Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire has been appointed a Labour Whip in Jeremy Corbyn's shadow team.Read the full story ›
Mr Corbyn, who was widely expected to win the contest, called on MPs to rally around whoever was elected by the party's members.Read the full story ›
Labour supporters have gathered in Bristol awaiting the announcement of the party's new leader.
The party is set to announce the results of the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and challenger Owen Smith imminently.
Mr Corbyn, who is widely expected to win the contest, has called on MPs to rally around whoever is elected by the party's members.
A man who admitted leaving homophobic and racist abuse on the answer phone of Ben Bradshaw has avoided a jail sentence.
Geoffrey Farquarhson from Fore Street in Exeter made the call to the MP's office shortly before the murder of Jo Cox.
Farquarhson was handed 12 weeks in jail, suspended for two years.
He was also given a restraining order preventing him from contacting Mr Bradshaw or going anywhere near the Labour Party office.
A domain owner has used the Labour Bristol website to condemn Jeremy Corbyn and the people behind Momentum.Read the full story ›
Momentum Bristol, which supports under-pressure Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, is meeting later to discuss backing his leadership campaignRead the full story ›
A strong statement has been issued from CWU withdrawing financial support from Bristol's 3 Labour MPs.Read the full story ›
The Bristol branch of the campaign group Momentum will gather in Bristol in support of the beleaguered leader this evening.Read the full story ›
The Bristol MP for Labour West Thangam Debbonaire has become the latest to resign from the shadow front bench.
In a statement she said:
"I have resigned today from the shadow front bench."
"I was delighted when Jeremy Corbyn asked me to serve as his Shadow Arts and Culture Minister. I gave the role my all and I know many arts and culture organisations valued the opportunity to be consulted about Labour’s position on the arts."
"I have spent the last few months working hard for the constituency; for my boss Maria Eagle, the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; and for a vote to ‘Remain’ in the EU referendum last week."
"In Bristol West, we voted overwhelmingly for ‘Remain’, and I know that activists worked their socks off for the campaign. I was therefore very disappointed that Jeremy Corbyn did not put his heart and soul into arguing for our membership of the EU."
"Furthermore, David Cameron’s resignation is likely to spark a general election. We need to be ready to win it. I believe that, with Jeremy Corbyn in charge, we would not be in a position to win over the general public."
"And I know he is not the right person to show strong leadership through Brexit negotiations."
"My resignation letter makes it clear how sincere my respect for Jeremy is and how difficult this decision has been."
"Many constituents have contacted me over the weekend, both in defence of Jeremy and in asking him to resign. Given that opinion is evenly split, I feel I can confidently follow my own views on this matter. I do understand that some people will be disappointed with my decision."
"I know that in time we can move forward as a strong, united Labour Party, working hard for Bristol and the country."
Ben Bradshaw has once again called on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to go and has urged people to support an online campaign to unseat him.Read the full story ›