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By Heather Pickstock

North Somerset Conservative Association raised concerns with Liam Fox about his close friendship with Adam Werritty on a number of occasions over the past decade, it has been revealed.
A source close to the North Somerset Conservative Association (NSCA) said officers had raised concerns about the Defence Secretary’s relationship  with Mr Werritty several times since the MP was elected to power in 1992.

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By Tom Moseley, Parlimanetary Correspondent

This is how Bristol’s new electoral map will look if plans to redraw constituency boundaries are given the go-ahead.

The Boundary Commission for England has announced proposals to redraw constituencies as part of a plan to reduce the number of MPs nationwide from 650 to 600.

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By Ian Onions, Political Editor / i.onions@bepp.co.uk

Trade union leaders in the Bristol area have condemned  Ed Miliband for failing to back strikes over pension reforms.

The Labour leader was heckled by delegates at the TUC Congress  in London, where he said it would be a “mistake” to strike while talks were taking place.

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By Tom Moseley, Parliamentary Correspondent

MPs face a scramble for seats under planned changes to Bristol’s electoral map.

The Boundary Commission for England has announced proposals to redraw constituencies as part of a plan to reduce the number of MPs nationwide from 650 to 600.

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By Tom Moseley, Parliamentary Correspondent

The military supply chain responsible for getting vital equipment to British forces on operations in Afghanistan and Libya is at “critical risk of failure”, MPs have warned.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee said troops fighting on the front line could be hit by shortages within 30 days if the system broke down.

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By Tom Moseley, Parliamentary Correspondent

Ministers have admitted the South West is lagging behind other regions as they announced an unexpected rise in unemployment.

New figures showed that almost 450 more people were on jobless benefits in Bristol last month than in June. Across the wider greater Bristol area, the total went up from 19,604 to 20,429.

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By Tom Moseley, Parliamentary Correspondent

RIOT-HIT residents and businesses in Bristol will be offered help to get back on their feet, the Prime Minister has confirmed.

David Cameron pledged a package of support for homeowners and businesses who have seen their properties destroyed in the carnage, including £30 million of support on top of compensation due under the  Riots Damages Act.

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