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The election is over - but the campaign continues!

On Sat 15th July we are holding our first monthly campaign day - starting in Bishopsworth

We will be knocking on doors talking to local people about issues that matter to them, telling them about Labour's manifesto, and asking how Labour can help in their community.

Come along and help make it a success. All members and supporters are welcome!

Meet Thomas in the cafe at Campus Pool (Whitchurch Rd, BS13 7RW) at 11am and/or 2pm.

Our manifesto has struck a chord across the country, our elected representatives have worked hard, and our members have talked to thousands of people to help build this momentum.

Now is the time to think BIG about where we can win council seats, and to build our presence across Bristol South.

For the Many - our campaigning continues!

The election is over - but the campaign continues! On Sat 15th July we are holding our first monthly campaign day - starting in Bishopsworth We will be knocking on... Read more

General Election Win - Teresa May's plan failed in Bristol

Thanks to the great campaigning by members, a brilliant Labour Manifesto, and the hard work of our Labour councillors and MP, we won decisively across the whole of Bristol on June 8th. This included Labour's Darren Jones taking Bristol North West from the Tories.

In Bristol South Labour's MP Karin Smyth took 60.1% of the vote, and increased her majority to almost 16,000. This was one of the highest increases in vote share for Labour in the country.

Campaigners out in Southville with MP Karin Smyth

There is no doubt that our growing membership were instrumental in the win. Since the campaign started, we had about 20 groups out every week knocking on doors, more than 250 people helped get out the vote on polling day, and we delivered hundreds of thousands of leaflets.

People told us that the Labour Manifesto inspired them

It gave them hope that a Labour government would create a fairer country, and that we have a serious plan about how to achieve that.

We have pledged to help young people; by reducing the voting age to 16, scrapping tuition fees, and banning unpaid internships.

We have pledged to support the most vulnerable; by investing in social care, building 100,000 council homes, reserving 4,000 homes for rough sleepers.

We have pledged to tackle runaway wealth and profits for the few; by putting a limit on the gap between highest and lowest paid workers, increasing tax on the highest 5% of earners and those with private medical insurance to fund our NHS, and re-nationalising the railways.

We have pledged to ban fracking, cap energy bills, and scrap zero hours contracts... and much much more.

You can read the full 'For the Many' manifesto here.

   

  

Campaigners in Bishopsworth, central Bristol, Knowle and Bedminster

General Election - Labour's ideas won!

General Election Win - Teresa May's plan failed in Bristol Thanks to the great campaigning by members, a brilliant Labour Manifesto, and the hard work of our Labour councillors and...

To all those many people who voted Labour in the General Election - thank you. With your support, we gave a resounding NO! to the Tory Austerity programme and its' wrecking of our precious public services, and a resounding Yes! to fairness and equality - and the duty of government to function for the many not the few. To see the Bristol South results and Labour wins in all other Bristol Constituencies, click here.

People across Bristol South re-elected Karin Smyth as Labour M.P. with an increased majority - Thank you all.

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Thank you

To all those many people who voted Labour in the General Election - thank you. With your support, we gave a resounding NO! to the Tory Austerity programme and its'...

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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 

 

Campaign with us - come and help us turn out the vote today !

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..

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manifesto 2017

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!

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Vote Labour 2017: Click here to volunteer and campaign with us

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.

It was close...

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 today!

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..

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General election called!

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!

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

Read more about Lesley's pledges and policies here

Mansell 4 Mayor - Join us campaigning to get Labour's Metro Mayor candidate elected

“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...

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

#FightToryCuts

Opposing Tory Cuts: Watch & share the film

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.

  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. Declare your support online with a Twibbon http://twibbon.com/Support/labour-opposing-tory-cuts
  6. 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 info@bristolsouthlabourparty.org.uk

 

Campaign to Oppose Tory Cuts - Kicking off with Feb 4th Action Day

  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

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