Clifton Ward Team

Your candidates Johnny Palmer (on the left) and Nicholas Coombes

Labour have failed our city. We want to use our energy and experience to stand up local residents, oppose the mayor's damaging plans for the Cumberland Basin and build a carbon-neutral Bristol.

- Nicholas Coombes, Bristol Liberal Democrats Clifton Ward Candidate

“I am excited at the prospect of serving this excellent community. I see the role as being one of understanding and empathy, which will feed into creating positive change for the community and holding the City Council to account. I look forward to doing some great work with everyone in the ward!”

- Johnny Palmer, Bristol Liberal Democrats Clifton Ward Candidate

About the Candidates

Nicholas Coombes

Nicholas moved to Bristol six years ago, and lives with his partner in Clifton. He works as a chartered town planner, specialising in nationally significant infrastructure.

He wants to use his expertise in energy and transport to help Bristol cut carbon and congestion.

Before moving to Bristol, he served as a councillor in Bath for 8 years, chairing the Regulatory Committee.

0117 9466489
8 Manilla Road, Clifton BS8 4ED


Johnny Palmer

Johnny is passionate about the city, understanding the issues that matter, giving people a voice to people and getting things done.

Having been raised in rural Tasmania he came to Bristol in 2001 – he loves the city, the region, the people of Bristol, it’s ecology and the opportunities the city presents.

He is a successful business person working in multiple sectors and investments, while also balancing that with being a vocal environmental activist, married father of two, scout leader, wild swimmer, and adventurer.

Johnny is the founder of the Warleigh Wier Project and Sewage Free Swimmers. He is founder and owner of Pytech, The Virtual Venue and SolCel, as well as co-founder of Intelligo and Eutierria Domes. He is also the director of #PytchAir which “lands” in 2021.

07970 430 089
[email protected]
4 Christina Terrace, Hotwells BS8 4QB


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Clifton eNews - November 2020

Welcome to Clifton eNews! This is our regular newsletter to let you know what's going on in City Hall and Westminster. We hope you find it useful and informative, but if you have any questions or comments then please don't hesitate to get in touch.

In this edition:

  1. Coronavirus
  2. Bristol's Labour Mayor blocks regional funding
  3. Parking permits
  4. Residents survey results
  5. Protect your vote


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