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Liberal Democrats select prospective candidate for Filton and Bradley Stoke

Posted on Saturday 16th March 2019 at 6:05 pm by SH (Editor)

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

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 North East Somerset Council, will contest Kingswood.

Louise said: “It’s a great honour to become the candidate for Filton and Bradley Stoke. I’m looking forward to speaking about Lib Dem priorities and values in the area. We know that South Gloucestershire and the country have been let down by the Conservatives on education, the NHS, local services and Brexit, and I’m eager to listen to residents about their concerns.”

Dine said: “The Kingswood constituency is an area with two stories. There are areas of new development here with a commuting population who will be feeling very nervous about their jobs as we approach Brexit day, and there is another group living with deprivation in their community who want answers to Conservative austerity. The Lib Dems demand better than Brexit, which will only make that struggle worse.”

Claire Young added: “I’m delighted to stand alongside a team of talented women for the Lib Dems for the second election in a row. Voting Lib Dem here is a positive choice against the usual disappointing palate of bland politicos that will fill the Conservative and Labour tickets. Across our area, people are starting to demand better from Westminster, and I know Louise and Dine can provide it.”

Related link: South Glos Liberal Democrats

This article originally appeared in the March 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 31). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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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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Deputy Prime Minister’s Bradley Stoke visit axed

Posted on Friday 8th April 2011 at 1:28 pm by SH (Editor)

Nick Clegg [photo by Odder; licence: Cc-by-2.0]

A visit by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to Bradley Stoke planned for today has had to be cancelled “for operational reasons”, according to a Liberal Democrat spokesperson.

The visit first came to light on BBC Radio Bristol news bulletins this morning (Friday 8th), where it was announced that:

“The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to make a flying visit to the West Country today. The Liberal Democrat leader will be in Bradley Stoke to answer questions from the public in what his party calls a Town Hall-style meeting.”

However, on contacting a local Lib Dem source, The Journal was told that the visit had been cancelled on security grounds because the BBC “shouldn’t have announced it”.

Further investigation by The Journal revealed that the meeting was to have taken place at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS).

Continue reading for more background to the axed visit »

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Liberal Democrats launch South Glos manifesto

Posted on Tuesday 22nd March 2011 at 6:50 am by SH (Editor)

Launch of the South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats' 2011 Manifesto

South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats fired the opening shots in the 2011 Local Election campaign when they launched their ‘Action for our Area’ manifesto in Bradley Stoke’s Town Square on Saturday morning.

Local MPs Steve Webb and Don Foster joined local candidates and activists to promote the document that promises to “create a Council that works for you … not for the Government”.

Voters will go to the the polls on Thursday 5th May to elect representatives to South Gloucestershire Council (SGC)  and Parish/Town Councils, including Bradley Stoke Town Council (BSTC).

SGC has been controlled since May 2007 by a minority Conservative administration, while the Town Council currently has a comfortable Conservative majority (twelve seats against the Lib Dem’s two and one independent).

The three SGC wards in Bradley Stoke and Stoke Lodge are represented by five Councillors. Of the current incumbents, four are Conservative and the other a Lib Dem.

In looking to regain overall control of SGC, the Lib Dem manifesto states:

“When we ran South Gloucestershire – and when no party had complete control – things were better. Residents had a real say in things. Now, the local Conservatives are simply doing what they want, irrespective of whether you want it.”

“If you give us power in 2011 we will work with you to help you create the sort of green, clean, fair and safe communities you have told us you want to live in, with a Council that listens to you and gives you real power over your own lives and communities.”

Read on for six things the Lib Dems say they will fix »

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