No "legal barriers" to Living Wage say Labour

No “legal barriers” in the way of Bristol City Council becoming a Living Wage Accredited Employer – say Labour 
Bristol’s Mayor is to be challenged on his suggestion that there are legal barriers to getting full accreditation for the Council as a Living Wage Employer.

Green Capital – What about the Mayor’s Carbon Footprint?

As Bristol’s Green Capital Year approaches the Mayor is to be challenged about his carbon footprint.

Help Asylum Seekers who are keen to comply with the Law

Help Asylum Seekers who are keen to comply with the Law – say Labour

Labour councillors are to ask Council to support the idea that that Bristol’s asylum seekers should have a central location for compulsory signing.

Asylum seekers are required by the Home Office to sign in regularly while they apply to government to be treated as refugees unable to return to their home country for fear of reprisals.

Mayor must make the Arena work for local people too

Mayor must make the Arena work for local people too.

Labour councillors will be demanding a number of improvements to the plans for the city’s new Arena to make sure the project brings benefits to as many people in Bristol as possible – including the neighbouring communities in Lawrence Hill and Windmill Hill wards.

In a statement to Cabinet this evening, Labour will ask that urgent action is taken to develop a transport plan for the arena, after councillors were recently told that no work has been done on this to date.

Devolution in the West of England

Pictured L-R: Cllr Richard Tucker (North Somerset), Cllr Helen Holland (Bristol City), Cllr Pat Rooney (South Gloucestershire), Cllr John Bull (Bath & North East Somerset).
28 November 2018
Devolution in the West of England: A joint statement by the Labour Group Leaders on the four West of England authorities

Bristol’s Budget Consultation

Bristol’s Budget Consultation - Joint statement 
on behalf of the Bristol Labour, Lib Dem, Conservative and Green parties 
The four main political groups in Bristol would collectively like to raise their concerns with the Mayor’s proposal, as part of Bristol’s Budget Consultation, for £100,000 for a feasibility study for 
further development of Colston Hall.
Labour Leader, Cllr Helen Holland, says: 

Labour Councillors Question if Budget Focused on Correct Priorities

Labour Councillors welcome any genuine consultation on the Budget, and that there is apparently a little more money than the Council’s finance people thought - but a consultation with a shopping list attached makes it sound as if the Mayor has already made his mind up.

Libraries - consult with people who don’t use them – say Labour

Libraries - consult with people who don’t use them – say Labour.


Cllr Estella Tincknell, a former city librarian, says that now might be a good time to review the way we use the city’s libraries, but the Mayor needs to prove that the whole review process is not a smoke screen for achieving cuts of £1.2m.


Councillor  Tincknell, Labour's Deputy Leader and Spokesperson on Arts and Culture said:

Saving Cuts – where has the money gone? Ask Labour

Saving Cuts – where has the money gone? Ask Labour. 

Labour councillors at Tuesday’s council meeting will be asking what exactly has been bought with hard won budget amendments they secured last February.


Living Wage




From the Labour Councillors on Bristol City Council


Living Wage Employer Bristol City Council

-      but what about the council suppliers and contractors.



Labour councillors are concerned that the Mayor is back-pedalling from his stated aim to make Bristol a Living Wage city.


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