Category Archives: Lockleaze

Election gossip latest

A couple of snippets just in … Bristol’s Respect Party are likely to be running four candidates in the local elections on June 4. Energetic troublemaker Jerry Hicks will be running again in Lockleaze while the excellently named Prince-Abdulaziz has … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley, Bristol, Easton, Green Party, Lawrence Hill, Lib Dems, Local Elections 2009, Local government, Lockleaze, Politics, Respect Party | Tagged , , | There are 65 comments


Lots of Lib Dem budget amendments. A fair few went through. Including one that I spoke to: a 150k proposal for domestic violence work (perpetrators work etc). I felt proud to be able to promote this particular proposal. I welcomed … Continue reading

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"Why don't you fucking go home Kathy?"

As an incendiary file usefully cataloguing over nine years of abuse allegations under three different owners at Kingsmead Lodge Nursing Home slowly makes its way to Blogger HQ, the spotlight may soon be falling upon the city council’s former Head … Continue reading

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Hicks quits SWP

Life long socialist Jerry Hicks, the former AEU/Amicus convenor at Rolls Royce in Bristol, who was dismissed in dubious circumstances in 2005, has quit the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), describing the Respect Party in which they are key coalition partners … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Lockleaze, Respect Party, The British Left, The Trots, Trade Unionism | Tagged , , | There are 2 comments