Councillors Update

News from our Councillors

Local Election Results

Just 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
  • Mark Shelford (Conservative) was elected as Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, replacing Sue Mountstevens (Independent) who stood down at the election
  • Dan 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

Now 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.

Click here to register for the meeting on the 20th July

COUNCILLOR CONTACT INFORMATION
Cllr Geoff Gollop
cllr.geoffrey.gollop@bristol.gov.uk
0117 9039946
Cllr Sharon Scott
cllr.sharon.scott@bristol.gov.uk

Cllr Steve Smith
cllr.steve.smith@bristol.gov.uk
07769 285266 or
facebook.com/CouncillorSteveSmith
Or write to us: City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR.