This is the new blog for Kerry McCarthy, Labour MP for Bristol East. Very much a work in progress, so bear with me…
As for me… I was elected in May 2005 as MP for Bristol East, and re-elected, on different boundaries, in May 2010. My constituency covers the council wards of Hillfields, Frome Vale, Eastville, St Georges East + West, Brislington East + West, and Stockwood – i.e. east Bristol!
Soon after being elected in 2005 I became a member of the Treasury Select Committee. I’ve also served as parliamentary aide (PPS) to Rosie Winterton at the Department of Health, for a few months as she was steering the Mental Health Bill through Parliament, and then two years as PPS to Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State for International Development. In July 2009 I was appointed to the Government whips office, and now that we’re in Opposition I am, for the time being, carrying on as an Opposition whip – the good news though, is that I can speak in Parliament again.
See my website, or earlier blog posts for more info on issues I’ve raised in Parliament, and causes I’ve taken up at a local and national level.
For past blog posts – until I work out how to transfer content! – see www.kerrymccarthy.blogspot.com.
For my website, check out www.kerrymccarthymp.org.uk.
On Facebook it’s www.facebook.com/kerry4MP (yes, I know it needs updating!) and there’s also a facebook group.
And on Twitter, it’s @KerryMP.
Or you can contact me by post at 326a Church Road, St George, Bristol BS5 8AJ or call the constituency office on 0207 219 4510.