So, welcome to the new Bristol Politics blog, a one-stop shop for… well, Bristol’s politics. Anything that relates to the actitivies of the elected representatives of this city will go up here. Stories, comment, video, pictures, a diary of upcoming events, you name it.
Here’s how it’s going to work. There are three catagories of post, identified by an extraordinarily stylish colour coding system.
Shameless self promotion yes, but the site will also serve as a handy resource for our extensive coverage of issues like the selling off of green spaces, the £70 million of Bristol City Council cuts and the upcoming local elections.
Yes, we will also reproduce statements from people without any kind of old-fashioned journalistic tampering, including all that wonderful spin. That will include official releases from the city council, releases from councillors themselves but also campaign groups relating to political issues.
This category is for any kind of comment piece. Think of it as a letters page. If any councillor, campaigner or general member of the public wants to submit something for inclusion on any political topic, we’ll consider it. Email it here – email@example.com
And that’s that. Of course, the reality is most news is a mish mash of all three. But blue, red and green would make for a hideous colour so let’s see how we get on.
Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter for the Evening Post
P&J cover image courtesy of David Hawgood