mayor has previously announced that there is £3.9 million available this year to be spent on services within the city. Many […]

Bristol Energy is a Lib Dem Achievement – Negus

Liberal Democrat Councillor Anthony Negus has today welcomed proposals to establish a public energy company to save residents money on their energy bills after the idea was first developed by the Liberal Democrats.   A report outlining the proposal has been submitted to Cabinet this week and a decision is expected on 3rd February. Cabinet […]

Welcome to Our Green Capital

Cllr Anthony Negus, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Cotham ward, has blogged about how the Liberal Democrats have contributed to making Bristol a sustainable city and how the green gapital was won because of our input. His comments are below: The Lib Dem-led local green agenda was delivering years before there was a mayor or any […]

A Greener Bristol

Below is an excerpt from Stephen Williams on Bristol becoming European Green Capital 2015 “Bristol is now the European Green Capital for 2015 – an amazing achievement that recognises the great work that Bristolians have done to reduce emissions and provides us with opportunity to become even greener. One of my proudest achievements in my […]

Liberal Democrats push for Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

Councillor Glenise Morgan has urged Bristol’s residents to get behind the Liberal Democrats’ campaign to make the government make a long-term commitment to cycling and walking. Julian Huppert MP, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Cambridge and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, is sponsoring an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill which comes […]

Barbara Janke makes case for further devolution of power to Local Government

Yesterday Liberal Democrat Councillor and former Leader of Bristol City Council, Baroness Barbara Janke, made the case for further devolution of power to local government. Her speech in the House of Lords (Thursday 22nd January) is outlined below “The evidence is clear that national economic performance could be boosted if all the areas of the UK […]

Stephen Williams welcomes Plain Packaging Legislation

The Government has announced that it will bring forward legislation before the General Election in May that will introduce plain packaging regulation for tobacco products. See Stephen’s appearance on the Daily Politics discussing these measures here: From Stephen’s website: “I have long campaigned for tougher regulation on smoking. I was Chair of the APPG on Smoking […]

A view from the Red Benches

Liberal Democrat Councillor and former Leader of Bristol City Council, Baroness Barbara Janke, recently spoke in debates in the House of Lords on Mental Health and the Natural Environment. Firstly, in the debate on the National Environment, Baroness Janke highlighted the achievements that Bristol has made on Green issues over the years, many of which were […]

Liberal Democrats Call for Publication of Chilcot Inquiry

by Stephen Williams, MP for Bristol West Liberal Democrats were the only major party to oppose and to vote against the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003. We were the first to call for an Inquiry. We successfully campaigned for it to be held in public and for Gordon Brown and Tony Blair to appear […]

Youth Mayors a missed opportunity for real change – Martin

Liberal Democrat Councillor Christian Martin has urged the Mayor to give Bristol’s Youth Mayors the tools they need to champion the young people in the city, saying the Mayor has missed an opportunity to introduce real change in the city.   At Full Council this week the city’s Youth Mayors presented a report on their […]