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  • Weekly Round-Up: 25 November 2022
    The Autumn Statement is the fourth Budget we’ve had this year from the Tory Government. If you needed any evidence that they have lost control of the economy this is it. It was a Budget designed to take the ‘tough decisions’, but what we got was can kicking, procrastination and empty promises on the issues that matter most. As you all know, my background in the NHS means I watch the Government like a hawk on all thing’s health and social care. […]
  • Karin Smyth MP backs Bill to close loophole and protect employees from harassment at work
    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South and Chair of the Women’s Parliamentary Labour Party, has thrown her support behind a new Bill to close a loophole in the Equality Act: a move which will protect people in work from harassment. The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill, a Private Members Bill brought before Parliament by Wera Hobhouse MP, would create new legal liabilities for employers by treating an employer as harassing their […]
  • Weekly Round-Up 18 November 2022
    It was a big week in Parliament with the Autumn Statement – otherwise known as the fourth Budget of 2022. Across Bristol South, ordinary people have seen their rents and mortgages go up and will now face bigger energy bills from April while their salaries are stretched further and further. The Chancellor could have used this week’s statement to give a proper helping hand to those in need, instead the only winners from the Budget are the bankers […]
  • Families and businesses across Bristol will pay the price for UK Tory Economic Failures
    The ongoing disaster of the UK Tory Government’s mini-budget was felt hard across Bristol South today as the fourth Conservative Chancellor of 2022, Jeremy Hunt, announced billions of pounds worth of service cuts and tax rises for hard working families and businesses already struggling with impact of soaring inflation. Under the plans announced by the Chancellor today, energy bills will rise to an average of £3,000 a year in April 2023 – up £500 […]
  • Weekly Round-Up 11 November 2022
    I am pleased to be a member of the UK-EU Parliamentary Assembly (PPA) as part of our post-Brexit institutional framework to ensure a good and productive relationship with the EU. This group aims to maintain dialogue over trade so that we can build security and prosperity across Europe. This week we hosted our European partners in Westminster for the first time, hearing from the UK Minister for Europe, Leo Doherty MP, Maros Sefcovcic, from the […]
  • Karin Smyth MP calls on constituents in Bristol South to join remembrance events being held across the city
    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has called on residents across Bristol South to join in commemoration events to mark this year’s Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday events. This week, communities across the country will come together to pay tribute to those who fought and died in the First World War and all conflicts since. Today, the UK’s servicemen and servicewomen continue to play a central role to protect British interests and values, […]
  • Karin Smyth MP votes to protect the Pension Triple Lock from the Tory Government
    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has today (8 November 2022) voted for an Opposition Day debate motion to protect the Pension Triple Lock and see it raise by inflation. Abandoning the 2019 Conservative Manifesto commitment to the triple lock on state pensions for the second year in a row could leave 15,379 pensioners in Bristol South constituency £919.09 worse off on average, according to new analysis published today. New analysis from the […]