Clifton Down Ward Team

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society

- Laura and Merche , Clifton Down Lib Dem Candidates

About The Candidates

Laura Barry

I moved here to study at Bristol University twenty years ago, and loved the city so much I ended up staying!

I am currently an NHS research scientist, and enjoy helping students with both project work and getting the most out of living in Bristol. Previously I worked in Clifton Down on the Children of the 90s project, looking at factors that affect the health outcomes of local children.

As a non-driver I share the frustrations of many residents with Bristol’s dire public transport system, and would make reforming this a priority if elected as a Councillor.

Laura Barry
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Merche Clark

Since settling in Clifton Down in December 2014, I have enjoyed getting involved with the local community – becoming Joint Secretary of the Clifton Down Community Association, Committee Member for Friends of Redland Library and a Governor at St John’s Primary.

When we work together we can really effect change (or keep our local services in the case of the library!). As Councillor, I can take our concerns to Bristol City Council not just for our area, but to push our city forward.

Merche Clark
[email protected]
0117 903 0950

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Clifton Down eNews - August 2020

Good morning,

Welcome to Clifton Down 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. Council payoffs continue
  2. Residents’ parking permit warning
  3. Consultation on houses of multiple occupation
  4. New Covid-19 test centre opening at Victoria Rooms
  5. Ways you can have your say!
  6. Calls to pedestrianise Cotham Hill
  7. Bristol University
  8. Loss-making Bristol Energy sold
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