Central Ward Team

Your candidates Zac and Fergus

The Labour Council have been letting Central ward down. There are many issues that have not been fixed; cleaning up our air; helping the homeless and sorting out the issue with rubbish. While, we would make this our priority.

- Fergus and Zac, Bristol Liberal Democrats Central Ward Candidate

About The Candidates

Fergus Ustianowski

I am a student at the University of Bristol studying Physics however, I have been very involved in the Bristol Lib Dems for nearly 2 years now.

I first joined the Lib dems in 2017 as soon as I turned 18 and eligible to vote. I am now the student representative on the local party exec board and I am the new campaigns assistant for Bristol Lib Dems.

I became the key ward activist for Central about 18 months ago and fully committed to fight until this ward is won.

We need more Liberal Democrat councillors in City hall and Central is one of the areas we can win as we held Cabot ward for many years!

Fergus Ustianowski

Zac Barker

I have lived in Bristol for nearly 16 years. I came to Bristol in 2004 to study at the University of the West of England (UWE). Upon graduation chose to make this city my home.

I now work as a Medical Records Administrator. I re-joined the Liberal Democrats in 2016, inspired by the party’s opposition to Brexit and it’s vision for Bristol.

I want to be a Bristol City Councillor because I want to give something back to the city that has given me years of happy memories, good friends and a loving wife.

I want to help Bristol Liberal Democrats hold to account a Mayor and Labour Administration that is getting more aloof and unaccountable to the electorate. I also believe in Bristol Liberal Democrats vision of Bristol being a sustainable, safe, innovative and culturally confident city.

Zac Barker


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Active travel for Pedestrians and Cyclists must not exclude the less mobile

Bristol City Centre has seen recent road closures to provide a more peaceful environment for pedestrians and cyclists.  However, we would hope that any further changes will give greater consideration to accessibility for less able citizens of Bristol.  Keeping the city centre air clean, must not come at the exclusion of those with less physical mobility.  


Bristol City Council must also keep aware of the danger of disproportionately affecting parts of Central Ward with air pollution just by displacing it with such road measures elsewhere.  The welfare of all residents of Central Ward needs to be safeguarded.  We encourage the council to look into supporting biodiversity infrastructure, such as the planting of vertical gardens, moss walls and parklet planters to provide a natural mitigations against air pollution.  Such initiatives would complement the many trees which contribute to cleaner air and create a pleasant environment for all.


The enforcement of the new system, especially around Bristol Bridge, also requires more consistency.  Strategically minded road closures in the City Centre have the potential to give local businesses a much-needed boost COVID lockdown.  However, such measures should only be done while keeping in mind the overall quality of life of those living and working in Central Bristol.


The upcoming lengthy closure to the Redcliffe Bascule Bridge will undoubtedly present an obstacle to the flow of pedestrian and cycle traffic in the area.  To alleviate this, we advise that Bristol City Council look into revisiting the project of a bridge from King Street and across the Harbour in Welsh Back.  This project could change the layout of the centre in a way that would be beneficial to both local residents and businesses on Kings Street.


Furthermore, we back the proposal by Lib Dem Metro Mayor Candidate Stephen Williams to allow provision within multi-story car parks in Central to also provide safe bicycle storage.  Recent surges in bicycle theft in our city highlights the provision of this facility as a pressing issue.


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