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  • Coronavirus – guidance and advice
    I’ve been contacted by constituents who are, understandably, concerned about the impact of Coronavirus on them and their families. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents unprecedented challenges for our public health and our economy at an individual, local, national, and international level. Below, I’ve compiled some key information which may be helpful during this period of uncertainty. NHS guidelines The NHS has a plan to cope with […]
  • Karin Smyth MP’s response to the planning approval for an arena in Filton
    I’ve seen the planning decision relating to the plans for an arena in Filton and my position on this has not changed. Like many of my constituents I remain convinced that the best location for any such development is in the centre of Bristol. Substantial amounts of public money have been earmarked for transport improvements in the Filton area – with plans for a new train station, Metrobus routes and bridges. We need to see similar […]
  • Hundreds of jobseekers attend MP’s annual jobs and apprenticeships fair in South Bristol
    The South Bristol Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair takes place in Hengrove each year Students, parents, carers, grandparents and individuals looking for work headed to the South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove 27 Feb 2020 for the only event of its type in Bristol South. The South Bristol Jobs and Appenticeships Fair was set up by Bristol South MP Karin Smyth and City of Bristol College in 2017 to help local people access a full range of jobs […]
  • One week to go until South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair 2020 – full exhibitor list unveiled
    With just one week to go until the South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair, the full list of exhibitors has been unveiled.  The fair, which takes place at City of Bristol College’s South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove from 11am-3pm on Thursday 27 February, brings together some of the city’s biggest employers, training providers and organisations that support people with apprenticeships.  From public sector services such as […]
  • Karin Smyth MP welcomes first step in building new Advanced Construction Skills Centre in Hengrove
    It’s been years in the making but, thanks to a collaborative effort, the Advanced Construction Skills Centre in Hengrove is one step closer to completion following a turf cutting ceremony at the site next to City of Bristol College’s South Bristol Skills Academy. Karin, who has been pushing for this new facility for her constituents since becoming an MP in 2015, joined new City of Bristol College Principal Andy Forbes, West of […]
  • Local apprentices share their stories ahead of South Bristol Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair 2020
    Compiled in partnership with City of Bristol College and Bristol City Council Former On Site apprentice Harry Payne now works as Gas Supervisor for Bristol City Council The South Bristol Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair 2020, organised by Karin Smyth MP, City of Bristol College, Bristol City Council and DWP, takes place from 11am-3pm on Thursday 27 February at the South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove, Bristol. It’s free to attend and […]
  • Karin Smyth MP: Why I’m backing Keir Starmer for Leader of the Labour Party
    As many of you will know, I’m backing Keir Starmer for leader of the Labour Party. I’ve touched upon some of my reasons previously but I wanted to expand on this as we near the ballot.  I’m not alone in supporting Keir. He received 88 MP nominations, around three times as many as the other candidates, as well as the support of several key unions and Labour Party affiliates. There is a very good reason for […]