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  • ‘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 […]
  • Bristol South MP Karin Smyth calls on the Secretary of State for Health to pause the potentially disastrous NHS commissioning plans for Bristol
    Bristol South MP Karin Smyth will today (January 7th) use a House of Commons debate to call on the Secretary of State for Health to pause the potentially disastrous NHS commissioning plans for Bristol. Karin Smyth MP said: “The Government has today launched its 10 Year NHS Long Term Plan, committed to integrating care locally and seeking to change the disastrous NHS Reforms freeing Commissioners from the procurement rules introduced in 2012. […]
  • Karin Smyth MP lays down an important amendment on air weapons during proceedings on the Offensive Weapons Bill
    After it was cancelled twice previously, I was finally able to present my amendments to the Offensive Weapons Bill. This new clause would require the government to publish a report on the safety of air weapons. This is an important matter of public safety and I believe would help us move one step closer to preventing further deaths or injuries through the misuse of air weapons in the future. Read the full debate here.   Original posted 28th […]
  • Karin Smyth MPKarin Smyth MP on why private schools are holding our communities back
    I recently wrote an article for the Fabian Society on why I believe private schools are holding our communities back. Read the full article here […]
  • Karin Smyth MP’s submission to the Transport Committee on local bus services
    I submitted evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee when they visited Bristol in November to evaluate the health of the bus market. My view is that local representatives should have the same powers as the Mayor of London, and be able to set bus routes, timetables and fares. This would mean buses run for passengers and not profit. Many residents of south Bristol contact me with concerns about the reliability, fares and routes of […]
  • Karin Smyth MP’s submission to UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on the impact of Government cuts to the people of south Bristol
    Last week Professor Philip Alston, the United National Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, was in Bristol taking evidence as part of his assessment of poverty in the United Kingdom and in particular on so-called peripheral estates in large cities. This is the letter I have written to Professor Alston highlighting the impact of austerity on residents of Hartcliffe & Withywood ward since 2010, which has been devastating. I […]