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Stephen Williams MP on board with Guide Dogs’ Talking Buses campaign

Stephen Williams MP is supporting a campaign led by the charity Guide Dogs to make travelling by bus easier for people with sight loss. The MP for Bristol West met with Guide Dogs alongside Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Baroness Kramer to discuss how audio visual (AV) announcements in buses can help blind and partially sighted people use buses more easily and not miss […]

Lib Dems Promise Carer’s Bonus of up to £250 for Britain’s “unsung heroes” – Williams

More than 6,300 carers in Bristol will receive a bonus worth up to £250-a-year under a Liberal Democrat government, it has been announced. The no strings attached Carer’s Bonus will help more than one million people who look after disabled loved-ones. The annual payment will help full-time carers get a bit of extra help and […]

Growth Deal Heralds New Era for the West of England Economy – Williams

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership today agreed an historic Growth Deal with the Government which will see £212.6million invested in the West of England. A total of £79million has been confirmed in the first year and as part of the Government’s on-going commitment to the West of England LEP, it has provided an […]

Bristol West MP shows support for Co-operatives Fortnight at Bristol Ferryboats

Stephen Williams, MP for Bristol West, visited Bristol Ferry Boats Friday 27 June to show his support for this year’s Co-operatives Fortnight campaign (21 June to 5 July 2014). Co-operatives Fortnight is the co-operative movement’s annual awareness campaign, aiming to help people become more familiar with co-operatives in their local area and beyond. Co-operative businesses […]

Lib Dems manifesto to propose law ensuring ‘Triple Lock’ to guarantee pension increases

This weekend Liberal Democrat pensions minister and local MP for Thornbury and Yate Steve Webb announced that Liberal Democrat manifesto will propose law ensuring an annual state pension rise of £790 by the end of the next parliament. Thanks to the Liberal Democrats’ triple lock guarantee, the basic state pension has risen in each year of the last […]

Lib Dems choose local councillor to contend Bristol South again

Bristol South Liberal Democrats have chosen local councillor Dr Mark Wright as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate to fight the constituency again at the next general election. Dr Wright contested Bristol South at the 2010 general election, helping the Liberal Democrats in the constituency to their best ever result and turning the formerly “safe” Labour seat […]

Local businessman Abdul Malik selected as Liberal Democrat candidate for Bristol East

Bristol Liberal Democrats have selected Abdul Malik as their candidate in Bristol East for the 2015 General Election. Bristol born, Abdul grew up in the city attending Whitehall Primary School and Whitfield Fishponds Secondary. He has been an award winning local businessman since the age of 17. Abdul became Bristol’s first Muslim councillor, representing Easton […]

Unemployment falls by over 1,000 in Bristol West – Williams

Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Williams has welcomed the latest unemployment figures, which show that the total number of unemployed claimants in Bristol West has fallen by 1,020 claimants. Figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the number of unemployed claimants in the Bristol West constituency is now at 2,825. The […]

Lib Dems speak up for democracy in debate on new council constitution

LIBERAL Democrats spoke out against some aspects of Bristol City Council’s new constitution today (Tues, June 10). Calling for written responses to questions to be included in the minutes of council meetings, Councillor Mark Wright (Cabot) said some of the planned changes in the council’s rules of procedure raised real concerns “for open democracy”. Lib […]

Liberal Democrat leader tells Mayor: ‘Don’t blow your inheritance’

LIBERAL Democrat leader Gary Hopkins today (Tues, June 10) advised Bristol Mayor George Ferguson: “Don’t blow your inheritance.” He said the Mayor’s plans for a music arena had failed to gain central government funding, a string of badly needed capital projects had been shelved and the planned sale of land to the Port of Bristol […]