General Election 2024

A Labour victory in Bristol East is odds-on, but will a Green surge cut the party’s majority?

Demographic differences in the vast Bristol East constituency, which now includes Easton and Knowle, could mix up the vote.

In Filton and Bradley Stoke, home to Bristol’s defence industry, it’s the Tories on the back foot

In the ‘divided’ new constituency of Bristol North East, opposing voters feel a common lack of options

General Election 2024

Could Bristol get its first Green MP? Inside the battle for Bristol Central

The Greens have the wind in their sails after winning the local elections in Bristol, and are picking up lapsed Corbynistas. But will it be enough to overturn Labour's huge majority and take the seat?

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St Paul’s residents call for action on ‘upsetting and depressing’ fly‑tipping in their neighbourhood

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‘Prison felt safer than the streets’: why women’s homelessness needs to be better understood

None of the above: what are the alternatives for Bristol voters fed up of the big parties?

If you don’t want to vote for Labour, the Greens, the Lib Dems or the Tories, smaller parties and independents are offering options that don’t involve sitting at home or spoiling your ballot.

From dubious mermaids to harsh prison conditions: how Fred Little documented Bristol a century ago

The Easton-born photographer’s work provides a unique, and sometimes vividly reimagined, perspective on how our city looked during the early years of the 20th century.

‘He was our godfather’: Bristol musicians remember Mark Stewart

It’s a year since the Pop Group singer, a revered figure of the post-punk era, died aged 62. Beyond the uncompromising legacy of his own releases, his influence remains etched into his home city’s musical DNA.

How St Paul’s residents fought to make the Malcolm X Centre a space for the community

The Malcolm X Centre on Ashley Road is one of Bristol’s most well-known and treasured community venues. What’s less well remembered is the struggle local people went through to lay the foundations for that status.

Bristol is about to ditch its mayor. What can it learn from Sheffield?

The clock is ticking down on Marvin Rees’ time in charge, with a new less centralised power structure based around committees replacing the mayoral model. With a similar transition having taken place in South Yorkshire, are there lessons for our city?

The ‘Red Scout’: how a boy from Brislington became caught up in anti-communist hysteria

Seventy years ago this month, Paul Garland was kicked out of the Scout movement over his links to the British Communist Party, with his case making the pages of Time magazine and sparking debate in the House of Lords.