With ballot papers posted this week to Labour members to select the party’s candidate for the 2016 Bristol Mayoral election, Labour MP for Bristol South, Karin Smyth said:
“I will be voting for Mark Bradshaw to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor. Mark’s 10 years’ experience representing people in Bedminster means he understands communities.
“As a Cabinet member he has shown leadership on the key issues for Bristol that are transport and housing. He has demonstrated his ability to focus on Labour priorities whilst working with people of all political views on behalf of the city.”