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Pete Bruce chosen as Lib Dem candidate for 2015 general election

Posted on Wednesday 4th March 2015 at 10:31 pm by SH (Editor)

Peter Bruce, Liberal Democrat candidate for Filton and Bradley Stoke.

Winterbourne resident Pete Bruce has been chosen by the local Liberal Democrats to stand as their candidate at the forthcoming general election in the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency.

He has a background in science and engineering, having previously worked for local firms such as Airbus, and is now involved in a number of local voluntary groups. He has a particular interest in environmental sustainability and is already campaigning for improved public transport links for people who live and work around this part of South Gloucestershire.

Mr Bruce’s candidacy was announced at a well-attended meeting at Winterbourne Community Centre hosted by neighbouring MP and Minister for Pensions, Steve Webb.

Commenting on Mr Bruce’s selection, Steve Webb said:

“I am delighted that the local Lib Dems have selected such a strong candidate as Pete Bruce to fight the next general election. I have known him for nearly twenty years and his experience working in the aerospace industry would be especially valuable as MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke. He is a committed environmentalist and is actively involved in local community groups and would have a lot to contribute in Parliament.”

Pete Bruce told the meeting:

“I am very pleased to be chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate to seek the support of the people of Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency to serve and represent them. I have my roots in the constituency area and love its diversity, with much to celebrate and preserve in its green spaces, sympathetic architecture, communities and industry. However, the global and local challenges we face will need new creative partnership solutions for the benefit of all.”

For a list of all the candidates announced so far, plus expert predictions and betting odds, visit The Journal’s 2015 General Election page.

This article originally appeared in the March 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Diana Warner chosen to fight 2015 general election for The Greens

Posted on Tuesday 10th February 2015 at 9:58 pm by SH (Editor)

Dr Diana Warner, Green Party candidate for the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency in the 2015 General Election.

The Filton and Bradley Stoke Green Party has announced the selection of Dr Diana Warner as the Green Party candidate for the Filton and Bradley Stoke (FABS) parliamentary seat in the 2015 general election.

Dr Warner lives in Filton and has two adult children. A staunch supporter of the NHS and motivated by improving the health of all, Dr Warner chose a career path as a general practitioner, amassing 25 years of local practice experience. She is currently working in a maternity cover role with the Stoke Gifford & Conygre Medical Centre.

Speaking after her selection, Dr Warner said:

“I have decided to stand as MP because I see increasing hardship among all the people I serve. This is due to huge financial inequality, as today the very rich get richer. Those with middle incomes are facing reduction in their wealth and increased working hours and insecurity. Poorer people are having to manage biting austerity. The Green Party is determined to change this. If money is shared more equally we can all benefit from modern technology and innovation and we can all make the choices that will help us to live well.”

“Here in Filton and Bradley Stoke we are in an excellent position to go forward into the twenty-first century. With Airbus, Rolls-Royce and other industry on our doorstep, we are at a centre of cutting edge technology. We need to use technology for real benefit for us and for our environment.”

“The Green Party has coherent and comprehensive strategies which will increase security and wellbeing, improve transport and environment, provide opportunities and vision from infants to retirees. It is a fully democratic party funded by membership and individual donations. This ensures that all our policies are developed by the majority, not by the corporate minority.”

Related link: 2015 General Election in FABS (The Journal)

This article originally appeared in the February 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Ian Boulton chosen as Labour’s 2015 general election candidate

Posted on Thursday 9th October 2014 at 9:03 pm by SH (Editor)

Ian Boulton, Labour candidate for Filton and Bradley Stoke.

Members of the Filton and Bradley Stoke Labour Party have selected a former Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Ian Boulton, to be the Labour Party parliamentary candidate at the general election in May 2015.

Cllr Boulton lives in the constituency in Staple Hill, which is the ward he represents on the council. He was also the Labour candidate for Filton and Bradley Stoke in the 2010 general election, when Labour came second.

In a statement, Cllr Boulton said:

“I am so aware that our residents really want an MP who will work for them in Parliament, promote our local interests and deal with our concerns. It would be a privilege to work to ensure all our residents have an MP who is keen to give them a voice in Westminster.”

The constituency of Filton and Bradley Stoke was created at the 2010 general election, when the Conservative candidate Jack Lopresti was elected with a 6,914 vote (14.3%) majority.

Predicted election result for the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency (by Electoral Calculus 2014-10-09).

Cllr Boulton says he is encouraged by the findings of Election Calculus, an election result prediction website, which is currently showing Filton and Bradley Stoke to be a potential Labour gain (see graphic, right).

Betting odds offered by bookmaker Ladbrokes paint a different picture, however, with the Conservatives currently 1/3, Labour 9/4, Lib Dems 33/1 and UKIP 50/1 to win the seat.

Cllr Boulton added:

“Over the last couple of years I have attended hundreds of events and met thousands of people in our area and it is clear we all just want a Member of Parliament whose first and foremost priority is simply to work hard for each and every resident.”

“My family and I have lived around this constituency for generations and, while we have much to celebrate about this area, there are still plenty of issues on which a good Member of Parliament can provide help and assistance.”

Earlier this year, Bradley Stoke councillor Ben Walker was announced as the UKIP candidate for Filton and Bradley Stoke.

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Ben Walker chosen to fight 2015 general election for UKIP

Posted on Thursday 23rd January 2014 at 10:17 pm by SH (Editor)

Cllr Ben Walker.

Bradley Stoke councillor Ben Walker has been chosen as the UKIP candidate for the Filton and Bradley Stoke (FABS) parliamentary seat in the 2015 general election.

The party has also announced its first wave of prospective South Gloucestershire Council candidates.

Speaking after his selection, Cllr Walker said:

“I’m honoured to have been selected as the Filton and Bradley Stoke UKIP candidate and will continue to work for people across the constituency and South Gloucestershire. Our branch continues to grow from strength to strength as does our public support and we look to contest as many South Gloucestershire Council seats as possible.”

“People want change as they have been consistently let down by successive parties; we are that change with the representation of people at our core.”

Filton town councillor Keith Briffet was selected to stand as a South Gloucestershire Council candidate in Filton, along with Alan Tink, a former Filton town councillor and chair of council.

Derrick Powell from Bradley Stoke was also selected to stand for South Gloucestershire Council in Bradley Stoke.

Speaking after their selection, Keith Briffet, Alan Tink and Derrick Powell said:

“We are the fastest-growing party in Britain and the first new political force for change for 100 years. People are joining us in their thousands every month because we are prepared to say what they’ve been thinking. Only UKIP want to leave the costly, meddling EU, end mass immigration, stop soaring energy bills and cut foreign aid.”

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