After 16 years as your councillor, Mark Wright is retiring. Over the last 6 months, Mark has been showing our new candidate, Alex Hartley, the ins and outs of the council and the ward, and showing him how to be a good councillor. They have already had success together, with Alex's campaign on the cladding scandal being widely publicised in the local news, and Mark's motion to full council being approved unanimously. They have been working together on a new campaign to fight the Mayors destructive plan for Cumberland Basin, and have been working hard to protect and clean up our green spaces on Brandon Hill & Cumberland Piazza.
This May you have the chance to continue the strong local Liberal Democrat tradition in the ward by voting for Alex Hartley to succeed Mark Wright.
Will you be voting for Alex on May 6th?
The Bristol Lib Dem 2021 local election manifesto is centred around three things: Sustainability, Better Service & Better Governance. Our ambitious but achievable vision for Bristol is is an embodiment of the Lib Dem preamble in our constitution 'The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.'
I signed the Bristol SEND Community Alliance manifesto because I believe that every child deserves an equal opportunity to flourish and thrive.
For too long, children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families in Bristol have been let down.
250 children and young people left without a specialist school place. Unacceptable delays in the issuing of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). A lack of transparency and accountability, with parents and carers unable to have their voices heard. Families left to fight to have their child’s basic needs met.
This is just the tip of the iceberg.