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General Election 2019

  • 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.

  • Essential reading

    Dodgy bar charts, misinformation and propaganda in Bristol North West

  • "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.

    • Crime

      Reports

      Who will claim the mantle of ‘law and order’?

    • Climate

      Climate is the hot topic between Labour and Greens in Bristol West

    • Housing

      Features

      In Bristol’s housing crisis everyone’s a loser apart from the landlords

    • Education

      Features

      School funding on the ballot paper

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

General Election 2019

Cable editorial: Our media and elections are all too much like a century ago. Here’s what we can do.

A lot has changed, but too much remains the same.

The breakdown on the election in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

Beyond Brexit: In Bristol’s housing crisis everyone’s a loser apart from the landlords

General Election 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

General Election 2019

Beyond Brexit: Schools funding on the ballot paper

General Election 2019

Climate is the hot topic between Labour and Greens in Bristol West. Here’s what the candidates had to say.

Bristol female MP candidates speak out about misogynistic abuse

Threatening and violent language towards our politicians raises bigger questions.

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.

WATCH: Which way will Kingswood swing?

As voters in ‘The Wood’ gear up for election day, local lad Marcus Smith hits the streets to chat to people about the main issues...

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.

I'm Jewish and I'm still campaigning for Corbyn's Labour

Antisemitism is real, but Corbyn’s Labour is not where the danger lies, writes Sage Brice.

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 West: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election

The race for Bristol West is on, with Green and Labour candidates both saying they’re the most deserving of the Remain vote.

The online falsehoods and dark money targeting voters in Filton and Bradley Stoke

The information war on social media is all the more important in Tory-Labour marginals.

Campaigners target Kingswood in boater voter registration

'Votey McVoteFace' relaunches to get boaters to vote tactically in marginal seats.

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.

Private dentistry boss bankrolls Tory MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke

Election candidate Jack Lopresti is a recipient of cash from a major private dentistry firm.

Bristol West General Election Hustings

Hospitals, schools, climate change, Brexit… Your chance to put the big questions to your parliamentary candidates for Bristol West.

Help us monitor the election and keep the campaign clean

Join the Cable in being on the lookout for misleading data, dodgy money and half truths in this election.

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.

Bristol North West: What you need to know for the 2019 General Election

The marginal seat has flipped between Labour and Tories for years.

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.

Lib Dem use of data misleading in marginal seat of Bristol North West

The criticism comes after national controversy about tactical voting advice and use of polling data.

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.

The race is on for Tory held marginal Filton and Bradley Stoke

Labour is on the offensive and mobilising hundreds despite trailing in polls.

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