Cabot News

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News, Campaigns and Events

Mark Wright's published articles

Dr Mark Wright publishes occasional "opinion" articles on a range of subjects for the website "Liberal Democrat Voice". More...

Jul 2017 - Cabot eNews

July's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

Jun 2017 - Cabot eNews

June's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

May 2017 - Cabot eNews

May's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

8 May 2017 - Metro Mayor result...and General Election called too!

Half-way through the Metro Mayor campaign, PM Theresa May stunned the nation by calling a snap General Election. More...

2 May 2017 - Thursday is election day!

No, not the General Election - that's June 8th! Thursday is Local Election day, and most of former "Avon" has an election to pick the regional "Metro Mayor". More...

Apr 2017 - Cabot eNews

April's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

Mar 2017 - Cabot eNews

March's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

Feb 2017 - Stephen Williams selected as Lib Dem Metro-Mayor candidate

Former Bristol West MP and government minister, Stephen Williams has been selected as the Lib Dem candidate for the May Metro-Mayor election. More...

Feb 2017 - Cabot eNews

February's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

10 Feb 2017 - Local councillor's questions to Mayor and Council on power-boat racing

Hotwells and Harbourside councillor, Mark Wright, has been trying to find out what the Mayor's and Council's plans are for the return of power-boat racing, which has been touted in the media. More...

Jan 2017 - Metro-Mayor to go ahead

The councils of Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Gloucestershire, recently agreed to the proposed £1 billion "West of England" devolution deal. More...

Jan 2017 - Council Tax to rise 5% in 2017

The Labour Mayor, Marvin Rees, has proposed a 5% Council tax rise for 2017. More...

Jan 2017 - Harbour power-boat racing again?

The Mayor wants to see power-boat racing return to Bristol harbour, and is exploring the idea with a promotions company who want to deliver the event. More...

Jan 2017 - Cabot eNews

January's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

Dec 2016 - Cabot eNews

December's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

Oct 2016 - A Metro Mayor for Bristol?

At the end of June, Bristol Council voted overwhelmingly to move forward with Bath and South Glostershire councils to set up the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority, with a "Metro Mayor" to oversee strategic infrastructure issues. More...

Oct 2016 - Labour Party U-turn on Low Emission Zone

Just two months after taking office, the Labour council did its first U-turn - on the Low Emission Zone! Cllr Mark Wright was very pleased when Bristol Labour joined his campaign calling for an LEZ for central Bristol, just before the General Election in 2015. More...

Oct 2016 - Theresa May in, Corbyn returns

With speedy efficiency - for which they should be commended - the Conservative Party has installed Theresa May as the country's second ever woman PM. More...

Oct 2016 - Victory on the Pavilion!

After a spirited 6-month campaign, the Pavilion on Harbourside is now available for community use! The Council had indicated it was willing to compromise back in April, and now it has finally bowed to our campaign - pressure from local residents, community groups, and Cllr Mark Wright's petition delivered in June with 226 signatures on. More...

Oct 2016 - All change in British politics...

It has been the most momentous summer in British politics for generations. More...

Oct 2016 - Cabot eNews

October's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

Sep 2016 - Cabot eNews

September's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

Aug 2016 - Cabot eNews

August's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

12 Jul 2016 - How we lost the European Union

In the biggest democratic vote this country has ever seen, a few muppets beat the combined might of every living Prime Minister, nearly every expert on every subject, the captains of industry, the unions, the City of London, and every foreign leader who isn't a lunatic. More...

Jul 2016 - Cabot eNews

July's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

20 Jun 2016 - The patriotic case for Britain in the EU

The phrase "British values" is a powerful shibboleth. More...

15 Jun 2016 - EU Referendum!

With the dust barely settled on the local elections, citizens are going to the polls again on Thursday 23rd June for a crucial vote on the future of the United Kingdom. More...

15 Jun 2016 - Low Emission Zone campaign continues

Cllr Mark Wright has hit the ground running after being re-elected, and has already submitted formal questions about air quality to the new Mayor, Labour's Marvin Rees. More...

15 Jun 2016 - Big local Planning applications

A number of big planning applications are bubbling up at the same time across the Hotwells & Harbourside ward. More...

Jun 2016 - Cabot eNews

Jun 2016's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

9 May 2016 - Mark Wright re-elected in Hotwells and Harbrouside ward!

Dr Mark Wright has been re-elected as the first councillor in the new in Hotwells & Harbrouside ward. More...

3 May 2016 - Mark Wright is... A Councillor worth keeping!

Well-known local councillor Dr Mark Wright is asking for your vote on Thursday 5th May. More...

2 May 2016 - Poole's Wharf to Rownham Mead bridge to be closed for repairs

The turquoise footbridge connecting Poole's Wharf to Rownham Mead will be closed for 5 months for essential repairs. More...

May 2016 - Cabot eNews

May's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

12 Apr 2016 - Bristol Lib Dems launch 2016 manifesto

Bristol Liberal Democrats have launched their 2016 manifestos for the Mayoral and councillor elections in the city. More...

Apr 2016 - Cabot eNews

April's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

7 Apr 2016 - Councillor goes fourth!

Popular local councillor Dr Mark Wright is to stand for election in the new ward of Hotwells & Harbourside. More...

13 Mar 2016 - Cabot eNews

March's edition of Cabot eNews. More...

6 Mar 2016 - Community facilities on Harbourside

A battle has broken out between the Harbourside community and the Council over the use of a community building, the Pavilion. More...


Recent Publications

Below are listed some publications by Cabot Liberal Democrats. These are delivered by volunteers to most households in Cabot. Lib Dems have a tradition of informing local residents of developments and issues in their area. If you would like to help us delivering newsletters like these, please contact us.


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