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News, Campaigns and Events

1 May 2017 - Ben Nutland selected by Lib Dems to contest Bristol South

Bristol Lib Dems have selected Ben Nutland to contest the 2017 General Election in Bristol South. More...

19 Apr 2017 – Dr Mark Wright steps down as Bristol South candidate

Dr Mark Wright, who has been the Lib Dems Bristol South parliamentary campaigner for over a decade, has announced that he is stepping down as parliamentary candidate. More...

18 Apr 2017 - PM Theresa May stuns Britain by calling a snap General Election!

The Prime Minister Theresa May has stunned the whole country by calling a snap General Election. More...

12 Jul 2016 - How we lost the European Union

In the biggest democratic vote this country has ever seen, a few muppets beat the combined might of every living Prime Minister, nearly every expert on every subject, the captains of industry, the unions, the City of London, and every foreign leader who isn't a lunatic. More...

20 Jun 2016 - The patriotic case for Britain in the EU

The phrase "British values" is a powerful shibboleth. More...

15 Jun 2016 - EU Referendum!

With the dust barely settled on the local elections, citizens are going to the polls again on Thursday 23rd June for a crucial vote on the future of the United Kingdom. More...

12 Apr 2016 - Bristol Lib Dems launch 2016 manifesto

Bristol Liberal Democrats have launched their 2016 manifestos for the Mayoral and councillor elections in the city. More...

14 Nov 2015 - The Paris attacks: no knee-jerk responses, but no cop-outs either

The worst terrorist attack in western Europe for a decade has left us all feeling numb. More...

15 Oct 2015 - Mark Wright responds to Council's revised parks bye-laws

Lib Dem Councillor Mark Wright, has responded to revised proposals to introduce bye-laws for Bristol's parks. More...

7 Jul - 2015 - The Malaise of the Progressive Left

The 2015 election was the worst for progressives in a generation: for the first time in modern history there is no "progressive majority" in the UK. More...

19 May 2015 - Lib Dem fight-back begins with membership surge!

In the week after a punishing election, the Lib Dem gained over 13,000 new members - an increase of nearly a third! People across the country have rallied to the defence of liberalism in the UK - ordinary people who want to see a strong voice continue in the UK for the great tradition of liberalism that has given so much to the country over the last 200 years. More...

8 May 2015 - Shock Tory victory in General Election

The Conservative Party has won a shock victory in the 2015 election, leaving Labour badly beaten and the Liberal Democrats crushed. More...

4 May 2015 - Ujima/BCFM "One Love" radio interview with Dr Mark Wright

The Ujima/BCFM "One Love" radio show has hosted an in-depth interview with Dr Mark Wright. More...

1 May 2015 - BCFM radio hosts Bristol studio debate

BCFM radio has hosted a Bristol studio debate featuring candidates, including Dr Mark Wright. More...

27 April 2015 - Labour still refusing to commit extra money to the NHS

With the Labour Party making the NHS the centre of its election campaign, you might be surprised to hear that they are still refusing to commit the extra £8bn the NHS says it needs. More...

23 April 2015 - BBC Radio Bristol hosts Bristol South studio debate

BBC Radio Bristol has hosted a Bristol South studio debate featuring the candidates, including Dr Mark Wright. More...

18 April 2015 - No more pay cuts for nurses, teachers and police in Bristol South

Public sector workers in Bristol South deserve to feel the benefits of the economic recovery by receiving pay increases by at least the rate of inflation, Liberal Democrat candidate Dr Mark Wright has said. More...

15 Apr 2015 - Lib Dem 2015 Manifesto published

The Liberal Democrat 2015 election manifesto has been launched. More...

12 Apr 2015 - Election leaflets start arriving across Bristol South

General Election leaflets have started arriving to homes across south Bristol. More...

9 Apr 2015 - Coalition government ends and election 2015 begins!

The Coalition government created in spring 2010 has come to an end and the 2015 election campaign has started. More...

19 Mar 2015 - National Budget boosts Minimum Wage

The final budget of the Coalition government was one with a lot of Lib Dem influence in it. More...

17 Mar 2015 - Bristol libraries given stay of execution

People across Bristol have welcomed the Mayor's anouncement that 7 libraries scheduled for closure by Green Party Cllr Daniella Radice, will not be closed before May 2016. More...

Mar 2015 - So, what have the Lib Dems done in government?

The Lib Dems have achived quite a lot in Government, especially if you remember that only 1/6 of the Government is Lib Dem. More...

Mar 2015 - So, why did the Lib Dems go into coalition?

It's nearly 5 years since the Coalition was formed. More...

1 Mar 2015 - Press Letter: Library closures

I was astonished to see that the Green Party councillor in charge of Bristol's libraries, Cllr Daniella Radice, has proposed the closure of 7 libraries across the city to save money. More...

24 Feb 2015 - Shock as proposal to close 7 Bristol libraries published

Residents across Bristol have reacted with shock to a proposal to close 7 local libraries by Green Party councillor Daniella Radice, who is in charge of the library service under the Mayor. More...

18 Feb 2015 - Mark Wright disappointed at Council Tax rise

The February budget meeting at the Council voted through a 2% increase in Council Tax. More...

12 Feb 2015 - Mayor's Low Emission Zone pledge welcomed

I am delighted to hear that Mayor Ferguson has said that he would like to see a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in place in Bristol if he is re-elected in 2016. More...

7 Feb 2015 - Press Letter: Delay in Iraq war Chilcot inquiry unacceptable

It is unjustifiable that the long-awaited Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War will not be published until after the General Election in May. More...

Jan 2015 - Bristol is European Green Capital 2015

The start of 2015 saw the Suspension Bridge bathed in green light to mark the beginning of Bristol's year as European Green Capital. More...

Jan 2015 - Low Emission Zone Campaign

Lib Dem councillor Mark Wright is campaigning for a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) for Bristol, which would discourage old diesel buses and lorries coming into the city. More...

9 Jan 2015 - Charlie Hebdo attacks: On freedom of expression and being offended

I've been pretty disappointed in the reaction of progressives to the aftermath of the Paris massacre, in particular the debate over satirical imagery of Mohammed. More...

10 Jun 2014 - 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. More...

20 May 2014 - European Elections

This Thursday 22nd May, elections to the European Parliament are taking place across the country, with local elections also happening in other parts of Bristol (though there is no election in Cabot ward this year). More...

18 Mar 2014 - Councillor welcomes withdrawal of parks bylaw plans

Cabot councillor Mark Wright tonight (March 18th) welcomed today's decision to withdraw plans to ban a long list of activities in Bristol's parks. More...

16 Mar 2014 - Councillor speaks out against huge new list of banned activities in Bristol's parks

Dr Mark Wright, the councillor for the city-centre is calling on fellow councillors to reject a proposal to ban a huge number of ordinary park activities in Bristol's parks and green spaces. More...

22 May 2013 - Cabot Councillor: Be vigilant against a potential assault on civil liberties in the city

The council is about to begin a consultation on a raft of new by-laws to control behaviour in Bristol's parks and green spaces. More...

Apr 2013 - Good response to "Low Emission Zone" plan

There has been a generally very positive response to Cllr Mark Wright's suggestion that Bristol implement a "Low Emission Zone" (LEZ) like the one in London, in order to drive down persistent air pollution levels in the City Centre. More...

Apr 2013 - Bristol Lib Dems speak against "Bedroom Tax"

The Bristol Lib Dem group leader Cllr Tim Kent has written to Welfare Minister Iain Duncan Smith, calling for the proposed under-occupancy rule to be scrapped. More...

12 Mar 2013 - City centre councillor Mark Wright has called for a Low Emission zone in the heart of Bristol.

The Liberal Democrat councillor says central Bristol bears the brunt of the city's soaring air pollution levels - even though more local residents walk to work and fewer of them drive. More...


Recent Publications

Below are listed some publications by Bristol South Liberal Democrats. These are delivered by volunteers to most households in Bristol South. Lib Dems have a tradition of informing local residents of developments and issues in their area. If you would like to help us delivering newsletters like these, please contact us.


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