The Parliamentary Constituency of Filton and Bradley Stoke (FABS)
Filton and Bradley Stoke will be a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It will elect one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in the unitary authority areas formerly covered by the county of Avon, the Boundary Commission for England have created a new seat of Filton and Bradley Stoke.
The electoral wards which are used to create this new constituency are from the district of South Gloucestershire:
Almondsbury, Bradley Stoke Baileys Court, Bradley Stoke Bowsland, Bradley Stoke Sherbourne, Downend, Filton, Patchway, Pilning and Severn Beach, Staple Hill, Stoke Gifford and Winterbourne.
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Ian Boulton (Labour)
Ian Boulton was selected as the Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate for the new constituency of Filton and Bradley Stoke in August 2007. Prior to this he was the first Chair of our Constituency Labour Party when it was formed following the 2005 General Election.
His family have lived in the area for generations. Ian’s father served in the Gloucestershire Police Service and as a child Ian lived in Winterbourne and Patchway. He now lives in Staple Hill with his partner who is a matron at Southmead and Frenchay Hospitals.
Ian runs a small business which provides training for local organisations.
For the past 9 years Ian has been a Parish Councillor in South Gloucestershire. He has also been a school governor for the last 11 years. He is currently on the Governing Board of Patchway Community College.
Ian is the Chair of the Staple Hill Regeneration Partnership. This group is being used as a model to regenerate communities across South Gloucestershire.
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Jack Lopresti (Conservative)
Jack was born in Southmead Hospital in 1969, and has lived and worked in the Bristol area all his life.
He is married to Lucy, and they live in Filton with their three children – Domenic, 16, Sophie, 14, and Michael, 11 – all go to Patchway Community College. Lucy is a nursery nurse.
On leaving school, Jack worked in his family ice cream and catering business locally for over ten years. Post 1997, he worked in the financial services and residential property sectors, as a consultant and manager. He trained, and ran an office, in the Bradley Stoke and Stoke Gifford area. He still works locally.
Jack’s other interests include Military and Political History. He is a member of the International Churchill Society and the General George Patton Historical Society, and has had an article published on General Patton who he regards as a personal hero.
He is very proud to serve in the 266 Battery, Royal Artillery (Gloucester Volunteer Artillery) as a gunner. The unit is based in Whiteladies Road, Bristol, and is affiliated to 29 Commando – supporting the regiment on overseas operations and training exercises.
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Peter Tyzack (Liberal Democrat)
The people of Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency have got a fresh contender entering the race to become the new constituency’s first MP. Environmental campaigner and local councillor for Pilning and Severn Beach Peter Tyzack was selected with over 50% of the vote to be the Liberal Democrat candidate.
Peter was elected onto South Gloucestershire Council in May 1995, ie from the start of SG. Although he was also elected onto the previous Council Northavon in Sept 1994 (by-election) – so over 15 years service in total.
Peter grew up in the Midlands, but has lived in the constituency in Severn Beach since 1987. A qualified teacher Peter taught at secondary level in three Bristol schools, and after leaving teaching he set up an independent property business and also a small building company.
He has a particular interest in planning and transportation and is chair of the Development Control Committee on the Council. He is also a member of the European and International forum. Peter represents the Council on the Severn Estuary Partnership which he helped establish and now has over 100 members from around the Estuary.
Locally, he helped to found the Pilning and Severn Beach History Group and the Severn Beach Regeneration Group. As an active walker Peter leads a monthly walk to ensure that the country paths around the village has remained open and accessible and instigated proposals to create Local Nature Reserves along the Severn levels.
Jon Lucas (The Green Party)
The Green Party has chosen Jon Lucas to contest this new constituency. Jon, who is 57, lives in Bath, but was formerly resident in Bristol for 35 years until 2006. He worked for many years in the Cycling and Walking team of Bristol City Council’s transport department, but now works part-time for Bristol Primary Care Trust, leading health walks, and is a writer and occasional adult education teacher. He lives with his partner Jane, who works at Filton College. Jon is a member of the party’s national executive, and also active in the regional and local parties.
John Knight (United Kingdom Independence Party)
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David Scott (British National Party)
Ruth Johnson (Christian Party)
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- Filton and Bradley Stoke (Wikipedia)
- Filton and Bradley Stoke (ukpollingreport)
- Filton and Bradley Stoke (Electoral Calculus)
- Filton and Bradley Stoke – Constituency Profile (BBC)
- Filton and Bradley Stoke – Constituency Profile (SkyNews)
- Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll (SGC)
- Election leaflets delivered in Filton and Bradley Stoke (The Straight Choice)
- It’s all to play for in new seat (Bristol Evening Post)
- Where they stand: guide to party election policies (BBC News)
- Election Result – Filton and Bradley Stoke (SGC)
- Video of the result declaration (BBC)
- Lopresti scoops big majority in three-way ‘marginal’ fight (BEP)
Latest News from the FABS Constituency
- Jack Lopresti re-elected for fourth term as MP
- Liberal Democrats select prospective candidate for Filton and Bradley Stoke
- Jack Lopresti holds FaBS but has majority halved
- Jack Lopresti retains Filton and Bradley Stoke seat with increased majority
- Church gives local people a chance to grill their major party candidates
- Jack Lopresti commences re-election campaign
- Pete Bruce chosen as Lib Dem candidate for 2015 general election
- Diana Warner chosen to fight 2015 general election for The Greens
- Ian Boulton chosen as Labour’s 2015 general election candidate
- Ben Walker chosen to fight 2015 general election for UKIP
- MP moves constituency office to the Willow Brook Centre
- Commission set on removing ‘Bradley Stoke’ from constituency name
- Bradley Stoke set to disappear from constituency name
- MP visits Washington for defence talks
- MP opens constituency office in Bradley Stoke
- New MP makes maiden speech in The Commons
- Telegraph says new MP is BSCS old boy
- Jack Lopresti clear winner as Labour push Lib Dems into third
- General Election: high turnout in FABS
- It’s looking good for Jack at the FABS count
- Polling stations open for General Election
- General Election battle goes down to the wire
- FABS election candidate says: “kick them all out”
- Election “expert” predicts narrow Liberal Democrat victory in FABS
- Bradley Stoke Election Forum: Have your say
- Election candidates officially announced
- Christians to quiz FABS General Election candidates
- Lib Dem candidate passes through town on ‘Walk to Westminster’
- Mr ‘None of the Above’ Zero set to stand in Filton and Bradley Stoke
- FABS General Election news roundup (March)
- Latest news from the FABS General Election candidates
- BNP to contest Filton and Bradley Stoke seat
- Local students quiz prospective Members of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke
- Conservatives odds on to take Filton and Bradley Stoke in General Election
- Peter Tyzack chosen to fight general election for Lib Dems
- LibDems announce new parliamentary candidate
- John Kiely resigns as Lib Dem PPC for Filton and Bradley Stoke