Bristol City Council

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Bristol City Council
Executive mayor elected every four years
Full council election every 4 years.[1] Formerly a third elected three years out of four until 2016.
Type
Type
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
None
History
Founded 1 April 1974 (1974-04-01)
Leadership
Marvin Rees, Labour
Since 7 May 2016
Clare Campion-Smith
Since 21 May 2015
Structure
Seats 1 executive mayor
70 councillors
37 / 70
14 / 70
11 / 70
8 / 70
Elections
Plurality-at-large
Supplementary vote
Council last election
5 May 2016 (all councillors)
Mayor last election
5 May 2016
Council next election
2020 (all councillors)[2]
Mayor next election
2020
Motto
Virtute et Industria (By Virtue and Industry)
Meeting place
Bristol Council House - geograph.org.uk - 197619.jpg
City Hall, College Green, Bristol
Website
www.bristol.gov.uk

Bristol City Council is the local authority of Bristol, England. The council is a unitary authority, and is unusual in the United Kingdom in that its executive function is controlled by a directly elected mayor of Bristol. Bristol has 35 wards, electing a total of 70 councillors.[3]

History[edit]

The council was formed by the Local Government Act 1972. It was first elected in 1973, a year before formally coming into its powers and prior to the creation of the non-metropolitan district of Bristol on 1 April 1974.

It was envisaged through the Local Government Act 1972 that Bristol as a non-metropolitan district council would share power with the Avon County Council. This arrangement lasted until 1996 when Avon County Council was abolished and Bristol City Council gained responsibility for services that had been provided by the county council.

Political composition[edit]

Mayor[edit]

The mayor of Bristol following the 2016 mayoral election is Marvin Rees for the Labour Party. Rees had previously ran in the first Bristol mayoral election, coming second place to the independent George Ferguson.

Councillors[edit]

Following the 2016 local elections the Labour Party secured an overall majority, gaining the council from no overall control, the first time that Labour has overall control of Bristol City Council since 2003.

Party Councillors
Labour 37
Conservative 14
Green 11
Liberal Democrats 8

Current councillors[edit]

Ward Party Councillor
Ashley Green Jude English
Labour Mike Davies
Labour Carole Johnson
Avonmouth & Lawrence Weston Labour Donald Alexander
Conservative Matt Melias
Labour Jo Sargeant
Bedminster Labour Celia Phipps
Labour Mark Bradshaw
Bishopston & Ashley Down Labour Tom Brook
Green Eleanor Combley
Bishopsworth Conservative Richard Eddy
Conservative Kevin Quarterly
Brislington East Conservative Tony Carey
Labour Mike Langley
Brislington West Labour Harriet Bradley
Liberal Democrats Jos Clark
Bristol Central Labour Kye Dudd
Labour Paul Smith
Clifton Green Paula O'Rourke
Green Jerome Thomas
Clifton Down Green Carla Denyer
Green Clive Stevens
Cotham Green Cleo Lake
Liberal Democrats Anthony Negus
Easton Labour Ruth Pickersgill
Labour Afzal Shah
Eastville Labour Mahmadur Khan
Labour Mhairi Threlfall
Filwood Labour Chris Jackson
Labour Jeff Lovell
Frome Vale Conservative Lesley Alexander
Labour Nicola Bowden-Jones
Hartcliffe & Withywood Labour Mark Brain
Labour Helen Legg
Labour Paul Goggin
Henbury & Brentry Conservative Chris Windows
Conservative Mark Weston
Hengrove & Whitchurch Park Liberal Democrats Tim Kent
Liberal Democrats Harriet Clough
Labour Barry Clark
Hillfields Labour Craig Cheney
Labour Anna Keen
Horfield Conservative Claire Hiscott
Labour Olly Mead
Hotwells & Harbourside Liberal Democrats Mark Wright
Knowle Liberal Democrats Chris Davies
Liberal Democrats Gary Hopkins
Lawrence Hill Labour Marg Hickman
Labour Hibaq Jama
Lockleaze Labour Gill Kirk
Labour Estella Tincknell
Redland Green Martin Fodor
Green Fi Hance
Southmead Labour Brenda Massey
Labour Helen Teige
Southville Green Charlie Bolton
Green Stephen Clarke
St George Central Labour Nicola Beech
Labour Steve Pearce
St George Troopers Hill Labour Fabian Breckels
St George West Labour Asher Craig
Stockwood Conservative Steve Jones
Conservative Graham Morris
Stoke Bishop Conservative Peter Abraham
Conservative John Goulandris
Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze Liberal Democrats Clare Campion-Smith
Conservative Geoff Gollop
Conservative Liz Radford
Windmill Hill Labour Jon Wellington
Labour Lucy Whittle

See also[edit]

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