Look here, for our future..
Look here, for our future..
Join us campaigning for Karin Smyth
Bristol South's hard-working Labour MP
Teresa May has called a general election for June 8th. She hopes to increase the Tory majority, but we will be out campaigning to make sure she doesn't gain any ground in Bristol South.
Join us today turning out the vote!
It is essential that we speak with as many Labour voters as possible on polling day to remind them to vote. So please come and help on Thursday if you can.
The key time is from 5-8pm, so we really need all hands on deck in that period. But we will be out all day. So even if you only have an hour, your time will be well used!
We are running three hubs in Bristol South - just turn up any time from 9.30am
If you live in Bedminster, Southville, Ashton, Windmill Hill or Bedminster Down: come to 74 Chessel Street, Bedminster BS3 3DN
If you live in Totterdown, Knowle ward or Filwood ward: come to 47 St. Martins Road, Knowle, BS4 2NH
If you live in Hengrove, Whitchurch, Hartcliffe, Withywood, Headley Park or Highridge: come to 95 Rookery Way, Whitchurch, BS14 0DZ
You can also CLICK HERE to donate to the general election campaign in Bristol South
Join us campaigning for Karin Smyth Bristol South's hard-working Labour MP Teresa May has called a general election for June 8th. She hopes to increase the Tory majority, but we... Read more
Click here to read our brilliant Manifesto for a positive future for all of us - and vote Labour on June 8th..
Click here to read our brilliant Manifesto for a positive future for all of us - and vote Labour on June 8th..
If you want Labour to win the Bristol South seat again at the General Election on June 8th (so re-electing Karin Smyth) click on our volunteer link here, and we'll be in touch soon...
You can also join us campaigning this week - click here for details of all our canvassing sessions. Everyone is welcome!
If you want Labour to win the Bristol South seat again at the General Election on June 8th (so re-electing Karin Smyth) click on our volunteer link here, and we'll be in...
Labour candidate for the Metro Mayor Lesley Mansell came second to the Tory candidate on 4th May.
The conclusion must be drawn that the ONLY way to be sure we can keep the Tories out is for people to vote Labour.
Labour candidate for the Metro Mayor Lesley Mansell came second to the Tory candidate on 4th May. The conclusion must be drawn that the ONLY way to be sure we can...
Vote for Lesley Mansell - Labour Metro Mayor candidate TODAY!
The polling stations are open now.... but if you can't remember where to go to cast your vote? click here
Vote for Lesley Mansell - Labour Metro Mayor candidate TODAY! The polling stations are open now.... but if you can't remember where to go to cast your vote? click here...
Come and join us to stop the Tories slashing our public services and to develop a fair society in which everyone can thrive..
Come and join us to stop the Tories slashing our public services and to develop a fair society in which everyone can thrive.. Read more
“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.
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: Read more about Lesley's pledges and policies here
So come out and campaign in South Bristol to get Lesley Mansell elected!
Join us at a local campaign event soon
Labour activists will be heading out throughout the month of April to speak to people on the doorstep, and tell them about our candidate for Metro Mayor, Lesley Mansell. Come and join us door knocking this week.
CANVASSING SESSIONS THIS WEEK - WE NEED YOU!
Click here for the full list of sessions where we will be out canvassing for Lesley Mansell (Metro Mayor election on May 4th) and for our Labour MP Karin Smyth (General election on June 8th)
Even if you’ve never campaigned before, you're really welcome at any of our campaigning sessions. 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.
Also, if you'd rather not knock on doors you can also help deliver leaflets - this makes a huge difference. So if you have a couple of hours free, do get in touch.
Find out more!
Read more about Lesley's pledges and policies here
“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.
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: email@example.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
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...
On Feb 4th Labour Party members took to the streets across Bristol to oppose Tory cuts that are putting vital services at risk in cities like Bristol.
Check out this short film & share widely to get the word out
Get involved with your local Labour Party
Follow us on twitter: @bristolsouthlab
Local members can join our facebook group: Bristol South Labour Party Members
On Feb 4th Labour Party members took to the streets across Bristol to oppose Tory cuts that are putting vital services at risk in cities like Bristol. Check out this...
Campaign with Labour to protect our services and oppose Tory cuts!
The Tory government is forcing their ideological programme of austerity on this country and on Bristol. They have drastically reduced funding to local government, meaning Bristol City Council must cut more than £92 million in the next 5 years.
These cruel Tory cuts fly in the face of Labour Party values
Our Labour mayor and councillors were elected on a promise to build a fairer and more equal city. Our priority is to tackle inequality and deprivation head on. So Bristol’s Labour-led council is working hard to protect vital services despite Tory cuts. We will do everything we can to prevent Tory austerity hitting ordinary people in Bristol.
Fighting Back: Labour Opposing Tory Cuts
Starting today, we are launching a Bristol-wide campaign. We will challenge the government and oppose Tory cuts. We will get the word out to people across Bristol so they can join us. We will speak up loudly and tell people that the country would be better off with Labour. It’s no accident that Tory cuts will hit Labour-led councils across the country, while Tory heartlands are protected. They are playing politics with our services. It’s time to fight back. #FightToryCuts
Join us, starting with an Action Day on Saturday 4th Feb
On Saturday Feb 4th, we will hold a city-wide action day opposing Tory cuts. Join us at events in the morning and afternoon!
In the morning we will hit the streets across the city to hand out flyers and collect signatures for a petition to Theresa May.
Please join us at a local event on Saturday
On East Street from 11am - meet outside Boots (details here)
On North Street from 11am - meet outside Tobacco Factory (details here)
Door-to-door campaigning in Hartcliffe / Withywood - meet outside Withywood Post Office on Four Acres (details here).
UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE THE 3pm EVENT AT COLLEGE GREEN IS CANCELLED DUE TO PLANNED ANTI-TRUMP MARCH
We need you to make this campaign happen - some ways you can get involved now!
We know that many members feel passionately about this and are itching to take action. Here are some ideas for how you can get involved.
- Join or organise a local event on the morning of Sat 4th Feb; this could be a street stall, or door knocking in your area. Where can you speak to the most people and how can you get creative and get noticed?
- Share the campaign flyer on your social media and email to your friends and networks, and invite them to join our campaign events on the 4th. You can view the flyer and download as PDF at the bottom of this page
- Get your personal message out on social media. Make a 30 second film saying why you feel passionately about this issue, and share it on your facebook and twitter. Use the hashtag #FightToryCuts
- Brainstorm creative ideas with your friends and share them so we can help make them happen. How do we put pressure on the Tory councillors in your area? What other attention grabbing campaign actions could we take between the 4th & 21st?
- Declare your support online with a Twibbon http://twibbon.com/Support/labour-opposing-tory-cuts
- Get in touch with your branch campaign officer if you have time and ideas to offer. Or you can email your CLP campaigns coordinator Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaign with Labour to protect our services and oppose Tory cuts! The Tory government is forcing their ideological programme of austerity on this country and on Bristol. They have... Read more
On Jan 21st, the Labour Party will turn out in force across the country - and across Bristol - to defend the NHS and speak out about the erosion of social care provision under this Tory government.
Join us at a campaigning event near you
Come along to a street campaigning event near you! We are holding 2 events in South Bristol
IN BEDMINSTER / SOUTHVILLE: meet at 12 noon outside the Tobacco Factory on North St - Full details here
IN KNOWLE: meet at 10.30am at Broadwalk Shopping Centre main entrance (corner Broadwalk & Wells Rd) - Full details here
And join us campaigning online!
You can get on your twitter and facebook to help share the #CarefortheNHS petition - click here
You can also share the short film on the social care crisis on the national Care for the NHS campaign website
The Tory government’s draconian cuts and austerity, along with their ideological agenda to privatise our services, are pushing our health and social care services to breaking point.
3.9 million people are stuck on waiting lists and A&Es are in crisis. Social care is hanging in the balance and local councils are seeing their funding slashed under the Tories.
It’s time to take action!
Not been out campaigning with Labour before?
Campaigning with the Labour Party in Bristol South is friendly, fun, and really worthwhile.
Check out this short film from our last NHS action day and see for yourself!
On Jan 21st, the Labour Party will turn out in force across the country - and across Bristol - to defend the NHS and speak out about the erosion of...
On December 8th Bristol South Labour Party started our monthly food bank collection.
Together we donated more than 40 bags and 2 boxes of food to food banks in South Bristol, to make sure some of the poorest families had enough to eat over the festive period.
Our South Bristol Food Banks feed thousands of local families – and the need is growing.
One food bank in Hartcliffe told us that they gave out 1,250 meals the week that our donations came in. Another in Bedminster told us they fed 700 families – 100 more than last year – underlining just how important these services are.
This wasn’t a project just for Christmas though, Bristol South Labour Party will be donating every month we meet.
Get involved and make a donation
You can help by giving a few food and toiletry items. A little donation makes a big difference.
NB. Food items must be non perishable eg long life or with long use by dates, dried and tinned goods.
On December 8th Bristol South Labour Party started our monthly food bank collection. Together we donated more than 40 bags and 2 boxes of food to food banks in South...
We may be looking down the barrel of the festive season, but it’s not time to head for the sofa with those mince pies just yet!
We will be out knocking on doors and talking to local people come rain or shine, so watch the website for the next day out on the doorstep near you. For now though, here are some activities you can get involved in with your Local labour party and other campaigning groups who are fighting for social justice in Bristol.
Wed 23rd Nov: We are all Daniel Blake - Protest the Autumn Statement (from 5pm)
Bristol People’s Assembly is organising a protest targeting the government on the day of their Autumn Statement. If you feel strongly that our country should stop welfare cuts and nonsensical assessments and sanctions that leave people unable to work or claim their benefits, come along. Let’s show that the Labour Party is the party that stands up against draconian Tory cuts and welfare policy. Assemble from 17.00 at Job Centre Plus, 16 St Stephen's St, Bristol, BS1 1EN You can RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/183654965425706/
Sat 26th Nov: Campaign for the NHS in Windmill Hill (11am) and Bedminster (2pm)
We are passionate about the NHS! If you are too, come and join one of our Bristol South campaigning events as part of the National Action Day for the NHS. We will be out talking to people about the need to protect the NHS from cuts and privatisation, handing out flyers, and showing our support on social media. Everyone welcome! And if you’re a new member please do come along and meet your fellow Labour folk - we are very friendly and it will be a fun day.
To join Windmill Hill branch, meet at 11am outside Tesco on Oxford Street. Full details here: http://www.bristolsouthlabourparty.org.uk/care_for_the_nhs_in_windmill_hill
To join Southville and Bedminster branch, meet at 2pm outside TSB on East St. Full details here: http://www.bristolsouthlabourparty.org.uk/nhs_action_day_southvillebemmy
Mon 28th Nov: People’s Assembly / Unite - Meeting to organise against cuts (6.45pm)
Across Bristol different groups are getting active and speaking out against the devastating cuts being forced on Bristol City Council by the Conservative government. This is a meeting to think about campaigning ideas between now and February when final decisions get made. Come and get involved - show that the Labour Party is opposed to these cuts, and think with others about how we can stand up to Tory cuts imposed on our city. 6.45-8pm at Tony Benn House, Victoria St, Bristol, BS1 6AY Full details and RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2127111330848030/
We may be looking down the barrel of the festive season, but it’s not time to head for the sofa with those mince pies just yet! We will be out...