Mary Page for Bristol Mayor

The role of mayor has centralised power in City Hall. This prevents communities from controlling change in their own areas. I want local people to be empowered in our city, not leave power in the hands of a mayor and a few highly paid council consultants.

Strong communities are vital so that we can lead happier, healthier, wealthier and fulfilled lives. Only by working with the whole city, can we tackle the big challenges, like transport, homelessness, education, elderly and special needs care, and climate change. Together, we can build a future for Bristol that is culturally, financially and environmentally sustainable.

- Mary Page, Bristol Liberal Democrats Mayoral Candidate

 


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State of the City: Mary's Response

Lots of talk in the ‘state of the city’ speech but the reality is ‘what change has there actually been?’. In reality Marvin is held back by being part of the Labour Party with a Labour leadership who can't even offer a vision or decision on Brexit. 

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Mary for Mayor

Mary Page in front of Clifton Suspension Bridge

Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate wants to scrap the job when elected!

Mary Page is the only candidate in Bristol's 2020 mayoral race, who wants to return control to our communities.

The mayoral system, in place since 2012, has seen inaction and indecision run rampant in Bristol City Council. The Bristol Arena project was cancelled and £12m wasted, the Clean Air plan was a year and a half late, the South Bristol recycling centre has still not been delivered, despite funding allocated in 2013, and nothing has been done to fight the climate emergency declared by the Council last year.

Mary Page, Liberal Democrat candidate for mayor, will give Bristolians the chance to abolish the job and to return power to our communities. Mary said “The role of mayor has centralised power in City Hall. This prevents communities from controlling change in their own areas. I want local people to be empowered in our city, not leave power in the hands of a mayor and a few highly paid council consultants.”

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About Mary

My professional background is broadcast journalism. That means I’m more interested in your story and achievements than I am in my own. What matters to me, both personally and professionally, is that I’m listening to and understanding you, your life and challenges, and the skills which you can offer to help shape solutions for our future. So please get in touch to let me know what matters to you.

That doesn’t mean I’m not proud of some of my achievements, but what fascinates me more is what can we do together. Working in public relations, media and branding has given me the opportunity to tell other peoples' success stories.

At the National Composites Centre (NCC), a specialist technology development centre, I had the privilege of working with major companies such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce, GKN as well as start-up innovators and inventors like Dymag, ASAP Watercrafts and Electroflight.

The public needs Liberal Democrats, like never before, because we represent something which matters, summarised eloquently by the preamble to our constitution. It's the values of 'liberty, equality and community' which drive me to stand up and say, “I'm a Liberal Democrat and every policy we support means that 'no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity'.

 


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