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  • “Mr Hunt – we would like our money back” – Karin Smyth MP slams NHS property scandal in Parliamentary debate
    “Mr Hunt – we would like our money back” – Karin Smyth MP slams NHS property scandal in Parliamentary debate Bristol South MP Karin Smyth today (Wednesday, July 4th) slammed the ongoing scandal surrounding NHS property management – and the Government’s refusal to take action to fix the problem. At the Westminster Hall debate, Karin Smyth explained why she had called for the debate – and outlined the terrible impact the disastrous Tory […]
  • Karin Smyth MP’s response to the news that Bristol City Council has withdrawn the anticipated Cabinet update on Bristol Arena from the Cabinet Agenda
      “I welcome this period of consideration and am pleased to see signs that Bristol City Council is engaging as I asked them to. It’s no more that the people of south Bristol deserve. “There is now a real chance to pause, reassess, and do the right thing, properly assessing the value of the Temple Meads arena plan. The process should ditch the management-speak that ran through recent consulting reports, and put people and communities first. […]
  • Karin Smyth MP comments on KPMG reports into plans for a new arena in Bristol
    Following the publication of KPMG reports into plans for a new arena in Bristol, Bristol South MP Karin Smyth said: “However you cut it up, the KPMG reports are very bad news for south Bristol. The top line is no arena and no investment – in fact, the only guarantee that residents have is years of uncertainty around the Temple Meads site. “Bristol South needs investment, jobs, improved infrastructure – and a signal from those running […]
  • Karin Smyth MP comments on the uncertainty of the Ashton to Hengrove Metrobus link
    Following the launch this week of some Metrobus routes, Bristol South MP Karin Smyth said: “While I welcome the launch this week of some Metrobus routes, I’m extremely concerned that the Ashton to Hengrove link seems to have fallen by the wayside. I immediately contacted Metrobus following their announcement, but as yet have received no meaningful response. I have asked Bristol City Council to reinstate the link to the route map, and will be […]
  • Trailer safety campaign back on the national agenda following a major Lords debate
    A trailer safety campaign launched in memory of Bristol toddler Freddie Hussey is back on the national agenda following a debate in the House of Lords. Labour Peer Steve Bassam raised the issue at a Grand Committee meeting last Thursday, building on the work done by Freddie’s family and Bristol South MP Karin Smyth. Karin Smyth MP, Labour MP for Bristol South, said: “Thursday’s intervention is the latest step on a long journey for […]
  • Hundreds of young people meet employers at the South Bristol Apprenticeships & Jobs Fair 2018
    Some of Bristol’s biggest employers met hundreds of the city’s young jobseekers as part of an apprenticeship fair in Hengrove during National Apprenticeship Week 2018. The South Bristol Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair, organised by Bristol South MP and City of Bristol College, took place at the South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove and was attended by people from across Bristol and beyond. Airbus, Hargreaves Lansdown, Bristol […]
  • MP Karin Smyth teams up with City of Bristol College for the South Bristol Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair 2018
      Following on from the success of last year’s event, Bristol South MP Karin Smyth has joined forces with City of Bristol College for another apprenticeships and jobs fair. Taking place from 12 noon – 5.30pm on Thursday 8 March, the event will involve local businesses and organisations with job and apprenticeship opportunities. Hundreds of young job seekers from across south Bristol and beyond are expected to attend the fair, which […]