As part of the Scrap The Mayor campaign, Liberal Democrat members have selected medical science and pharmaceutical consultant Dr. Caroline Gooch to be their candidate for Bristol Mayor.
Caroline trained as a research scientist and now works as a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked in medical affairs, medical information, and medicines access. She is passionate about ethical business practices, working in partnership with the NHS to achieve access to medicines for patients, and about having full, open and frank conversations with doctors about medicines.
Local champion for 12 years –addressing all constituents’ casework, supporting local groups, campaigning on my special interests: balanced sustainable communities, trees, waste/recycling, gardens, better places (ex-architect!), local decision-making, traffic moderation, parks+schools, local networks, youth services, loneliness, controlling pesticides and much more - and improving most.
Like many, the Bristol Central Liberal Democrats are extremely concerned about the issue of air quality in our ward. Particle pollution within Central has often exceeded safety levels outlined by both the European Union and the World Health Organisation. While the powers and services of local government to mitigate this kind of pollution caused by private transport are modest, it has far more scope to do so in terms of public transport.