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In Support of Restorative Justice – Martin

Cllr Christian Martin has submitted a statement to the next Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Commission meeting on 16th April in support of restorative justice. Membership of the Commission is made up of all political parties and it reviews the Council’s work on matters such as health, sports and leisure. Cllr Martin’s full statement is below: I am […]

Mayor ‘fed up’ with Lib Dem councillors asking him questions

In today’s Bristol Post the mayor has said he is “fed up with the Lib Dem tactic of dominating councillors’ question time”. The story can be found here. Gary Hopkins’ full comments in response to the mayor’s accusations are below: “It seems odd that the mayor is complaining about Liberal Democrat councillors asking too many […]

‘Dementia is one of the greatest public health challenges we face’ – Aabe

Ashley ward candidate Nura Aabe has submitted a statement regarding the Council’s Dementia Awareness Programme, to be heard at the next People Scrutiny Commission meeting on Monday 13th April. Membership of the Commission is made up of all political parties and it reviews the Council’s Education and Social Services. Nura Aabe’s full statement is below: I am […]

‘Protecting the Environment is in the Lib Dem’s DNA’ – Martin

Liberal Democrat councillors have set out a clear plan to clean up the city’s streets and put in place extra protection for residents by prioritising tougher enforcement action by council officers.   As Chair of Place Scrutiny Commission, Lib Dem councillor Christian Martin has held an Inquiry Day to look into the massive problem that […]

Liberal Democrats will invest £3.5bn in mental health care

Liberal Democrats have this week released their ‘Manifesto for the Mind‘ and said they would spend £3.5bn more over the next parliament on mental health care in England.   The funding would be spent on revolutionising children’s and adult mental health care, including: £250m over five years for pregnant women and mums dealing with depression. […]

Bristol Liberal Democrats Welcome Further Investment in Cycling in the City

Cllr Anthony Negus and Ian Townsend have submitted a joint statement to the next Cabinet meeting (on Tuesday 7th April), regarding the Cycle Ambition Fund.   The full statement is below:   The Liberal Democrats wholeheartedly support the successful Cycle Ambition Fund bid, which will bring £10 million of investment in cycling to Bristol. Our […]

Lib Dems Proud to Back Tidal Power

Liberal Democrats are backing a revolution in tidal energy by taking forward plans for a £1bn tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea Bay. Lib Dem Energy Secretary Ed Davey MP has announced that the Government has opened formal negotiations on taking the scheme forward. Electricity will be generated from turbines in the £1bn tidal lagoon project […]

Stephen Williams MP Welcomes Passing of Modern Slavery Bill

In a move heralded by Unicef UK as “an historic moment in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking”, the Modern Slavery Bill passed its last stage in Parliament yesterday (Wednesday 25th March) and is due to receive Royal Assent shortly. The legislation will provide law enforcement with stronger tools to stamp out modern […]

Campaign to Save Bristol’s Libraries ‘Not over Yet’

Following reports that no libraries in Bristol will be at risk of closure before April 2016, the Liberal Democrats have vowed to continue to campaign with residents to save all libraries previously earmarked for closure, declaring the U-turn as a cynical move by the mayor.   The Liberal Democrats first urged the mayor to reverse […]

So, why did the Lib Dems go into coalition? – Mark Wright PPC for Bristol South

It’s nearly 5 years since the Coalition was formed. I’ve been knocking on a lot of doors recently, and it’s clear that since then many voters have forgotten the background that led to its formation. Back in spring 2010, much of the world was just a few months out of recession from the great financial […]