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Our Manifesto for Cycling

The Bristol Lib Dems have drawn up a cycle strategy to address a real need in Bristol: for a healthy, flexible and low carbon way to get about a growing city that we all also want to remain liveable. The strategy has been drawn up by Ian Townsend, candidate for councillor for Cotham ward in […]

‘Tick Tock’ The deadline to vote in the local and general elections is TODAY!

The deadline to register to vote in the general and local elections, which take place on Thursday 7th May, is today. It is easy to forget to register to vote but it is now easier to do so than it has ever been before. You used to have to fill out a paper form, sign […]

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 […]