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...

Cabot eNews email newsletter

Mark emails a monthly newsletter, Cabot eNews, and you can sign up to receive it here. More...

Nov 2019 - Cabot eNews

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

Oct 2019 - Lib Dems demand "4th Option" for Cumberland Basin

Over the summer the Council did an engagement on the Mayor's three "options" to redevelop the Cumberland Basin and build new roads around it. More...

Oct 2019 - Two Bristol councillors defect to the Lib Dems in one month!

The remarkable defection of 7 MPs to the Lib Dems in Parliament has been reflected locally as well, with two Bristol councillors defecting to the Lib Dems during September. More...

Oct 2019 - Government tears up Mayor's clean air plan

Over the summer the public was also able to comment on the Mayor's two options to fix Bristol's air pollution problem. More...

Oct 2019 - Cabot eNews

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

28 Aug 2019 - Lib Dems demand fourth option for Western Harbour development

Bristol City Council has begun a four-week 'engagement' on three options for the Western Harbour development. More...

Aug 2019 - Cabot eNews

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

June 2019 - Cabot eNews

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

Jun 2018 - Mayor's Cumberland Basin development plans criticised for secrecy

At a recent meeting of the Council's urban development scrutiny committee, Cllr Mark Wright raised the issue of the ongoing problem of trying to get any official information about the Mayor's plans for the Cumberland Basin. More...

Jun 2018 - Bristol Mayor "stalling on city clean-air plan" says Government

In an astonishing intervention after Bristol failed to comply with a government direction to submit its plans to improve air quality in the city, the Government Minister for the Environment wrote to Bristol's Mayor this month, saying "You have unlawfully failed to comply with the direction, and I am absolutely astonished at your delay in improving air quality for the people of Bristol. More...

Jun 2018 - Council secretly increases Harbourside Pavilion hire-cost by 1,000% !!!

In a piece of truly astonishing behaviour, the Council secretly increased the costs for community groups hiring our local Harbourside Pavilion by TEN TIMES! Back through 2015-16 the harbourside community and Cllr Mark Wright ran a campaign to get the Pavilion back into use by local community groups - which was what it was originally built for. More...

May 2019 - Cabot eNews

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

Apr 2019 - Cabot eNews

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

Mar 2019 - Cabot eNews

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

Jan 2019 - Cabot eNews

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

11 Nov 2018 - Cllr Mark Wright passes 'no-idling zones' motion

A Liberal Democrat motion to introduce 'no vehicle idling zones' across the city was unanimously passed at Full Council. More...

Nov 2018 - Council admits it failed vulnerable children

Bristol Council has been defeated in the High Court in a remarkable case brought by parents of children with "Special educational needs" (SEND). More...

Nov 2018 - Labour Mayor breaks key manifesto promise and scraps Bristol Arena

Bristol once again has seen one of its ambitions as a city left in tatters after Labour Mayor Marvin Rees ripped up plans for an Arena at Temple Island. More...

Nov 2018 - Demand better from Bristol's buses

If you've taken the bus in Bristol you know you're rolling the dice. More...

Nov 2018 - Council *chose* to pay ex CEO £100k!

The Council's independent auditors, BDO, have finally agreed the city's accounts for 2018 - but only after stating clearly that the Council was NOT obliged to pay the departing Chief Executive, Anna Klonowski, a whopping £98,000 pay-off - it did so at its own "discretion". More...

Nov 2018 - Cumberland 'plans' appear online

A company called Place Dynamix has published online their "master-plan" vision for the Cumberland Basin. More...

Nov 2018 - Cabot eNews

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

Oct 2018 - Cabot eNews

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

Sep 2018 - Cabot eNews

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

Jul 2018 - Cabot eNews

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

May 2018 - Cabot eNews

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

Mar 2018 - Cabot eNews

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

Feb 2018 - Cabot eNews

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

Jan 2018 - Cabot eNews

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

Nov 2017 - Cabot eNews

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

Oct 2017 - Cabot eNews

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

Sep 2017 - Cabot eNews

September's edition of Cabot eNews. 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...


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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