Time to take control of the Buses

by Gary Hopkins, Lib Dem Council Group Leader

Like it or not buses account for the vast majority of public transport journeys in Bristol. Trains are very popular and could be added to but thanks to Dr Beeching Bristol has few lines and so there is unlikely to be a vast increase in passenger numbers in the near future.

It is therefore vital that the bus network is regarded as and run as a public service.

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Labour Party U-turn on Low Emission Zone

Just two months after taking office, the Labour administration appears to have done its first U-turn - on the Low Emission Zone (LEZ).

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Victory in 51 Bus Campaign

After a short but extremely energetic campaign South Bristol campaigners are celebrating saving the 51 bus service between Hengrove and the city centre.

An offer from Wessex to save the services, negotiated by local Liberal Democrat Councillors has been accepted by Bristol City Council.

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What's it like to be a member of the Bristol Liberal Democrats?

Since the referendum, hundreds of people have joined the City of Bristol Liberal Democrats. We asked three members who joined last year what they can expect.

If their stories inspire you, you can join here.

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We Stand for the 48% - will you stand with us?

THOUSANDS OF BRISTOLIANS were shocked and disappointed by the result of the EU referendum - especially when most of Bristol voted overwhelmingly against Brexit.

It has become completely clear that the Leave campaign had no plan for exiting the EU, plunging the country into political and financial chaos, while the result has stoked up paranoia and xenophobia.

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to fight the next election on a promise to rejoin the EU as quickly as possible.

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Lib Dem Statement on Bristol Port Fracking Allegations

Lib Dem mayoral candidate Dr Kay Barnard has released a statement in response to the news report in The Bristol Cable that the Mayor of Bristol and senior council officials allegedly hid the potential for fracking in Avonmouth, in order to not disrupt the controversial sale of the Bristol Port land.

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OPINION: A personal initiative goes national!

Cllr Anthony Negus has written about how the role of a councillor can help bring together supermarkets and councils to improve the city’s environment.

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Lack of Female Candidates a ‘Serious Democratic Deficit’ – Barnard

With less than a week before voters go to the polls, Lib Dem mayoral candidate Dr Kay Barnard has urged more women to consider standing for election in the future.

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Lib Dems Call on Mayor to Apologise for his Poor Record on Social Housing

The Lib Dems have called on the Mayor to make a public apology for giving the impression the number of social homes built had increased since he was elected, when in fact the reality is the numbers have all but stalled. 

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Lib Dems Call for More Support for Small Business and the Cultural Industries

Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate Dr Kay Barnard has outlined plans to help businesses, apprentices and Bristol’s cultural attractions.

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