This could be the most important election for decades.
In this series, we will be covering three Tory-Labour marginals in depth – Bristol North West, Filton and Bradley Stoke and Kingswood, as well as providing the need-to-know information in Bristol’s three other Labour-held constituencies.
We’ll also be looking Beyond Brexit to the other issues in our society, such as how we deal with the climate crisis, the NHS and education, and scrutinising the campaign materials of local candidates.
"Get Brexit done", "Give the people a final say", "Revoke article 50". Unsurprisingly, this election has been dominated by our exit from the EU, but there are other fundamental issues in our society. Our reporters take an in-depth look at some of them.
Anywhere but Stokes Croft
Which way will Kingswood swing?
Kingswood is traditionally won by the party which takes power in Westminster. Could the Conservative-held seat slip back into Labour control after nine years of Tory dominance? As voters in ‘The Wood’ gear up for election day, local lad Marcus Smith gauges the main issues at play in this seat.Posted by The Bristol Cable on Saturday, 7 December 2019
Bristol South and bloody Brexit - General Election 2019
On the eve of this unpredictable election, Neil Maggs went to Labour-held Bristol South to talk to people about trust in politics, Jeremy Corbyn and Brexit, which divides people.Posted by The Bristol Cable on Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Local policing has been slashed and violent crime is up. Who will claim the mantle of ‘law and order’?
Avon and Somerset Police has had 19% of its police officers cut since the Conservatives came to power in 2010
WATCH: Green and Labour Bristol West candidates head to head
Current Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire and Green challenger Carla Denyer made their case to voters. The Conservative and Brexit Party candidates declined to take part.
Bristol South: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election
Bristol South has some of the most deprived areas in the country. Here’s what the different candidates say they’re going to do about it.
WATCH: Bristol South and bloody Brexit
On the eve of this unpredictable election, Neil Maggs went to Labour-held Bristol South to talk to people about trust in politics, Jeremy Corbyn and Brexit, which divides people.
Bristol History Podcast: Election Special: Polling Day in 18th Century Bristol
As we approach December's election, the Bristol History Podcast asks: how did we get here? To this end I spoke with UWE Professor of History and Heritage Steve Poole about what elections in Bristol looked like some 300 years ago.
Bristol East: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election
Incumbent, Labour’s Kerry McCarthy is expected to win again this election, as she has the previous three, but with a much reduced majority.
Chris Skidmore, Kingswood MP, declined to give statement in staffer’s sexual assault case, says detective
Chris Skidmore’s former parliamentary aide was cleared of sexually assaulting a teenager. The MP says he offered his full support to the police investigation. But a detective claims he declined to provide a police statement.
Filton and Bradley Stoke: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election
Conservative MP Jack Lopresti has held this seat since 2010, but Labour's increase in the vote share over the last two elections is challenging the incumbent.
Kingswood: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election
Party allegiances aren’t permanent in Kingswood, with the seat historically swinging between Labour and Conservative, and candidates will be using Brexit, austerity and climate change to tempt voters.
Local Tory MP takes donation from private jet mogul
The donation comes as the aviation industry is likely to come under scrutiny during the general election for its impact on the climate crisis.