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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.
University of Bristol Students' Union has backed the People's Vote campaign, calling for a referendum on the terms of the final Brexit deal.
The Liberal Democrats’ Bristol West Parliamentary Spokesperson has highlighted the importance of maintaining the freedom to fly between the UK and Europe in any Brexit agreement.
Liberal Democrats passed a motion at conference which seeks to tackle inequality by reforming corporate governance and bringing about a system of life-long training to give people the skills needed to adapt to the changing workplace.
Liberal Democrats passed an emergency motion at their conference which aims to tackle the high rates of self-harm amongst children and young people.
Bristol City Council voted unanimously to back the Lib Dems' motion to restore funding to the special education needs and disability education budget. The motion follows a high court ruling which determined that the council's proposed cuts to the SEND budget were illegal in a groundbreaking case.
The motion will force the council to come back with a revised funding plan that restores funding to the High Needs Block and to develop an action plan to improve the outcomes for children with SEND throughout Bristol.
The Mayor’s decision to drop the proposal for an Arena at Temple Meads has been blocked by senior councillors who have used their power to ‘call-in’ the decision.
Today the government published the results of its long-awaited boundary reviews. The plans include a proposal to reduce the number of constituencies down to 600 from 650. The Liberal Democrats have criticised the proposals not only for their perceived bias towards the Conservatives but its lack of commitment to changing from the first-past-the-post voting system.
In a bid to combat the excessive amount of air pollution on Bristol's roads, the Liberal Democrats have submitted a motion to the council for 'no vehicle idling zones' to be erected throughout the city.
The zones, which have been adopted by other local authorities including Bury and Southampton, aim to cut emissions from cars which remain on whilst idle in traffic.
At today's Cabinet meeting the Mayor passed a recommendation to use the Temple Island site for a mixed-use commercial development, rather than the arena. The Bristol Liberal Democrat group is disappointed that the Mayor has failed to listen to the majority of councillors and Bristol citizens. The Lib Dems believe that this decision jeopardises the arena project and fails to provide best value to the people of Bristol.