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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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  • Article: Aug 19, 2014

    Homophobia in football grounds should be met with the same zero tolerance as racism, Bristol West MP Stephen Williams has said.

    The Lib Dem Communities Minister has called for clubs, the FA and the police to tackle anti-gay abuse with the same vigour as racial discrimination.

    Gay rights charity Stonewall estimates that seven out of ten fans have reported hearing homophobic slurs at matches.

    Mr Williams said:

    "We need to stamp out homophobia on the terraces with the same vigour that we banished racism. It isn't acceptable that footballers still feel the need to hide their sexuality out of fear of abuse.

    "I want homophobia to be treated with zero tolerance just the same as racism and I want clubs, stewards, the police and FA to work even harder to achieve this aim.

    "Football clubs in England and Wales have done a frankly remarkable job at cracking down on racism since it was rife in the 1970s.

    "With the occasional exception that draws deserved criticism from fans, our game is leagues ahead of many of our European neighbours when it comes to integration."

  • Article: Aug 13, 2014

    Lib Dem MP for Bristol West Stephen Williams welcomes the news that unemployment in the UK has fallen by 132,000 in the last quarter (April - June) to 6.4%. This is a 437,000 fall on the year and the biggest annual fall on record.

    Unemployment in Bristol West has also fallen again to 2,582 claimants.

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  • Article: Aug 5, 2014

    In his role as Minister for Communities and Local Government, Bristol West MP Stephen Williams has written a letter reviewing some key Lib Dem achievements in the Department in recent month:

    Dear colleague,

    As we break for summer recess, I wanted to write a brief note to update on you on the progress that has been made at DCLG in recent months. Despite differences in priority between our Conservative coalition partners we have made huge strides in key policy areas and I believe that you can be proud and confident highlighting these achievements on the door step.

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

    Bristol West MP, Stephen Williams, was last night made 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.

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