On Thursday, June 23rd, Bristol West voters will join the rest of the UK in voting on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union. It’s a once in generation decision and one that will shape the future of the country for decades to come.
It is vital that Labour voters turn out and make their voices heard. Younger voters, in particular, could help to define the outcome of the vote. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. Before then, there are loads of ways to get involved and help campaign with the Labour In campaign. Visit www.laboursouthwest.org.uk/bris_eu for more details of events near you.
The Labour Party and the Bristol West CLP are clear that Britain is better off in Europe.
> More than 3 million British jobs are linked to Europe
> Paid holiday, maternity and paternity leave are protected by Europe
> Almost half of all British exports go to the European Union
> Consumer rights are protected, while British families save on average £450 a year at the checkout
> Britain’s influence as a world power is strongest as part of the European Union.
We need to share our Labour message across the city of Bristol, our best way of doing this is through our members. We’d love to hear from you about how you can help. Head to the Labour South West website or contact your ward organiser.
On Thursday, June 23rd, Bristol West voters will join the rest of the UK in voting on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union or...
As the dust settles from May’s all-out City Council elections and Bristol’s second mayoral election, the results for Bristol have been described as a “great day for Labour” by Helen Holland, Labour’s council group leader.
With counting completed, Bristol has elected a Labour Mayor in Marvin Rees and gained a further seven councillors to take majority control of the City Council. Marvin Rees was sworn into office after taking nearly 60% of the vote and 30,000 more votes than the independent, George Ferguson. Turnout was 44.76% with 141,790 votes cast. Mr Rees will now put together his cabinet, which he has promised will bring together councillors from different parties. Marvin has promised to create a Bristol for all and our members and councillors look forward to working with him.
It was also a good day for Bristol West councillors. Our CLP now has nine City Council councillors with six of them sworn in after the first Bristol all-out elections. Our Bristol West councillors are as follows:
Mike Davies Ashley
Carole Johnson Ashley
Tom Brook Bishopston & Ashley Down
Kye Dudd Central
Paul Smith Central
Ruth Pickersgill Easton
Afzal Shah Easton
Margaret Hickman Lawrence Hill
Hibaq Jama Lawrence Hill
Our Bristol West councillors will work tirelessly on behalf of their constituents. Full contact details for our councillors will follow.
We look forward to all Marvin Rees and a Labour-led City Council will achieve for Bristol.
View the full set of election results at the Bristol City Council website.
As the dust settles from May’s all-out City Council elections and Bristol’s second mayoral election, the results for Bristol have been described as a “great day for Labour” by Helen...
Last week, Bristol West Labour members were invited to hear from the three Labour candidates for Avon and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The candidates set out their pitch for the CLP nomination to take on the incumbent and independent candidate Sue Mountstevens; this was followed by a ballot among members.
Lifelong Labour member and former chair of Bristol West CLP, Kerry Barker, Former Army officer and Chair of Bath CLP, Ron Laden and Easton Councillor, Afzal Shah shared their vision for the role and how they would tackle the problems faced by Avon and Somerset Police Force.
We are very pleased to announce that Kerry Barker is our CLP’s nominated candidate. Followed by Cllr Afzal Shah and in third, Ron Laden.
All three candidates had expressed their concerns about the number of Chief Constables the force has had under Mountstevens as well as highlighting the need for investment in technology and improve community policing.
Kerry will be a fantastic PCC. He is a very experienced barrister with a special interest in criminal cases involving abuse of children, young vulnerable adults, the elderly and sufferers of dementia. He has seen first-hand the impact that the role of PCC has had on the police force and argues that Labour should be committed to the abolition of Police and Crime Commissioners. Kerry believes technology should play a key role in supporting officers in rural communities.
“The police are an important part of our public services. The people who suffer most from crime are the underprivileged and disadvantaged. The poorer members of our communities. The very people we all came into politics to serve.”
We wish Kerry luck with being selected as Labour’s official candidate.
The PCC election will take place on Thursday 5th May 2016.
Last week, Bristol West Labour members were invited to hear from the three Labour candidates for Avon and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The candidates set out their pitch...
Bristol West’s Thangam Debbonaire is one of the new intake of MPs to benefit from Jeremy Corbyn’s January reshuffle. We are very pleased to announce that Thangam has been appointed as a Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport.
Thangam’s role will focus on the culture part of the brief, which provides her with a fantastic opportunity to share what makes Bristol such a vibrant and cultural city.
As a former professional cellist, the role is a great fit for Thangam. Both Thangam and the Labour Party have an extremely strong record of supporting the arts. We know Thangam will do a great job of voicing support and campaigning for the arts in and outside of Parliament.
Thangam will be making a phased return to Parliament over the coming week. We look forward to seeing her back in the house and taking on her new role.
Bristol West’s Thangam Debbonaire is one of the new intake of MPs to benefit from Jeremy Corbyn’s January reshuffle. We are very pleased to announce that Thangam has been appointed...