MPs from the south west will be taking their seats in the Commons today for the first time since the General Election. Among them will be nine new MPs - all Conservative except two; a Labour winner in Bristol West and a woman elected to hold Bristol South's Labour seat after Dawn Primarolo stepped down.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Bristol this evening to protest against the austerity cuts - set out by the new conservative government.
Protesters gathered by the fountains on St. Augustine's Parade and are currently marching through the centre of the city:
Avon and Somerset Police have released the following statement ahead of the anti-austerity protest expected to take place in Bristol later this afternoon.
Avon and Somerset police have a long and proud history of facilitating peaceful protests.
We are aware of the plans for an event in Bristol tomorrow and the appropriate policing plan is in place for this.
Anyone who is planning on attending this event to engage in disorder will be dealt with robustly.
Labour's Chuka Umunna has announced he will be running for leadership of the party whilst on a visit to Swindon.
In a video posted on his Facebook page, Mr Umunna said he had travelled to the town to make the announcement because it was the kind of place where Labour should be winning.
You can see the full video below:
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Swindon North's Justin Tomlinson MP has been appointed Minister for the Disabled and Weston-super-Mare's John Penrose MP has become a minister in the Cabinet Office.
An anti-austerity protest is expected to take place in Bristol tomorrow (Wednesday).
Similar gatherings have already taken place in London, but organisers say their protest will be peaceful, following 15 arrests at the event in the capital.
As of Tuesday, more than 3,000 people have joined the Facebook page for the Bristol protest.
"We want an end to austerity. An end to the right wing media who are allowed to run amok. An end to the poor getting poorer and the rich getting richer. An end to an unfair voting system. This protest is about standing up for all that is so frightening about this tory government. It is a clear message from our city to Westminster that we will not surrender our voices."
"Please note this is an entirely PEACEFUL PROTEST. The organisers of this event are holding a strict safe space policy, meaning we will not tolerate or accept any actions or chants that are in any way offensive."
A trio of Bristol Labour MPs are on their way to London for their first day of work in Parliament.
Newly elected Thangham Debbonaire - MP for Bristol West - and Karin Smyth - MP for Bristol South - accompanied returning MP Kerry McCarthy on the train this morning. They'll be summoned a week from today.
The three were elected along with Conservative Charlotte Leslie MP in Bristol North West, completing an all female line-up of MPs in the city.
Some of the west country's new MPs will be heading to London today for their first day of work in Parliament.
They'll be summoned a week today.