Karin Smyth

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Karin Smyth has been the Labour Party Member of Parliament for Bristol South since May 2015. [1]

Smyth replaced Dame Dawn Primarolo, who had served the constituency since 1987, as the Labour parliamentary candidate following her retirement in March 2015. [2] In the 2015 general election Smyth ensured the seat remained Labour with a majority of 7,128. [3]

Smyth is a supporter of the Blairite Progress grouping.


  1. Karin Smyth MP www.parliament.uk, accessed 29 May 2015
  2. Rt Hon Dame Dawn Primarolo www.parliament.uk, accessed 29 May 2015
  3. Bristol South parliamentary constituency BBC News, 8 May 2015, accessed 29 May 2015