On Sunday, Keir Starmer visited us in Bristol. Keir spent the morning at the First Bus depot in Lawrence Hill, being shown the new biogas buses, which will be powered by food waste from Croydon! This is the result of a partnership between the Council and First, which means our city will have a bigger biogas fleet than anywhere else in the country. You’ll be seeing the new red buses around east Bristol soon. Keir was invited to take the bus for a spin round the depot, and proved to be a natural – there’s a job waiting for him if he doesn’t get to be Labour leader!
I then took Keir for a quick lunch at Bonnie’s Café in Church Road, before heading to the Rose Green Centre, where he was greeted by a packed-out room of party members. He told them that it’s time to put factionalism aside and to unite as a party: divided parties don’t win elections. I’m supporting Keir to be the next Labour leader, as I believe he has an impressive background and tons of experience; that he is committed to Labour values, and has a strong sense of moral purpose; and that has the credibility to convince the voters that Labour will be able deliver on our election promises. If you’d like to stay informed about Keir’s leadership campaign, you can sign up here: https://keirstarmer.com/