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  • Karin Smyth, MP talking in the House of Commons on the Autumn 2017 budget
    I spoke in the House of Commons yesterday in response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget. I emphasised my dismay at the Government’s lack of any meaningful financial support for Bristol South to help us tackle the crisis facing our public services – from health and social care, training opportunities for young people to help them get decent jobs, and affordable homes. […]
  • Bristol South MP Karin Smyth responds to 2017 Autumn Budget
    Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond today (Nov 22) revealed his Autumn Budget 2017. He spoke of a ‘costed and inclusive’ budget with talk of building homes and ‘helping families to cope with the cost of living’ before announcing investment priorities which included funding for research and development for driverless cars. Bristol South MP Karin Smyth says the budget does little to help the thousands of Bristol South residents in low-paid […]
  • MP and Apprenticeships Minister agree joint working
    Bristol South MP Karin Smyth met recently-appointed Apprenticeships Minister Rt Hon Anne Milton MP in Westminster to discuss joint working on better involving parents and small businesses in promoting apprenticeships in her constituency. “Bristol South sends fewer young people to university than any other UK Parliamentary constituency,” says the Labour MP. “It means apprenticeships are especially valuable for our young people as they provide an […]
  • Senior Communications Officer Vacancy
    A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Communications Officer in Karin’s team. Based in Bristol for 15 hours (2 days) per week, communicating with all media, managing the website, using social media and researching local, regional and national issues to support Karin’s work. The role entails analysing, evaluating and interpreting data to ensure the MP is accurately informed on key issues and is aware of trends, providing briefings for the MP […]
  • MP comments on Home Office air weapon review
    Commenting on a Home Office statement today (10 October) confirming a government review of the regulation of air weapons Karin Smyth MP (Bristol South), who called the debate that led to the announcement, said: “This review is an important step forward and provides an opportunity to improve the safety and security of these weapons so we avoid further tragedies of the type that devastated the Studley family. “It is important that all […]
  • Government air gun review after MP’s Hartcliffe toddler shooting debate
    Ministers are to review regulations governing the safety of air weapons after a Bristol MP called a Parliamentary debate on the issue following the shooting of a toddler in Hartcliffe last summer. Pointing out that the incident, which saw 18 month-old Harry Studley shot in the head and critically injured, was sadly not an isolated incident, Karin Smyth (Bristol South) told the Commons: “Too many lives have been unnecessarily lost and too many […]
  • Young people & parent input sought to boost local apprenticeships
    Young people, parents and carers are being asked by Karin Smyth MP to help shape future apprenticeship provision across south Bristol by sharing their experiences and ideas. Speaking at Labour Party Conference the Bristol South MP outlined the challenges facing her constituency if forthcoming opportunities are to be maximised by young people living across the area. She highlighted two key elements of work that is needed in Bristol South: the […]