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  • Long Ashton to Hengrove MetroBus re-added to the routemap after pressure from MP for Bristol South, Karin Smyth
    Karin says “The restoration of the Ashton to Hengrove MetroBus link on the route-map was one of the key demands I made in April following the decision to drop it. Since then, I have brought together the key players and made the case for why this route matters so much, and have kept the pressure on week in, week out. It’s great to see that our campaign has paid off, and this is a helpful first step. What we now need is a clear timetable for […]
  • Karin Smyth MP for Bristol South responds to Tuesday’s formal decision on the Bristol Arena.
    Karin Smyth MP for Bristol South vows to keep fighting for what was promised on the Bristol Arena. “Tuesdays decision is the formal end of a process that has, in truth, been on the cards for some time. While deeply disappointing, in almost every respect it changes nothing for people in Bristol South. We are still waiting for proposals for the site that will deliver the financial, economic, cultural and community rebalancing and benefits we’ve […]
  • Karin Smyth MP restates her position on the Bristol Arena
    Bristol South MP Karin Smyth today restated her position on the city’s long-awaited Arena. “I welcome the discussion around the arena proposals – such debate is a good thing, especially with a project as important as this. However, I am increasingly concerned it is generating more heat than light, with unfair questioning of the motivations of those leading the project. While we may disagree, let’s have as our starting point an […]
  • “Mr Hunt – we would like our money back” – Karin Smyth MP slams NHS property scandal in Parliamentary debate
    “Mr Hunt – we would like our money back” – Karin Smyth MP slams NHS property scandal in Parliamentary debate Bristol South MP Karin Smyth today (Wednesday, July 4th) slammed the ongoing scandal surrounding NHS property management – and the Government’s refusal to take action to fix the problem. At the Westminster Hall debate, Karin Smyth explained why she had called for the debate – and outlined the terrible impact the disastrous Tory […]
  • Karin Smyth MP’s response to the news that Bristol City Council has withdrawn the anticipated Cabinet update on Bristol Arena from the Cabinet Agenda
      “I welcome this period of consideration and am pleased to see signs that Bristol City Council is engaging as I asked them to. It’s no more that the people of south Bristol deserve. “There is now a real chance to pause, reassess, and do the right thing, properly assessing the value of the Temple Meads arena plan. The process should ditch the management-speak that ran through recent consulting reports, and put people and communities first. […]
  • Karin Smyth MP comments on KPMG reports into plans for a new arena in Bristol
    Following the publication of KPMG reports into plans for a new arena in Bristol, Bristol South MP Karin Smyth said: “However you cut it up, the KPMG reports are very bad news for south Bristol. The top line is no arena and no investment – in fact, the only guarantee that residents have is years of uncertainty around the Temple Meads site. “Bristol South needs investment, jobs, improved infrastructure – and a signal from those running […]
  • Karin Smyth MP comments on the uncertainty of the Ashton to Hengrove Metrobus link
    Following the launch this week of some Metrobus routes, Bristol South MP Karin Smyth said: “While I welcome the launch this week of some Metrobus routes, I’m extremely concerned that the Ashton to Hengrove link seems to have fallen by the wayside. I immediately contacted Metrobus following their announcement, but as yet have received no meaningful response. I have asked Bristol City Council to reinstate the link to the route map, and will be […]