Press Releases

Green Party – #TonyFirst – Bristol Greens Rally Round Their Mayoral Candidate in Open Letter to Voters

As Green Party members we are writing to urge you to give Tony Dyer your 1st preference for Mayor on Thursday 5th May. We note that seven Bristol Green Party members have chosen to publicly endorse George Ferguson (http://www.bristol247.com/channel/opinion/your-say/politics/greens-letter-urging-support-for-ferguson). In response, we are writing this letter to publicly confirm that Tony has the backing of his colleagues.

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Conservative Party – Conservatives Critical of Council Gobbledygook in Latest Southmead Parking Saga!

  Horfield Conservative Councillor Claire Hiscott has expressed dismay over the confusing communication coming out of City Hall concerning possible new parking restrictions in her ward. Following months of delay and deliberation, highways officers have finally produced a set of proposals to deal with the problems created in the streets surrounding Southmead Hospital attributable to

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Labour Party – Rees Pledges to Set Up Disability Comission

Marvin Rees today announced plans to set up a Disabled People’s Commission to make Bristol a city in which disabled people can participate and contribute as full and equal citizens. Labour’s mayoral candidate will task the commission to carry out an accessibility audit across the city’s transport network and look at other ways of improving

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Green Party – Greens urge dialogue over library dispute

    Greens have today called on the Council and Library Assistants to work together to resolve dispute over shift patterns, after Library Assistants announced their intention to strike. In last year’s city-wide consultation, the public fed back they wanted library opening times to change. This has led to changes in shift patterns for Library

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Liberal Democrats – Lib Dems Pledge to Make Council Tax Fairer

  Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Dr Kay Barnard has unveiled plans to help residents pay for their Council Tax bills. The Liberal Democrats have launched a ‘Six to Fix’ mini-manifesto to highlight their priorities for the next four years. The third priority, to make Council Tax fairer, includes commitments to: Review the Council Tax Reduction

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Liberal Democrats – Cut Crime Not Police

Paul Crossley, an experienced local community leader from Bath, has been announced as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner. Local people across the Avon and Somerset force area will have the chance to vote for a new Commissioner in elections to be held on Thursday 5th May 2016. The

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Green Party – A new start for Bristol North Baths

The decade-long saga of the Bristol North Baths may be finally reaching a conclusion, as the Mayor considers allocating additional funding to ensure the developments completion at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday 5th April. The council took back control of the long–delayed development last autumn, and the proposal is that additional money invested by the

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Liberal Democrats – Lib Dems Pledge to Improve Bristol’s Environment

Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Dr Kay Barnard has unveiled plans to help radically improve Bristol’s environment, including setting ambitious recycling and waste targets and proposals to tackle the city’s dangerously polluted air quality. The Liberal Democrats have launched a ‘Six to Fix’ mini-manifesto to highlight their priorities for the next four years. The second priority,

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Green Party – Green Volunteer Awards show the whole city is turning green

Bristol Green Party congratulates all the winners and nominees of this year’s Green Volunteer Awards hosted by Bristol Natural History Consortium. Winners included: Bristol Wood Recycling Project, CHEESE project, Friends of Badock’s Wood and Life Cycle. Councillor Gus Hoyt, who attended the awards ceremony, said: “Yet again we see this brilliant award ceremony acknowledging the

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Liberal Democrats – Pledge to Make Public Transport Cheaper

Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Dr Kay Barnard has outlined her plans to deliver cheaper bus fares, reduce the cost of the RPZ permits, improve cycling facilities and to introduce a new Park and Ride and new local train stations. The Liberal Democrats have launched a ‘Six to Fix’ mini-manifesto to highlight their priorities for the

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Conservative Party – “Tory Leader Backs Rail Review Recommendations and Presses Ministers on Local Schemes!”

Conservative Leader Councillor Mark Weston has responded positively to the rail report produced by Sir Peter Hendy, which comprehensively re-examines and updates the cost estimates for Network Rail’s ambitious £38 billion enhanced infrastructure programme. Last summer, the Secretary of State for Transport announced the need for these proposals to be reviewed and re-planned in the

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Liberal Democrats – Local Lib Dems demand low emission zone to help improve the air quality of Bristol’s most highly polluted streets.

If introduced, the scheme would see a charge levied on vehicles producing high levels of emissions entering the city centre area. Bristol City Council is required by law to monitor and assess air quality against national and European air quality limit values. Road traffic contributes to poor air quality by emitting two key pollutants (Nitrogen

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Labour Party – “Labour Cautiously Welcomes Devolution Deal”

In response to the Chancellor’s West of England devolution announcement, the Leader of Bristol’s Labour Councillors, Helen Holland said: “This is potentially very exciting news for the whole of the Bristol city-region area, giving us access to funding that could mean real progress on building the twenty-first century infrastructure we so desperately need. “The announcement

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Green Party – “Devolution and democracy – too much to ask?”

Greens have slammed the Chancellor’s announcement of a Metro Mayor, saying a West of England devolution deal has been negotiated behind closed doors without input from locally elected councillors or consultation with local people. Leader of the Green councillors, Ani Stafford-Townsend said: “As Greens we believe many more decisions should be made locally, so have

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