Cox: Time to Call a People's Vote

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Following tonight's overwhelming defeat of the government's Brexit bill, James Cox, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol West, said:

"Parliament has delivered its verdict on the Brexit deal and it is overwhelming. This deal is wrong for Bristol and wrong for Britain. 

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Demand Better for Bristol Energy

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Bristol Liberal Democrats have criticised the City Council's handling of Bristol Energy, after the community energy company posted over £11million in loses for 2018.

Whilst the idea was conceived in 2010 under the Liberal Democrat administration, due to implementation delays under the Ferguson administration it was launched to much fanfare in 2016 by Mayor Rees. The company is funded by taxpayers and has yet to place a profit.

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Bristol Lib Dems Remember Paddy Ashdown

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown has died, aged 77, following a short spell with cancer.

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Nation to follow Bristol with weekly food waste collection

The Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has today announced its intentions to introduce nationwide weekly food waste collections. 

The move follows the example of several local authorities, such as Bristol, as a means to increase recycling rates and reduce landfill emissions. 

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Government immigration plan 'threatens the heart of Bristol'

Govt immigration plan 'threatens the heart of Bristol'

The Home Secretary has announced his intentions to cut the number of EU nationals migrating to the UK by 80% as part of the government's post-Brexit immigration shake-up. 

The move has been heavily criticised as an extension of the controversial 'hostile environment' toward migrants. The government is expected to publish its long-awaited immigration white paper by the end of the year, which is already set to include a new minimum salary of £30,000 a year. 

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Mayor accused of 'cover-up' over CEO Payout

Mayor accused of 'cover-up' over CEO Payout

Mayor Marvin Rees has been accused of a 'cover-up' over the payout to former Bristol City Council CEO Anna Klonowski.

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Cox: Labour now has the power to stop Brexit if it wants to

Following the Prime Minister's intention to delay the meaningful vote in Parliament on the Brexit deal, Bristol West Parliamentary Spokesperson James Cox has joined Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable in calling for a vote of no confidence in the government. 

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Bristol can lead the way on drug reform

Liberal Democrats Home Affairs Spokesperson and former cabinet minister Sir Ed Davey MP joined Bristol West Prospective MP James Cox on a visit to Bristol Drugs Project to look at the drug and addiction-related issues faced in Bristol. 

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Remain vote increases in Bristol as pressure grows for a People's Vote

Bristol Liberal Democrats are putting pressure on Bristol Labour MPs to back a People's Vote on the Brexit deal as constituency polling suggests that support for remaining in the EU has increased across the Bristol. 

   
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Negus: Bristol demands better for libraries

In response to the Council's Libraries Strategy, Bristol Liberal Democrats leader Cllr Anthony Negus has made the following statement:

"Bristol Lib Dems welcome the prospect of a Libraries strategy – but despite the title, this is not what Cabinet approved last week.

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