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  • Invitation: South Bristol Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair 2020
    Bristol South MP Karin Smyth is again joining forces with City of Bristol College, Bristol City Council and the Department of Work and Pensions to bring you another apprenticeships fair. The South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair 2020 takes place from 11am til 3pm on Thursday 27 February at the South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove, Bristol. It will bring together employers, training providers and apprenticeships organisations with […]
  • Karin Smyth MP backs Keir Starmer for leader of the Labour Party
    Bristol South MP Karin Smyth has revealed that she is supporting Keir Starmer in his bid to become Labour Party Leader. She has nominated Dawn Butler for Deputy Leader and also supports Angela Rayner. She said: “All the declared candidates for Leader have very strong attributes; and I am confident that whoever wins will rise to the challenge and take the fight to Boris Johnson and the Tories. “I am backing Keir Starmer. “I […]
  • Karin Smyth holds Bristol South seat in General Election 2019
    Karin Smyth (Labour) retained her Bristol South seat in Thursday’s General Election with 27,895 votes, it was confirmed last in the early hours this morning – with a majority of 9,859. Karin, who has been MP for Bristol South since 2015, said: “I’d like to thank you for re-electing me as your Member of Parliament and putting your trust in me again. I’d also like to thank everyone who played a part in my election […]
  • OPINION: Karin Smyth MP on South Bristol Community Hospital
    (Newspaper column as seen in the October 2019 edition of The Pigeon) I’ve spoken before about my concern over the recommissioning of adult community health services in the region. Last month, Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) announced it had awarded a £1bn 10-year contract to deliver adult community  health services to a new provider – Sirona. Changing provider is a […]
  • OPINION: Karin Smyth MP on local NHS services
    (Newspaper column as seen in the October 2019 edition of the South Bristol Voice) Before I became a politician, I worked in NHS management. As MP for Bristol South I’m acutely aware of the health inequality that exists here and the great need for first-rate healthcare close to home for my constituents. For these, and many other reasons, health is one of the main areas I focus on as your MP.   You may have seen that I […]
  • OPINION: Karin Smyth MP on Early Years education in Bristol South
    (Newspaper column as seen in the September 2019 edition of The Pigeon) I’ve been a longtime supporter of Early Years education. Before I became an MP, I was a governor of a nursery school and my own children all benefited from the previous Labour government’s investment into Early Years education, so I appreciate first-hand how valuable it is.  Nurseries and pre-schools have such an important role to play in […]
  • OPINION: Karin Smyth MP on Universal Credit
    (Newspaper column as seen in the September 2019 edition of the South Bristol Voice) Since Universal Credit was introduced for all new claimants in Bristol South last summer, I’ve been helping constituents with many problems including delayed payments, inaccurate entitlement calculations and historic debt. I’ve also raised multiple issues with Ministers in Parliament and have been in contact with the Department for Work and Pensions to […]