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“My priorities are more homes, better transport and secure jobs for the people of the West of England. I will bring my long standing skills of negotiation, consultation and probity to make this new partnership work.” Lesley Mansell

Lesley Mansell is the Labour Party candidate for the West of England Metro Mayor election, taking place on 4th May. Labour campaigners will be working tirelessly in March and April to help Lesley win this position. Check our events page to get involved.

This new regional mayor will oversee a combined umbrella authority over Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset (BANES) with new powers and more than £1 billion of investment promised for transport, housing and skills.

We need a Labour Metro Mayor to work with Marvin Rees and Bristol’s Labour-led council to fix some of the biggest problems in our city. After huge Tory cuts, our local services rely on a joined up approach to funding public services, housing, jobs and opportunities that will tackle inequality in the city and the region head on.

This is what Lesley is pledging to do.

So come out and campaign in South Bristol to get Lesley Mansell elected!

Join a local campaign event this weekend

Sat 25th March: 11am-1pm - Metro Mayor canvassing in Withywood with local councillor Paul Goggin

Meet outside Withywood Post Office, 145 Four Acres, BS13 8RA

More information and RSVP here 

TUESDAY 28th March: 2-4pm - Metro Mayor canvassing in Filwood

Meet outside Parson Street Convenience Store, 72-74 Parson St, Bristol BS3 5QQ

More information and RSVP here

If you’ve never campaigned before, you'll be really welcome. And you can always come along a few minutes early to say hello and get more of a briefing from the person leading the session.

Register to vote by April 13th

The deadline to make sure you can cast your vote in the Metro Mayor election is April 13th. It’s quick and easy, and all the information you need is here: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/voting-elections/register-to-vote

So make sure you and your friends are registered to vote in time!

For more information...

You can also follow Lesley’s campaign on facebook here, and visit her website for other canvassing and campaigning events across the city here

To volunteer for Lesley's campaign - whether you're an experienced canvasser or envelope stuffer, or just an enthusiastic Labour supporter - please sign up here

Mansell 4 Mayor - Help get Labour's candidate elected for Bristol and the South West

“My priorities are more homes, better transport and secure jobs for the people of the West of England. I will bring my long standing skills of negotiation, consultation and probity...

There are lots of ways of getting out and active with your local Labour Party in February and March. All members are really welcome, and if you’re new to campaigning or to Labour we’d love to meet you.

Support campaigners fighting to save local services in Hartcliffe 

Local campaigners need your support to save Symes House, a centre that provides vital services to local people - especially the poorest and most vulnerable - in Hartcliffe. Amid budget cuts there is a risk that this service will close without your support. We need as many people as possible to sign this petition by Feb 20th here.

Lend your support in Stoke on Trent to see off UKIP in Feb

23 Feb is the Stoke on Trent by-election where UKIP leader Paul Nutall is hoping to take the seat vacated by Tristram Hunt. It’s looking tight in the polls. If you want to help Labour campaigning to win this crucial election and you can travel to Stoke under your own steam there are campaigning sessions at 10am, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm every day (meet at Hillcrest House, Garth Street, Hanley, ST1 2AB) every day.

Click here for details and to RSVP for canvassing sessions: http://www.westmidlandslabour.org.uk/events

Join us canvassing for Labour’s Metro Mayor candidate in March

In March we will be ramping up campaigning in support of Labour’s Metro Mayor candidate Lesley Mansell who is committed to delivering more homes, better transport and secure jobs in Bristol and across the region. Elections are on may 4th and we will be out talking to people across Bristol South. All canvassing sessions will be posted on our events page here where you can RSVP

Join the national NHS demo on Sat 4th March

This Tory government has created a funding crisis in the NHS, and has sold off chunks to private providers. On Sat March 4th thousands of people will turn out for a demo to save the NHS in London. See here for more details on transport and travelling with other Labour members from Bristol South

And thank you for all your help campaigning!

On Sat 4th Feb we held an action day to #fighttorycuts, and speak out against cuts to Bristol council. We got out and talked to hundreds of people to tell them how Labour is fighting to protect services for the most vulnerable despite these brutal funding cuts from the Tory government. You can watch this short film to find out more.

Get active with Labour in February and March

There are lots of ways of getting out and active with your local Labour Party in February and March. All members are really welcome, and if you’re new to campaigning...

The national NHS demo on 4th Feb is an opportunity to send a message to the government: “The NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it.”

Since the Tories won the election in 2010 our NHS has been on life support, fighting for survival.

This Tory government has created a funding crisis and has sold off chunks of the NHS to private providers. They have caused increased waiting times, ward closures and cuts to staffing, putting unfair pressure on hospitals, GPs and mental health services.

Our NHS needs you to fight for it, and this demonstration will speak out strongly to save the NHS.

Join the national demo on Saturday March 4th

Saturday 4th March, assemble 12pm Tavistock Square, London WC1 

More information about the demo here: http://www.healthcampaignstogether.com/

Travel with local Labour Party members

If you want to join a group of local Labour Party members and friends, and help take the Bristol South banner to this march, you can contact Ben Anthony: benant52@icloud.com

You can also RSVP here

Book your place on a coach from Bristol

There are also coaches going from Bristol, and People's Assembly have put on an extra one due to demand.

You can book now here

It's our NHS - join the national demonstration on 4th March

The national NHS demo on 4th Feb is an opportunity to send a message to the government: “The NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith...

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