The Campaign blog of the Wessex Regionalists in Eastville
.The letter pictured above is my official confirmation from the council that my name and party emblem will appear on the ballot on May 5th. It was a bit of good news on a sad day, the day that Eastville Library closes. Moves are afoot to turn it into a community hub, which it was already. This is better than being demolished and turned into flats, I suppose, but it still represents a cut imposed on Bristol City Council by the Westminster government. A regional assembly with tax-raising powers would allow the people of Wessex to set our own priorities for spending, rather than the City of London constantly having to turn the rest of the country upside down in order to help itself to whatever falls out of our pockets.