Karin Smyth is MP for Bristol South

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Karin Smyth is MP for Bristol South and a member of the Labour party.

Karin Smyth has 14695 followers on Twitter.

📰 READ: Karin Smyth MP supports measures to end the UK Tory Government’s incompetent management of the country.

http://karinsmyth.com/2022/06/29/karin-smyth-mp-supports-measures-to-end-the-uk-tory-governments-incompetent-management-of-the-country/

Thankyou ⁦@CommonsSpeaker⁩ lovely event celebrating the British - Irish relationship welcoming the Irish Parliament Speaker Sean O Fearghail to Parliament today

Springfield Allotments have got some excellent gardening volunteering opportunities.

If you are interested check out the details below 👇

The Conservatives are soft on rape, soft on rapists and they don’t like to face the fact that they’re letting sex offenders off and letting survivors down. No-one is going to stop me from standing up for victims. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/30/minister-complains-speaker-labour-remarks-convictions?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

This is pretty good from the @LabourHealth / @wesstreeting team - responding to Sajid Javid's promise of a 'digital revolution' for the NHS....

They've dug out 16 previous occasions in the last 10 years where health secretaries have made similar speeches

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📺 WATCH: The instability that breaking an international agreement causes will impact businesses & people in Bristol South.

Our international reputation as a safe place to do business, our stability & our rules-based economy are being totally trashed by the Government.

Simon Case refuses to come clean about his dirty work for Boris Johnson | John Crace https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/28/simon-case-refuses-come-clean-dirty-work-boris-johnson?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1656443214

We’re deeply saddened that our patron, @bowelbabe, has died, and our hearts go out to her family and everyone who knew and loved her. Deborah’s star shone bright; she was a true inspiration to so many.

Thank you @PatricKielty for a powerful, honest and joyous night @sohotheatre Perfect night for the week that’s in it

📺 WATCH: The US Supreme Court decision on #RoeVsWade means we must redouble our efforts to defend women's reproductive rights because they are fundamental to our economic rights.

There is a globally financed attack on these rights and we must respond in kind.

🧵#Menopause has taken Parliament by storm!

@overthebmoon and @Theramex bought the #MenoVest into Parliament today which simulates Hot Flushes!

We had a fantastic turnout from colleagues of all parties wanting to show their support and solidarity

💷#Money Matters event in #BristolSouth💷

Find out more about what financial support is available to you, and ask local experts your money questions.

📅Friday 15th July, 1.30pm-3:30pm
📍St. Augustine’s Church, Whitchurch

Free for all to attend, no booking required.

📻 ICYMI LISTEN: The Govt is playing a very dangerous game with the NI Protocol.

The UK must uphold its international obligations and strive to maintain peace and consensus in Northern Ireland.

The Speaker has granted two UQs today @MariaMillerUK rapes not taken forward for criminal prosecution and @DianaJohnsonMP ensuring that US women’s rights to reproductive healthcare are protected

Serious about being one of @UKLabour’s next MPs? Need to be on top of your game for selection? Join LWN in Birmingham 13th & 14th August for the next #LWNPoliticalSchool. We are looking for the best; apply early. Bursaries available. Could change your life https://www.lwn.org.uk/parli_candidate

In the debate on NI Protocol Bill where the ERG briefing sheet clearly moves from the Act of Union at the start of 19th Century to the 1998 Agreement but speakers seem oblivious to any significant developments in between

Somewhat galling to hear the argument that respecting the Good Friday Agreement is the Government’s primary concern when made by those who were reckless about the implications of Brexit on the GFA in 2016 and/or 2019.

“Do I consider this to be legal under international law? Will it achieve its aims? Does it at least maintain the standing of the UK in the eyes of the world?”

Former PM Theresa May says the answer to all three questions is ‘no’.

She isn’t supporting the Gov’s protocol bill.

📻 ICYMI: I was on @BBCPolitics Westminster Hour on Sunday discussing a huge range of topics from #Wakefieldbyelection to standards in the House of Commons and much more.

You can listen back here👇https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0018nj0

Today the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill has its second reading in the Commons. It is worth a reminder as to why it is so awful - being divisive, damaging on multiple fronts, officially justified on flimsy grounds, and unofficially justified on a plan that isn't working. 1/n

📺 WATCH: The Govt's approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol is nothing short of reckless.

During the @CommonsPACAC we spoke to international trade experts on the legal position the Govt is taking & the precedents being used as cover for ripping up a supposed 'oven-ready deal'

Labour has now claimed the centre ground – and has shown it can win | Keir Starmer https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/26/labour-has-now-claimed-the-centre-ground-and-has-shown-it-can-win?CMP=share_btn_tw

The PM just admitted on @BBCr4today that the economy “has not grown as it should.”
Lack of growth has hit wages, tax revenues and national prosperity.
I’d like to thank him for confirming what Labour has been saying is true.

On #ArmedForcesDay2022 I want to thank all the Armed Forces Personnel in #BristolSouth.

You & your families continue to give our country so much & I know that our community will remain eternally grateful.

#ArmedForcesWeek #ArmedForcesDay

📰 READ: Here's my weekly round-up for constituents in Bristol South.

Have a good weekend everyone!
http://karinsmyth.com/2022/06/24/weekly-round-up-30/

Today’s US Supreme Court decision is an unimaginable blow to women across the United States.

Access to a safe, legal abortion was a right enshrined law. That it is no longer is shameful. #RoeVsWade

It's vital to hear from care-experienced young people. Only then can we deliver and unlock a social care system that works for them.

There are over 80,000 children in England now in care so we must secure measures that make their lives better. #ItsOurCare

Wakefield’s win will go down in history, @SimonLightwood.

I’m so proud of our Labour Party and the changes we’ve made to be a government in waiting.

#SocialCare isn't just about residential care.

On #LDWeek22 I want to raise awareness of those who care for people with learning disabilities and ensure they have access to wonderful opportunities.

The dedication of these carers - many unpaid - cannot be praised highly enough.

📺 WATCH: Despite the eagerness of the PM to erode standards in public life, @UKLabour's commitment remains & we will continue to pursue bringing back good standards of government.

It's what the country expects of good, decent governance.

Wakefield was a great campaign to be part of, delighted people there have put their trust in ⁦@UKLabour⁩ thanks to all brilliant activists and staff. Look forward to welcoming ⁦⁦@simonlightwood⁩ to Westminster next week

16.6% of people in #BristolSouth with suspected breast cancer were seen by a specialist within two weeks at the start of 2022 (Jan-Mar).

📉 This is lower than the England performance of 54.0%.

We have #NoTimeToWaste in driving up waiting times. @BreastCancerNow

Great reception out on the #labourdoorstep today for @simonlightwood - managed to squeeze in a quick ice cream break too!🍦Six hours till polls close #votelabour

On #ChildrensHospiceWeek I want to thank everyone who works & fund raises for our children's hospices.

These hospices are dedicated #ForTheChildren & help families make the most of their lives together, no matter how short. @jessiemaytrust @Tog4ShortLives.

This Conservative Government’s Bill of Rights con is an attack on women.

It will make it harder for victims of rape to get justice.

But it comes as no surprise from a Govt that has effectively decriminalised rape.

People are in so much pain, they are pulling their own teeth out.

DIY dentistry in one of the richest countries on the planet.

The Conservatives’ response is to blame the patients.

This is so far from the original promise of the NHS.

Care must be provided to all who need it.

We have published the letter sent to us By Lord Geidt clarifying his reasons for resigning as the Independent Advisor on Ministerial Interests.

https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/22732/documents/167114/default/

In @HouseofCommons chamber where @wesstreeting just starting our debate on access to GP services and NHS dentistry. Across the country people are seeing the pressures in the system, all MPs are seeing in our casework and still no workforce plan from the Government to help

Sir Bob Neill becomes one of the first Tory MPs to publicly criticise the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

He writes in @TheHouseMag that it is legally dubious and politically risky

Here's why he has a hard time buying government's "necessity" argument

https://www.politicshome.com/news/article/bob-neill-northern-ireland-protocol-bill-legal-criticism

This week @FeedingBristol is holding a #FoodJusticeWeek, to begin conversations about making an equitable food system.

With events being held at @windcityfarm and @squarefood, there’s lots to get involved in.

Find out more here👇
https://www.feedingbristol.org/food-justice-week-2022

"Even at this eleventh hour it is still possible for Grant Shapps to step in."

Shadow Transport Secretary @LouHaigh says a "resolution must be found" to settle rail strikes.

#KayBurley: https://trib.al/RZyCwTT

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Fantastic to be back in Wakefield with Labour’s brilliant candidate @SimonLightwood.

This Thursday is Wakefield’s chance for a fresh start.

A chance to send a message to the Tories that they can’t ignore: Wakefield deserves better.

#VoteLabour

📺 WATCH ICYMI: On Tuesday I spoke in a debate on the desperate need for the Portishhead branch line to be opened.

The Govt has dragged its feet for too long. This harms our ability to tackle climate change with public transport or connect new homes being built in Bristol South.

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