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It's neck and neck between Labour and LibDems in Bristol West - with Labour ahead!

I'm no fan of tactical voting and there are loads of really positive reasons for voting Labour and voting Debbonaire in Bristol West. But to those of you who definitely don't want a Tory government, perhaps have always voted Labour, or voted LibDem last time to keep Tories out (look where that got us) - please take note of the latest Yougov poll for Bristol West. 

This is not a seat the other parties stand a chance in - the only party who can take the seat off the Liberal Democrat incumbent is Labour.  

This is Bristol and the South West - LibDems haven't collapsed. There is a lot of support for them still - it's nowhere near what it was and clearly the incumbent is rattled because he is attacking me with negative campaigning both personally and politically. But please make no mistake, it's a massive majority he has.

If you aren't sure ask yourself:

Do you want David Cameron's Tory party representing this country at the UN Climate Change summit this year? 

Do you really want five more years of the Tory-LibDem coalition, or worse?

Would you like the opportunity to vote for a candidate with national credentials and local knowledge, a candidate who will help change the culture of parliament, one who will help make the House of Commons more truly diverse, one with an outstanding record in equalities and ending violence?

If you like the idea of the last one, and you are worried by the possible answers to the first two, remember also that it was a Labour government who brought in the minimum wage - which is now not enough to live on after 5 years of Tory-Libdem government. Labour who introduced Sure Start - cut by this government. Labour who introduced the Education Maintenance Allowance - a massively redistributive, transformational way of helping young people from families with low or modest incomes to stay on at sixth form to get more qualifications - and the LibDem-Tory coalition who axed it. Labour who took nearly a million children out of poverty and introduced the Child Poverty Act 2010 to make ending child poverty a legal obligation - and the LibDem-Tory government who put a million children back in poverty. 

Labour brought in the Climate Change Act, reduced hospital waiting times from months or worse to virtually nil, transformed schools and hospitals and ran a surplus budget right up until the global financial crisis started. 

Now we want to increase the minimum wage, save the NHS, bring health and social care together, reform the housing market and build thousands of new homes - and so much more. We can't do any of this if there is another Tory-LibDem government, or worse. 

Ask yourself who you want to wake up to as prime minister on 8 May. 

I hope you will be voting Labour - Debbonaire on 7 May in Bristol West. 

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