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Keep Bristol in Europe

A few days ago I made a personal resolution.  I must be grown up and not engage in emotional self-harm.  Now is the time to stop watching Newsnight, Question Time, Channel 4 News, Sky and BBC news channels and the rest.  That is until after 23rd June. Night after night the same few characters are

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What’s Happened to the Green Capital Accounts?

Two years ago, I posted a public call for transparency, consultation and accountability of the Bristol 2015 company, set up by Bristol City Council to deliver the European Green Capital award. I did not have an axe to grind, but I fundamentally disagreed with the people parachuted in to manage it. Supported by the Council,

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Conservative Party: Charles Lucas

Why I want to be Mayor Cllr Charles Lucas Conservative Mayoral Candidate 2016 First and foremost, it was a great honour to be selected by the local Conservative party to stand as the Conservative candidate in the Mayoral election in May. I have been entrusted to deliver a better Bristol and wish to reach out

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Green Party: Tony Dyer

Why Do I Want To Be Mayor? Because Our City Needs to Change Bristol is a great city but it can be so much better. Bristol is a great city – however having been born here and spent all of my childhood years growing up in this city, I didn’t perhaps appreciate it as much

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Labour Party: Marvin Rees

I love Bristol. I was born and bred here and can’t imagine living anywhere else. I have been away, studying first in Swansea and later in Yale, but every time my heart brings me home. I was brought up in St Pauls, Lawrence Weston and Easton by my mum; I now live in Easton with

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Liberal Democrats: Kay Barnard

It’s Our City, Our Community, Our Bristol Bristol is a thriving, successful city.  It is a centre of exciting new businesses, many in the high-tech. or environmental sector.  Bristol contributes significantly to the whole region and the UK economy. But we all know the problems faced by Bristolians every day:  slow expensive buses, not enough

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Skills gap or future poverty trap?

The Bristol Post recently reported that thirteen pupils from St Bede’s Catholic College had been invited to join Mensa after scoring highly on IQ tests which firmly placed them in the category of ‘genius’. Bristol has its fair share of talented pupils yet, by only encountering images of the city’s brainiest pupils in the media,

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