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  • Senior Communications Officer Vacancy
    A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Communications Officer in Karin’s team. Based in Bristol for 15 hours (2 days) per week, communicating with all media, managing the website, using social media and researching local, regional and national issues to support Karin’s work. The role entails analysing, evaluating and interpreting data to ensure the MP is accurately informed on key issues and is aware of trends, providing briefings for the MP […]
  • MP comments on Home Office air weapon review
    Commenting on a Home Office statement today (10 October) confirming a government review of the regulation of air weapons Karin Smyth MP (Bristol South), who called the debate that led to the announcement, said: “This review is an important step forward and provides an opportunity to improve the safety and security of these weapons so we avoid further tragedies of the type that devastated the Studley family. “It is important that all […]
  • Government air gun review after MP’s Hartcliffe toddler shooting debate
    Ministers are to review regulations governing the safety of air weapons after a Bristol MP called a Parliamentary debate on the issue following the shooting of a toddler in Hartcliffe last summer. Pointing out that the incident, which saw 18 month-old Harry Studley shot in the head and critically injured, was sadly not an isolated incident, Karin Smyth (Bristol South) told the Commons: “Too many lives have been unnecessarily lost and too many […]
  • Young people & parent input sought to boost local apprenticeships
    Young people, parents and carers are being asked by Karin Smyth MP to help shape future apprenticeship provision across south Bristol by sharing their experiences and ideas. Speaking at Labour Party Conference the Bristol South MP outlined the challenges facing her constituency if forthcoming opportunities are to be maximised by young people living across the area. She highlighted two key elements of work that is needed in Bristol South: the […]
  • MP’s Money Entitlement One-Stop Shop proves popular again
    Nearly 100 people dropped in to The Withywood Centre to get face-to-face help from Bristol money experts on claiming their money entitlements at the latest of MP Karin’s Smyth’s regular one-stop shop events. The Labour MP brought together staff and volunteers from organisations including Bristol Citizens Advice, South Bristol Advice Services, Department for Work and Pensions, Royal British Legion, Bristol City Council and WE Care and Repair at […]
  • This proposed NHS merger matters to Bristol people
    Karin Smyth MP says the proposed merger of three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) – NHS Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset – risks deflecting time and money away from improving local healthcare services.MP Karin Smyth says the proposed merger of three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) – NHS Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset – risks deflecting time and money away from improving local […]
  • One-stop-shop money experts for Bristol south residents
    People in south Bristol will have another opportunity to meet local money experts to check they are receiving all their financial entitlements when MP Karin Smyth organises the latest of her free one-stop-shop community events. The Money Entitlement One Stop Shop event, at The Withywood Centre, Queens Road, Withywood, takes place on Friday 15 September from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. The Labour MP’s research has highlighted how £16 million per year […]