Bristol Liberal Democrats launch 2024 local election campaign

9 Apr 2024
Lib Dems Campaigning

The Bristol Liberal Democrats were proud to launch their local election campaign in Westbury-on-Trym on Saturday 6th April for the most important council elections in over a decade. As we move away from the Mayoral system to a Committee-based system, having qualified and experienced councillors who will fight for their communities in City Hall is so important. 

All of our candidates have signed up for our six missions for Bristol, which focus on creating a healthier city that cares, action not words on the climate crisis, pushing for a children-centered city, fixing our broken public transport, fostering a caring council, and building thriving communities across Bristol. 

We have put forward a full slate of 70 candidates across the city, so everyone in Bristol can back our long-term vision for a better Bristol. While Labour and the Green party are playing politics over control of City Hall, we are working hard in our communities, continuing our presence as community champions.

Liberal Democrats Council Group Leader Cllr Jos Clark said “From defending and expanding our council base in South East Bristol, to taking on the Conservatives in Bristol’s blue wall of Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze and Stoke Bishop, we are working hard to elect community champions across Bristol, who will put their area’s first. We see this election as the time for the Bristol Liberal Democrats to grow and thrive, and offer a liberal alternative to a city suffering after years of neglect from Labour and the Tories.”

Candidate for Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze and former Mayoral candidate for the Lib Dems, Caroline Gooch said “The Lib Dems are proud to have delivered on the pledge we made in 2021 to scrap the role of Bristol Mayor. As we move to a committee system, it is important to elect councillors who will put their communities first, but also have the will and ambition to work cross-party to fix once and for all the many challenges that Bristol faces. From the failing public transport network to the lack of affordable housing and our response to the climate crisis, we need to see greater action from the council, but in a way that empowers communities and brings them with us. The Lib Dems will always be champions of neighbourhood politics.” 

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