Recent News:

Letter: Usual suspects have got the Green Capital grants – Martin

Cllr Christian Martin is today in the Bristol Post on the Green Capital grants programme. His full letter is below:   The media has been reporting the first 23 organisations to have benefitted from the Small Grants Fund (one of the pots of grants available to the public to bid for funding as part of […]

Second Judicial Review for Whiteladies Cinema ‘Bitterly Disappointing’ – Martin

Lib Dem Councillors for Clifton East Christian Martin and Simon Cook have today (Wednesday 17 December) written to David Fells of Whiteladies Road Picture House Ltd, demanding he meets with residents to explain his decision to launch a second Judicial Review against Bristol City Council’s granting of consent for the Whiteladies Picture House.   Mr […]

Letter: Tim Leaman on the Coastal Communities Fund

Tim Leaman has today (Tuesday 16 December) sent a letter to the Bristol Post on the Coastal Communities Fund. He has also raised the issue at Full Council. The full text of his letter is below: A number of local organisations in and around the Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston area, including Ambition Lawrence Weston, Avonmouth […]

Opinion: The Whitehall Problem

Bristolians should have the power to choose how they are governed by Andrew Brown, Lib Dem Candidate for Windmill Hill Ward   Bristol’s citizens are rightly proud of its many unique features: the Gorge and Suspension Bridge, for example. It’s a city that has an innovative approach to problems, giving rise to the floating harbour and […]

Green Party councillor shows true colours – Kent

A Green Party councillor has sparked outrage after he swore at Bristol born company ‘the Severn Project’.   Liberal Democrat Cllr Tim Kent has said Cllr Gus Hoyt has shown his “true colours” in response to a tweet posted by the Severn Project, within which they quote Cllr Hoyt using an expletive word. Tim Kent […]

Liberal Democrats Call on the Government to Give Bristol the Power to Choose

Liberal Democrats in Bristol have today (Monday 15 December) called on the Government to grant the city of Bristol the same rights as other cities with elected mayors following the success of their petition. The local Liberal Democrat Group has submitted a council motion asking for the citizens of Bristol to be given the power […]

Manchester’s new theatre is a ‘slap in the face for Bristol’ – Cook

Liberal Democrat Cllr Simon Cook, Assistant Mayor for Business Change and Culture on Bristol City Council, has said that the announcement in the Autumn statement of £78m for a new theatre in Manchester is ‘a slap in the face for Bristol’ and has called for further funding to be made available for the Colston Hall. […]

Letter to the Post by Nura Aabe: Morgan Street – Mayor has no plans to make any changes

Nura Aabe, the Lib Dem candidate for Ashley ward in the 2015 local elections, has a letter published today (11 December) in the Bristol Post. The contents of her letter has been re-produced below:   I am writing in response to your article entitled ‘RPZ not wanted’, which focuses specifically on Morgan Street in St […]

Give Bristol the Power to Choose

After the thousands of signatories to the Lib Dem petition, Liberal Democrat and Labour councillors have demanded that the citizens of Bristol be given the same rights and powers as those of other towns and cities currently governed by mayors.   The Liberal Democrat Group holds the ‘golden’ motion for Full Council on 16 December […]

Liberal Democrats are leading the charge to support the Colston Hall’s improvement plans

After the success of the Liberal Democrats’ investment in the Colston Hall Foyer and the venue’s major outward face-lift, Lib Dem Councillors are now making a positive case for the interior of the building and the auditorium to be given urgent improvements and are asking Bristol City Council to give clear financial backing to the […]