Bristol Liberal Democrats have lunched their election campaign for the City of Bristol Mayoral and local elections taking place on 5th May, with a full slate of 70 local election candidates across the 34 wards in the city in May in addition to our candidate for mayor, Dr Kay Barnard.
The party has already announced its ‘Six to Fix’ mini-manifesto. The document highlights six key problem areas in Bristol, from improving recycling rates to reductions in parking charges, as well as giving people a greater say over local democracy.
When the Bristol Lib Dems last ran Bristol City Council, the party delivered a proven record of investment in schools, libraries and energy efficiency, whilst at the same time delivering a freeze in council tax for consecutive years to help those on low and middle incomes.
Lib Dem Mayoral candidate, Dr Kay Barnard, said:
“My Liberal Democrat colleagues and I will work with our local communities to help local businesses thrive, put into place sustainable solutions to improve congestion and pollution and ensure local services benefit everyone. We are proposing a clear raft of measures that would make a huge difference to peoples' lives in the city. This is after all our city, our community; our Bristol.
“On May 5th Bristolians will have a big decision to make. Our ‘Six to Fix’ reflects what residents have been telling us on the doorstep over the last three and a half years since the introduction of the Mayoral model of local government. The mini-manifesto demonstrates our serious commitment to improving local services and the difference voting Liberal Democrat locally will make.”
Cllr Gary Hopkins, Lib Dem Group Leader who is seeking re-election as a councillor in Knowle ward, added:
“The Liberal Democrats would be the best choice for Bristol’s future and we are confident we can take many ward seats back across the city.
“We are committed to community politics, working tirelessly for local people – not big business or trade unions. We will do what is right for our city and unlike the current administration we would not run the Council in a dictatorial manner.”