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  • Government releases report into trailer safety as result of campaign by Bristol South MP Karin Smyth and family of Freddie Hussey
    The government has released an important report into trailer safety in the UK in response an ongoing campaign by Bristol South MP Karin Smyth and the parents of 3-year-old Freddie Hussey who died when he was hit by a runaway trailer in Bedminster in 2014. Working closely with Donna and Scott Hussey, Karin has been pushing for action in Parliament to address the problem of ill-fitted and faulty trailers as well as raising awareness […]
  • Bedminster pharmacist wins national NHS award after being nominated by Bristol South MP Karin Smyth
    Bristol South MP Karin Smyth has welcomed national recognition for a local Ade Williams at Bedminster Pharmacy in the prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards. MPs in England were asked to nominate individuals and teams serving their constituents across ten categories. Regional champions were selected in June, with the national winners chosen by a panel of senior leaders representing staff and patients. Ade scooped the national prize in the Primary […]
  • Bristol South MP Karin Smyth raises concerns in Parliament that vital NHS services could be lost due to secretive tendering process
    Bristol South MP Karin Smyth took the campaign for more transparency in the NHS to parliament when she led a Westminster Hall debate on the future of local community health services. She was joined in Parliament on Wednesday 26 Jun by Minister for Care Caroline Dinenage and other MPs to discuss Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (BNSSG CCG) procurement and what it will mean for community health […]
  • Karin Smyth MP helps inform UN Special Rapporteur into extreme poverty and human rights in the UK
    You may have seen earlier this year that I wrote a letter to help inform the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights in the UK. The full report, compiled by Professor Philip Alston, was released this week and it makes for some very difficult but important reading. (You can read the full report here). I was the only individual MP to make a submission to the report, with Prof. Alston speaking to a broad range of […]
  • New trailer safety group launches in Parliament thanks to campaign by Bristol South MP and local family
    Karin Smyth MP at the 2018 trailer summit in Bristol – part of an ongoing campaign Bristol South MP Karin Smyth is pleased to be chairing the inaugural meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Trailer and Towing Safety in Westminster on Tuesday 30 April 2019.  The creation of this cross-party group is a significant step forward in the campaign to improve trailer safety. As part of the meeting, The National Towing […]
  • Bristol South MP Karin Smyth opposes plans for new Whitchurch link road
    Bristol South MP Karin Smyth was last week asked to support the regional Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) Bid, which is seeking £250 million of Government funding for infrastructure improvements to sustain the building of more homes in the region. “There are some great transport initiatives in there to boost the number of passengers using Bristol Temple Meads railway station and improved pedestrian and cycle routes, which I […]
  • Record number of jobseekers attend South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair 2019
    Hundreds of jobseekers met with employers and training providers at the South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair 2019, which has been dubbed the ‘best one yet’.  The fair, which took place at the City of Bristol College’s South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove, was organised by Bristol South MP Karin Smyth in partnership with the college, Bristol City Council and the Department for Work and […]