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£540,000 boost for children in Bristol – Stephen Williams MP

Nurseries, childminders and other early years providers in Bristol are set for a £540,000 cash injection to help three and four-year-olds from disadvantaged families. Children from low income families have often fallen behind more well off classmates before they even start school.​ But from April 2015, the Early Years Pupil Premium – which has been […]

Tim Leaman Welcomes New Play Area in Sea Mills

After over 2 years of lobbying from Lib Dem Councillors, a new £140,000 play area has opened in Sea Mills Square, which has received a warm reception from local residents. The play area was finally opened last Friday by the Deputy Lord Mayor and children from Sea Mills Primary School, along with local residents and […]

Liberal Democrats reject Avonmouth Power Plant over concerns for Public Health

Cllr Clare Campion-Smith has today (Monday 27th October) backed demands from residents across Bristol to reject plans for a biomass power plant in Avonmouth ward. The proposed site, which would be fuelled by treated waste wood, would be at the northern fringe of Avonmouth ward and away from the residential areas. However many residents and […]

Cllr Negus supports local resident in her work to raise awareness of FGM

Cllr Anthony Negus (Cotham) has written a letter to the Bristol Post, which has been published in their paper format today (Friday 24th October), in response to an article on the work of Fahma Mohamed in raising awareness over FGM.   His letter can be found in full below:   Following your article entitled ‘Award […]

Clare Campion-Smith Selected as Lib Dem PPC for Bristol North West

At a well-attended meeting in St Edyth’s Hall, Sea Mills, Liberal Democrats selected Cllr Clare Campion-Smith to be their prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) for the Bristol North West parliamentary seat.   Cllr Campion-Smith was first elected to represent the Henleaze ward in May 2006. She was re-elected earlier this year, beating her nearest rival by […]

Lib Dem Councillor calls on Bristol schools to support ‘Run on Sun’

Lib Dem Councillor for Kingsweston, Tim Leaman, has written a letter to the Bristol Post in support of a campaign to increase awareness of solar energy in schools. He said: At the mayor’s Cabinet of Tuesday 7th October I supported the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels for council owned buildings. Liberal democrats have consistently […]

‘The Mayor’s Cabinet is the new Emperor’s New Clothes’ – Negus

Liberal Democrat Cllr Anthony Negus has today (Thursday 16th October 2014) called into question the legitimacy of the mayor’s Cabinet after revelations that council officers were no longer consulting on important decisions.   Cllr Negus, councillor for Cotham ward, said:   “The introduction of the mayoral system into local government in Bristol has had unintended […]

Lib Dem Councillors urge the mayor to be bolder with solar power

Cllr Tim Leaman and Cllr Anthony Negus have both pledged their support for the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels for council owned buildings but urged the mayor to go even further. The pair submitted statements to the mayor’s Cabinet on Tuesday 7th October in response to a report on ‘Community Investment in Renewables’. Cllr […]

Lib Dem Councillors welcome increase in availability of short breaks for carers

Cllr Clare Campion-Smith and Cllr Glenise Morgan (Henleaze ward) have welcomed the decision to increase the the availability of short breaks for carers and families of disabled children in the city at the mayor’s Cabinet on Tuesday 7th October.   Their joint-statement was in response to a council report on short breaks for disabled children […]

‘You could not make it up’ – Hopkins

It has now been confirmed that the extremely expensive taxpayer paid contract of Kris Donaldson, the Chief Executive of Bristol Green Capital, has been terminated.   Liberal Democrat Group Leader Cllr Gary Hopkins has responded to the rumours. His comments have been reported in Bristol 24-7 and you can read his full comments below: “The […]