Photo of prospective parliamentary candidates (l-r): Louise Harris, Claire Young and Dine Romero.

Liberal Democrats select prospective candidate for Filton and Bradley Stoke

Liberal Democrat members in South Gloucestershire have selected their prospective candidates for the Filton and Bradley Stoke (FaBS) and Kingswood parliamentary constituencies, after re-selecting Claire Young in January to fight Thornbury and Yate. Louise Harris, councillor for the South Gloucestershire ward of Dodington, was selected for Filton and Bradley Stoke, whilst Dine Romero, Lib Dem group leader on Bath and

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Photo of Mhairi Threlfall.

Labour party selects local MP candidate

The Filton and Bradley Stoke Labour Party has selected an up-and-coming Bristol councillor, Mhairi Threlfall, as its new candidate for the next general election. It is one of the first local parties in the country to choose a candidate, having made notable in-roads into sitting MP Jack Lopresti’s majority at the 2017 snap general election. Bradley Stoke is now ranked

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Jack Lopresti at Farnborough.

Jack Lopresti holds FaBS but has majority halved

Conservative Jack Lopresti has retained his Filton and Bradley Stoke (FaBS) parliamentary seat but with a much reduced majority of 8.2 percent, compared to 20.0 percent in 2015. His share of the total votes cast was 50.0 percent (46.7 percent in 2015). Labour’s candidate Naomi Rylatt finished second with a 41.7 percent share of the vote, significantly up from the 26.6 percent her predecessor Ian Boulton

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Bradley Stoke Conservative candidates and supporters at the 2015 local elections count in Thornbury.

Another clean sweep for the Conservatives in district and town elections

Local Conservatives are celebrating a clean sweep of all five Bradley Stoke seats in the South Gloucestershire district elections and all 15 seats on Bradley Stoke Town Council, repeating their across the board victory at the last local elections in 2011. The results leave former town mayor Ben Walker, who defected to UKIP a year after being elected on a Conservative ticket in

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Jack Lopresti (centre) makes a speech after retaining the Filton and Bradley Stoke parliamentary seat in the 2015 general election.

Jack Lopresti retains Filton and Bradley Stoke seat with increased majority

Conservative Jack Lopresti has retained his Filton and Bradley Stoke parliamentary seat with an increased majority of 20.0 percent, compared to 14.3 percent in 2010. Labour’s candidate Ian Boulton finished second with a 26.6 percent share of the vote, slightly up from the 26.4 percent he polled in 2010. Ben Walker, the UKIP candidate, finished in third place, on 14.8 percent.

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