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A big "Thank You" to the people of Bristol

Thanks are due to everyone who voted for the Liberal Democrats in Bristol's elections this month. 

Regaining the trust of the public after being a part of the government coalition from 2010 to 2015 was never going to be easy. I am proud that the Liberal Democrats in Bristol fought the election on the basis of a fair deal for local people. After all that is what the Lib Dems are abo

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Bristol - "A Tale of Two Cities"

Bristol – “A tale of two cities”

At the end of 2015 Bristol was praised as the greatest contributor to wealth outside London. Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that by the end of 2014, Bristol was the most productive city outside London. Unemployment is low and the city seems to be thriving. This success hasn’t magically appeared in the last two

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Climate change, fossil fuels and the South West

A few weeks ago I went along to hear Sir Mark Walport, the government science adviser, talking about climate change.  His presentation wasn’t about how to prepare for likely changes in weather patterns but more about how the evidence is stacking up that we really need to take the issue seriously.

To me as a scientist the evidence is pretty convincing.  OK -

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The Commonwealth and the EU

Like many forward thinkers, I consider our membership of both the Commonwealth and the EU as a huge advantage to Britain.

The Commonwealth is a group of 53 countries. It is home to 2.2 billion citizens, over 60% of whom are under the age of 30. You can find out more at: http://thecommonwealth.org. 

It is wrong to say th

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*Newsflash - Latest on Transfats

Last night I heard a news story on the BBC World News.  The American Food and Drug Administration has finally decided to ban artificially-created transfats from the food chain.  These fats were a major part of our food industry until very recent steps to reduce their use.  Cheaper than mixing liquid oil and  thick fats, companies hydrogenated the liquid oil

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