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A Greener Bristol

Below is an excerpt from Stephen Williams on Bristol becoming European Green Capital 2015 “Bristol is now the European Green Capital for 2015 – an amazing achievement that recognises the great work that Bristolians have done to reduce emissions and provides us with opportunity to become even greener. One of my proudest achievements in my […]

Liberal Democrats push for Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

Councillor Glenise Morgan has urged Bristol’s residents to get behind the Liberal Democrats’ campaign to make the government make a long-term commitment to cycling and walking. Julian Huppert MP, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Cambridge and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, is sponsoring an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill which comes […]

Barbara Janke makes case for further devolution of power to Local Government

Yesterday Liberal Democrat Councillor and former Leader of Bristol City Council, Baroness Barbara Janke, made the case for further devolution of power to local government. Her speech in the House of Lords (Thursday 22nd January) is outlined below “The evidence is clear that national economic performance could be boosted if all the areas of the UK […]

Stephen Williams welcomes Plain Packaging Legislation

The Government has announced that it will bring forward legislation before the General Election in May that will introduce plain packaging regulation for tobacco products. See Stephen’s appearance on the Daily Politics discussing these measures here: From Stephen’s website: “I have long campaigned for tougher regulation on smoking. I was Chair of the APPG on Smoking […]

A view from the Red Benches

Liberal Democrat Councillor and former Leader of Bristol City Council, Baroness Barbara Janke, recently spoke in debates in the House of Lords on Mental Health and the Natural Environment. Firstly, in the debate on the National Environment, Baroness Janke highlighted the achievements that Bristol has made on Green issues over the years, many of which were […]

Liberal Democrats Call for Publication of Chilcot Inquiry

by Stephen Williams, MP for Bristol West Liberal Democrats were the only major party to oppose and to vote against the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003. We were the first to call for an Inquiry. We successfully campaigned for it to be held in public and for Gordon Brown and Tony Blair to appear […]

Youth Mayors a missed opportunity for real change – Martin

Liberal Democrat Councillor Christian Martin has urged the Mayor to give Bristol’s Youth Mayors the tools they need to champion the young people in the city, saying the Mayor has missed an opportunity to introduce real change in the city.   At Full Council this week the city’s Youth Mayors presented a report on their […]

Youth Mayors have the potential to inspire – Campion-Smith

Deputy Leader Clare Campion-Smith last night spoke about the importance of engaging young people in the democratic process. She made her comments during a discussion on a report by the two Youth Mayors of the city. You can read her statement below:   In the Mayor’s election manifesto he promised to elect two Youth Mayor’s […]

Campion-Smith Nominated as Next Lord Mayor of Bristol

The Liberal Democrats have announced Cllr Clare Campion-Smith as their nomination to be the next Lord Mayor of Bristol for 2015/16. Cllr Campion-Smith was first elected to represent Henleaze ward in May 2006. She was last re-elected to represent the area in 2014, beating her nearest rival by 500 votes. From February 2009 to November […]

Simon Cook Welcomes £10m for the Colston Hall

Cllr Simon Cook, Assistant Mayor for Business Change, Resources and the Arts, was on BBC Radio Bristol this morning talking about the £10m funding commitment for the Colston Hall. He said:   “The mayor has put £10m into what we call Tier 2 of the Capital Programme. The assumption is that it wouldn’t be drawn […]