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  • Karin Smyth MP raises concerns about Imperial Apartments with Bristol City Council following reports from constituents about inadequate housing
    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has written to Bristol City Council to raise concerns about Imperial Apartments in Hengrove, an office block conversion, following reports from constituents about the unsuitability of the housing development. Imperial Apartments is currently housing residents who were previously Homechoice Bristol applicants who sought a tenancy through that route, with nearly 70% of residents having been referred to Imperial […]
  • Government must fix social care failure leaving thousands stranded in hospitals – Karin Smyth MP
    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has called out Government social care failures hitting families across the UK. Soaring staff shortages have left thousands of medically fit people stranded in hospital, piling further pressure on the NHS – and causing untold trauma for patients and their families.  The ongoing scandal of delayed discharge in NHS hospitals has led to almost 10,000 medically fit patients occupying hospital beds.  Recent […]
  • Weekly Round-Up
    Happy New Year to all constituents in Bristol South! It’s been a busy and controversial start to the year with new revelations about parties and gatherings in Downing Street and the answers and half-hearted ‘regrets’ from the Prime Minister have been anything but satisfactory. While doctors, nurses and care workers were working under immense pressure, dressed head to toe in constricting and uncomfortable PPE, while families were saying goodbye […]
  • Karin Smyth MP presses the Prime Minister to address the crisis in NHS dentistry as accessibility in Bristol South worsens
    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has written to the Prime Minister pressing him to take urgent action to address the growing crisis in NHS dentistry. This follows months of constituents being unable to register as a new NHS patient at any practice in Bristol South, or the wider Bristol area, and reports of constituents being removed from patient lists by dentists who now only offer private appointments. MPs on both sides of the House of […]
  • Karin Smyth MP calls on the Government to scrap and reform business rates to support Bristol businesses 
    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has called on the Government to do more to support businesses in Bristol following two years of disruption during the pandemic.   As businesses struggle under increasing energy costs, cripplingly high inflation, waves of cancellations and higher taxes leaving many unnecessarily on the brink of collapse, the Government is providing inadequate support and is failing businesses around the country.  Karin Smyth has […]
  • “Government must cut energy bill VAT to prevent perfect storm of crippling household bills in Bristol South” – Karin Smyth MP
    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South has today (Wednesday January 5th) called on the Government to cut VAT on domestic energy bills to avoid a “perfect storm of crippling household bills.” Her proposal, pushed in the House of Commons today by the Labour Party,  would make people’s energy bills cheaper and provide immediate relief to the budgets of 28m UK households as the cost of living crisis hits working people in Bristol. The call comes as […]
  • Weekly Round-Up
    With Christmas approaching fast we all want to have time with our family and friends. Last year the vast majority of us followed the rules; staying away from loved ones when we most wanted to be with them. We did this to keep Bristol safe from the rapidly rising Covid-19 rates. I know that this sacrifice meant some of you missed final Christmases with relatives and that pain will still be felt today. That heartache must only have been […]