General election announcement

Following Theresa May’s announcement of her plan to call a general election on 8 June, Karin Smyth MP said: “The timing may have taken some people by surprise, but having spent decades organising election campaigns, the prospect of a general election always inspires me.

“In Bristol South constituency the choice is between Labour and the Tories. A choice between a Bristol-focused Labour MP working hard for people in communities across south Bristol, or a Tory candidate pushing a hard Brexit.

“I trust that south Bristol residents will think very carefully about the choice they face, and I’m confident they will reflect on my track record of achievements for Bristol South people in just two years since being elected: working hard and campaigning on jobs and skills, housing, the South Bristol Community Hospital & healthcare in general, access to financial entitlements, improving trailer safety and lots more.”