The Liberal Democrats have urged Bristol City Council to make clear what additional measures it will take to help homeless people as the COVID-19 situation continues to escalate.
Writing to the Mayor, Liberal Democrat campaigner James Cox warned that the homeless are "some of the most vulnerable people in our society."
Bristol Liberal Democrats have reiterated their objection to the expansion of Bristol Airport as North Somerset Council prepares to meet on Monday to decide on the controversial plans.
Bristol Airport are requesting a major expansion to their capacity to 12 million passengers a year, despite the airport already well under its current maximum capacity.
MPs have voted on the Liberal Democrats' amendment to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit.
The amendment (New Clause 34) would have given EU citizens the right to appeal if the Home Office refused them Settled Status under the Conservative Government’s scheme, but was blocked by Conservative MPs by 343 votes to 251 votes.
A Liberal Democrat investigation has revealed 13,000 homes nationwide have been left vacant for over 10 years, including 187 across the city of Bristol.
The news comes despite devastating new government statistics which reveal 127,000 children across England face being homeless at New Year.
Former Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has declared a "national emergency" and demanded urgent action to alleviate the housing crisis to ensure "every child has the security of a warm home."
Only 83.6% of patients arriving at A&E in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire were treated or admitted within four hours in November 2019, according to damning figures published by NHS England.
The Liberal Democrats have today renewed calls for “a more compassionate and holistic approach” to tackling homelessness following the publication of new government statistics today which revealed a 26.8% rise in households in Bristol assessed as either homeless or threatened with homelessness, way above the national average of 11.4%.