to confirm that following the recent local elections both Geoff
Gollop and Steve Smith were re-elected as your Councillors for
Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze and Cllr Sharon Scott was elected to
represent the ward for the first time. Liz Radford stepped down from
her role as Councillor at this election. We will serve a three year term. All
of our contact details are at the bottom of this email so please do get
in touch if we can help you with anything.
In the Council as a whole the Green Party and Labour each now hold 24
seats, which represents a big increase for the Greens and a loss for
Labour. The Conservative Party holds 14 seats which is the same as
before the election, and the Liberal Democrats hold 8, which is a loss
of 1 seat.
In the other elections:
Marvin Rees (Labour) was re-elected for a second term as Mayor of Bristol
Shelford (Conservative) was elected as Avon and Somerset Police and
Crime Commissioner, replacing Sue Mountstevens (Independent) who stood
down at the election
Norris (Labour) was elected as Mayor for the West of England Combined
Authority replacing Tim Bowles (Conservative) who had also stood down
We would like to thank everybody who voted last week whether you
supported us or other candidates, and we are looking forward to working
for you for the next three years.
Councillor Community Forums
that the elections are out of the way, normal service can resume! We
have been holding online ward forums via Zoom since the first lockdown
and we intend to continue with these for at least the next few months as
restrictions ease. The meetings are opportunities for you to hear from
us about what is happening locally and what we have been working on as
your Councillors. Importantly we can also hear from you about local
issues and concerns, and do our best to answer your questions.
The next meeting will be on the 20th July. It will start at 7pm and usually lasts for 45 minutes to an hour,
depending on how many questions people have.
If you would like to join, please register in advance by clicking the
links below. You will then receive a separate link that you can click
on the day to join the meeting.