Kerry McCarthy, the Labour MP for Bristol East, is the city’s longest serving representative in Westminster.
Sometimes described as a ‘Brownite’, having been an ally of the former PM the last time Labour were in power, Kerry is now the shadow minister for climate change.
But is the party going far enough to confront the climate crisis? Can the Starmer’s ‘sensible centre ground’ coexist with the Left on key issues of immigration and taxation? And how does a vegan, punk music lover get along with Tories in the House of Commons?
Listen in with Neil Maggs to hear from Kerry McCarthy, the person representing 70,000+ citizens in Bristol East on the biggest issues of the day.
Listen: Love Her – how Weekenders made space for women’s music
As part of this series of podcasts about underrepresented parts of Bristol’s history, this is a homage to Weekenders, a women's music night that started in the late 90s.
VIDEO: Jeremy Corbyn on local news, media ownership and politics for the many
We caught up with the ex-Labour leader at June's Bristol Transformed festival, to discuss his Peace & Justice Project’s local news initiative and whether making jam is, in fact, political.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked, with local political fixer Kelvin Blake taking a peek inside the city’s Labour party machine
Former councillor, now Labour campaign manager Kelvin Blake offers an inside perspective on the workings of power in our city.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with new Green leader Emma Edwards on being the biggest political force in these parts
The Greens are now the council's biggest party, but given their limited experience of being in power, how will they work with others under the new committee system, including their antagonists on the Labour benches?
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Bristol 24/7 editor and Hotwells election hopeful Martin Booth
We sat down with the journalist to discuss his plan to run as an independent candidate in February's Hotwells and Harbourside council by-election, before he pulled out of the race.
Work underway to build new committee system after referendum vote to scrap mayor
A group of councillors from different parties is being set up to design the new system coming into force in 2024.