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  • Ministers fail to address Bristol’s ‘mockery’ of widening university access
    Education Ministers failed to address concerns raised in the Commons by Bristol South MP Karin Smyth about Bristol University’s ‘Bristol Scholars’ programme. Earlier this month it emerged that around a third of places on the 2017 scheme, aimed at helping disadvantaged students into higher education, had been offered to private school pupils. […]
  • Transport Minister meeting to follow trailer summit
    MP Karin Smyth has arranged to meet Transport Minister Andrew Jones following a summit of over a dozen organisations that share a role in improving the safety of towed trailers which she arranged in Bedminster, Bristol. (Friday 17 March). The Bristol South MP organised the summit to co-ordinate improvements, as she continues her work on behalf of […]
  • Free money entitlement checks at MP community event
    Residents of south Bristol have another opportunity to talk with local money experts to check they are receiving all their financial entitlements, when MP Karin Smyth organises the latest of her free one-stop-shop community events at The Park, Daventry Road, Knowle, from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm on Friday 24 March. The Labour MP’s research shows […]
  • Success of South Bristol Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair
    More than 400 people took advantage of career and skills support provided by 30 employers and training providers at the first ever South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair, hosted by Karin Smyth MP. The Bristol South MP teamed up with City of Bristol College and The Bristol Post to organise the event, at Hengrove’s South Bristol Skills Academy. […]
  • National trailer safety conference in heart of Bedminster
    Over a dozen organisations which share a role in improving the safety of towed trailers will meet in Bedminster, Bristol to plot the way forward following the tragic death of three year-old Freddie Hussey in 2014. Karin Smyth MP has organised the summit to co-ordinate improvements, as she continues her work in Bristol South and in Parliament on […]
  • Update on EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
    I wanted to provide an update following the conclusion of Parliamentary processes surrounding the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. In the final House of Commons votes on Monday 13 March, I voted in favour of two Labour amendments to the Bill. These began as Labour amendments in the House of Commons back in February, and Labour tabled and […]