George Colwey

Podcasts

Listen: Owen Jones on leaving Labour, the war in Gaza and his general election campaign for left-wing candidates

The journalist, author and political activist didn't mince his words on Keir Starmer and the state of media in the UK.

Listen: How it could all go down in Bristol at July’s general election

Cable Live: Will drugs ever be legalised in the UK and how do we get there?

Podcasts

Listen: Area in Focus – the fight for the St Paul’s dentist’s

In February, hundreds of people queued up on Ashley Road for several days to register for NHS dentistry, as the local practice reopened. In this episode, we tell the story of the campaigners who fought to ensure their neighbourhood did not lose a vital health service.

A cartoon of a voter putting a voting slip into a ballot box. Opposite is an electoral map of Bristol, where the Green Party won the most seats.

Local Elections 2024

Listen: The Debrief – what does Bristol’s Green surge mean for the city, and what next for the council under a new committee system?

Local Elections 2024

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Emma Edwards on making local politics less toxic, and whether the Greens are ready for power

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Tory leader Mark Weston on how the council has waged ‘war on motorists’ and wasted millions

The councillor of nearly 20 years discusses the Tories' miserable national polling, the millions of pounds of public money wasted by the council, and the cultural divides between Bristol's inner city and suburbs.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Jos Clark on ‘bloody rude’ Marvin, looming Labour thrashing and Lib Dem comeback

The experienced local councillor, who is a strong critic of Marvin Rees and the mayoral system, talks libraries, Bristol's failing bus services and her prediction that Labour will take a kicking after eight years in power.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Labour’s Tom Renhard on building new homes, his fast rise to party leader and why the Greens aren’t ready for power

Labour will be trying to hold onto power after eight years of running the city. Local leader Tom Renhard says the Greens, Labour's main competition, won't be able to step up and make big decisions.

Listen: The Debrief – why does transparency matter, and is the council getting any better at it?

It’s almost six months since the Cable asked why Bristol’s performance on FOI requests was so poor. As the city’s political system prepares for change, Alex Turner talks to Priyanka Raval about why this is important, and whether we can look forward to more open local government.

Listen: The Debrief – Bristol is ditching its mayor, but what can it learn from Sheffield?

On 2 May 2024, Bristol will wave goodbye to its mayor and return to a committee system. Isaac Kneebone Hopkins chats with Priyanka Raval about what we can learn from Sheffield's experience of local government reform.

From the archive: Cable Longreads – Could co-design help transform Bristol’s housing estates?

The condition and availability of social housing, and how public bodies communicate with people, are important issues. How can co-design help?