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Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. Since first being elected as Bristol West's Lib Dem MP in May 2005, I have been kept busier than I ever believed possible.

I've spoken to many constituents in my weekly surgeries - covering every possible subject, from dentistry to shops on Gloucester Road!

I have met countless community groups and local organisations, along with public service chiefs and business leaders. I always thought I knew Bristol well, having lived here for 20 years - but you'd be amazed what more there is to learn.

It was an honour to have been re-elected as the MP for Bristol West, especially with an increased majority. I am grateful to everyone who voted for me on May 6th and I am looking forward to continuing to work hard for Bristol West and representing you in Parliament.

This website contains a lot more information about my work, both in Bristol and in Parliament, the campaigns I am involved in, as well as wider news from the Liberal Democrats across Bristol West. It also allows you to:

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  • Stephen Williams Alderman of Bristol
    Article: Jul 23, 2014

    Bristol West MP, Stephen Williams, was last nigh made an an honorary Alderman of the city and county of Bristol.

    Stephen Williams was first elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor to Cabot Ward in May 1993. Details of his service as follows:

    Elected to Avon County Council 1993-96.

    Elected to Bristol City Council 1995-1999.

  • Article: Jul 11, 2014

    Communities and Local Government Minister and Bristol West MP Stephen Williams united with Prince's Trust employees and key stakeholders yesterday at an official reception event (Thursday 10 July), to discuss how the youth charity's new centre on Victoria Street will transform young lives.

    The new Prince's Trust centre is located at the heart of Bristol, halfway between Bristol Temple Meads station and the city centre. This hub for unemployed young people will equip them with the skills and confidence they need to get back into work, education or training. The Trust is now delivering a range of programmes from the new centre, including bespoke one-to-one support, team-building and work placements.

  • Article: Jul 8, 2014

    The former Post Office sorting depot next to the train station has created one of the worst blots on the city's landscape for 17 years.

    Bristol West Lib Dem MP Stephen Williams has described the derelict building as "horrific". He said:

    "I travel between Bristol and London twice a week and I am always reminded of this horrific building whenever I step off the train at Temple Meads.

  • Stephen Williams MP supporting Guide Gogs' Talking Buses Campaign for AV on Buses
    Article: Jul 8, 2014

    Stephen Williams MP is supporting a campaign led by the charity Guide Dogs to make travelling by bus easier for people with sight loss.

    The MP for Bristol West met with Guide Dogs alongside Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Baroness Kramer to discuss how audio visual (AV) announcements in buses can help blind and partially sighted people use buses more easily and not miss their stops.

  • Article: Jul 7, 2014

    The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership today agreed an historic Growth Deal with the Government which will see £212.6million invested in the West of England.

    A total of £79million has been confirmed in the first year and as part of the Government's on-going commitment to the West of England LEP, it has provided an indicative award of a further £133.6million of funding from 2016/17 onwards. The Deal will help create up to 5,000 jobs, and generate up to £70 million in public and private sector investment.

  • Article: Jul 6, 2014

    More than 6,300 carers in Bristol will receive a bonus worth up to £250-a-year under a Liberal Democrat government, it has been announced.

    The no strings attached Carer's Bonus will help more than one million people who look after disabled loved-ones. The annual payment will help full-time carers get a bit of extra help and recognises the invaluable contribution they make to society.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2014

    Stephen Williams, MP for Bristol West, visited Bristol Ferry Boats Friday 27 June to show his support for this year's Co-operatives Fortnight campaign (21 June to 5 July 2014).

    Co-operatives Fortnight is the co-operative movement's annual awareness campaign, aiming to help people become more familiar with co-operatives in their local area and beyond.

  • Article: Jul 1, 2014

    Bristol West MP Stephen Williams MP has welcomed the announcement by Lib Dem Pensions Minister Steve Webb MP that pensioners would be guaranteed to earn at least an extra £790 per year by the end of the next parliament under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans.

    These changes mean the state pension will be worth at least £131-a-week by 2020, up from just £97.65 four years ago. In total pensioners who receive the full state pension would get at least £6,800 in 2020. The plans are expected to benefit 55, 872 pensioners in Bristol.

  • Article: Jun 30, 2014

    MP for Bristol West, Stephen Williams, spoke with the students about the employment course and their individual situations as well as taking part in team building activities and participating in a 'coping with change' session.

    The course, Hired and Inspired, is part of SGS College's highly successful Suited, Booted, Recruited programme. It is a 10 day employability course designed to give people the necessary skills and qualifications needed to help get them back into the world of work.

    Stephen Williams MP comments:

    "I was highly impressed by my visit to South Gloucestershire and Stroud College during Adult Learners' Week and I am glad I got to see the impressive work they are doing through their 'Suited, Booted, Recruited' courses.

    "Getting people back into work is one of the top priorities for myself and the Liberal Democrats and these courses are a great opportunity for people of all ages to build on their skills and get ahead in employment.

    "Unemployment is falling in Bristol and the hardworking staff at SGS College can be proud of their contribution through providing this successful service."

    Taking place from 16th-20th June, the national Adult Learners Week initiative is aimed at getting those aged over 19 back into education and to inspire adults to try something different. This year SGS College has tailored the sessions on offer to focus on employment.

    Programme co-ordinator, Louise Slessor comments:

    "It was great having Stephen come and take part in our Hired and Inspired course on Friday. He gave us some fantastic feedback, commenting on how fun the activities were and what a lovely venue it was. The learners and staff really enjoyed meeting him and we were all very grateful that he was able to give up his time to come and get involved."

    This story was originally posted on the Bristol Post website, here.
  • Article: Jun 23, 2014

    As many as 8,000 potholes will be fixed in Bristol over the next year thanks to Liberal Democrats' pressure in government.

    The funding is part of a nationwide scheme which sees councils across England allocated £168 million to repair potholes. The money will help fix more than three million potholes across the country and is part of the largest investment in the roads since the 1970s.

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