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  • Thank you: 2017 general election
    This is the speech made by Karin Smyth MP having been re-elected as Bristol South’s Member of Parliament in the general election on 8 June 2017: “Thank you to the returning officer, and to all the staff still here this morning and to all the staff in the polling stations across Bristol South who have worked tirelessly again to serve […]
  • Your vote in this election
    I’m asking you to vote for me on June 8th, so I can continue the work I’ve been doing for south Bristol communities since I became your MP just two years ago. When I was elected in 2015 I promised to work hard for local communities, focusing on my priorities of health & social care; jobs and skills; and housing. And I promised to listen hard […]
  • Primary care in critical condition
    Difficulties in getting an appointment with south Bristol GPs have been highlighted by MP Karin Smyth, following the publication of a report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC), of which she is a member. Published on 27 April, the report highlights continuing difficulties nationwide in people getting access to a GP. Karin Smyth […]
  • Government dismisses MP calls for air rifle safety rethink after Hartcliffe shooting
    A call has been made for Parliament to debate the future safety of air rifles following an incident in which a toddler was shot in the head in south Bristol. During Business Questions in the House of Commons (20 April) Labour MP Karin Smyth asked Ministers for an opportunity to rethink current legislation by debating what measures the government […]
  • General election announcement
    Following Theresa May’s announcement of her plan to call a general election on 8 June, Karin Smyth MP said: “The timing may have taken some people by surprise, but having spent decades organising election campaigns, the prospect of a general election always inspires me. “In Bristol South constituency the choice is between Labour and the Tories. A […]
  • Calls to save in-store pharmacy scheme from axe
    Knowle West residents are calling on health chiefs to reinstate a pharmacy scheme that enabled patients to receive in-store minor ailments advice and assessments. Bristol South MP Karin Smyth was handed an 80-strong petition by Badhams Pharmacy when she visited the Filwood Broadway store to discuss the impact of recent community pharmacy budget […]
  • Sainsbury’s food store staff shadowed by MP
    Bristol South MP Karin Smyth shadowed food counter staff at Sainsbury’s Winterstoke Road store in Ashton. The Labour MP worked alongside retail workers, talking with a number of her constituents at the fish and other food counters as they shopped in their local supermarket. Karin Smyth MP said: “Sainsbury’s Winterstoke Road store is an important […]