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  • 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 […]
  • Bristol apprentices speak about their journeys ahead of South Bristol Apprenticeships Fair
    Bristol South MP Karin Smyth has organised another apprenticeships fair. In partnership with City of Bristol College, Bristol City Council and the Department for Work and Pensions, the South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair 2019 will take place from 11am – 3pm on Thursday 28 February at the South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove. The event is free to attend and you’ll be able to find out more about the apprenticeships on offer […]
  • ‘No deal’ Brexit is not an option, says Bristol South MP Karin Smyth
    Bristol South MP Karin Smyth says: “Brexit remains a cause of much frustration, uncertainty and concern.  “This is being felt here in Bristol South and throughout the UK.  “I was in Dublin earlier this week, in my role as Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland alongside colleagues Keir Starmer and Tony Lloyd. We met with government and opposition, business leaders and trade unions who are, understandably, anxious about […]
  • Invitation: South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair 2019
    Bristol South MP Karin Smyth has teamed up with City of Bristol College, Bristol City Council and the Department of Work and Pensions for another Jobs and Apprenticeships fair. The event, which takes place from 11am-3pm on Thursday 28 February at the South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove, will feature some of Bristol’s biggest employers looking to recruit apprentices and new staff – including some key south Bristol employers such as […]