Category Archives: Elections

Labour Party leadership speculation Easter special

Our man sipping Champagne with the socialists says there’s already open talk in the Bristol Labour Party of the possibility that they could lose eight council seats at the local elections on June 4. This has led to much speculation … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Budget, Elections, Labour Party, Local Elections 2009, Local government, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | There are 33 comments

Oh shit! More Lib Dem Clifton thickies on the way

As if they didn’t have enough wealthy twits from Clifton in their councillor ranks, come the elections in June it looks like the Lib Dems will be foisting some more of these ridiculous home counties Tories-in-disguise upon us. Joining Lib … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Bristol North west, Conservatives, Elections, Kingsweston, Lib Dems, Local Elections 2009, Local government, Politics, The Downs | Tagged , , , , , | There are 67 comments

Sprawl news

News drifts in about the land assembly process for the new Bristol City FC stadium at Ashton Vale. Predictably it features a lot of familiar faces on that small but influential local developer scene. At the beginning of December 2007, … Continue reading

Posted in Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, Bristol South, Conservatives, Developments, Elections, Environment, Labour Party, Lib Dems, Local government, Merchant Venturers, Planning, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | There are 21 comments

Terry's cooked

The fact that local Labour frontbencher Terry Cook has announced his resignation seems to be passing without comment. He says, “[I’m] retiring to spend more time with my business”. Hmmm.

Posted in Avonmouth, Blogging, Bristol, Bristol North west, Elections, Labour Party, Lawrence Weston, Local government, Politics, Shirehampton | Tagged | There are 58 comments

MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE – Full Council Meeting, 10th Feb 2009

By Martin Whitelock The inevitable happened: – LibDems will wait until the June election in the likelihood of being voted in by the electorate as they are now the majority party in Bristol. – Conservatives got severely reprimanded by LibDem … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Conservatives, Education, Elections, Green Capital, Green Party, Home Care, Labour Party, Lib Dems, Local government, Politics | | There are 45 comments


The Evening Cancer might not be prepared to report on their columnist, George Ferguson’s role in dodgy public park land deals but they’re more than happy to give his poncey Tobacco Factory bar some free publicity. “George flies the flag … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Bristol Evening Post, Developments, Elections, Local government, Media, Merchant Venturers, Southville | Tagged , , , | There are 8 comments

Bunter's by-election belly flop as best buddy Bretherton bungles it!

St George West local election 3 May 2007: Tory vote share 36.83% (2nd place, 1.5% behind 1st place) St George West local by election 9 October 2008: Tory vote share 18.75% (3rd place, 15% behind 1st place) As the Tory … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Bristol East, Conservatives, Elections, Evelyn Post, Local government, Politics, St George | Tagged , , | There are 22 comments

Recycling news feat. Banksy balls

That hotbed of investigative journalism, the Evening Cancer newsroom, has been very busy this week researching original stories by looking on the, er … Internet! First up – plastered across the front page on Wednesday – The Blogger’s sensational revelation … Continue reading

Posted in Banksy, Blogging, Bristol, Bristol East, Bristol Evening Post, Elections, Graffiti, Journalism, Labour Party, Local government, Media, MPs, Politics, Recycling | Tagged , , , | There is 1 comment

Elected mayor now!

Come on. It’s time to kick the current bunch of utterly useless, self serving tossers out of the Council House. Some sensible souls have started a petition so we can have a referendum on whether we should have an elected … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Elections, Local government, Politics | Tagged | There are 37 comments


The appalling Esther Pickup-Keller – wife of the equally appalling Derek Pickup, the city’s education boss with the shady past in the council’s community grants department – has discovered a new gravy train to her liking. Pickup-Keller currently picks up … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Education, Elections, Labour Party, Politics | Tagged , | There are 5 comments