Local News

Geoff Gollop launches manifesto - 365 Days of Change

Geoff Gollop has launched a document, "365 Days of Change", which lays out his plans for the first year of his being in office. Geoff says, "One year from polling day - on 15 November 2013, if I am elected as mayor, I will proudly stand up and declare that every idea in my 'change' document has been transformed into action. "Bristol will have its own oyster card and a clear public transport plan.

Mark Prisk MP addresses Bristol businesses

Mark Prisk MP, the Minister of State for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has been addressing Bristol business leaders at a meeting at Bristol financial giant Hargreaves Lansdown. Prisk outlined the Government's progress in the financial sector and tackled issues such as lending, deregulation, cutting red tape for British businesses and encouraging more students into engineering professions.

Conservative Candidate for Bristol Mayor

Bristol Conservatives have announced today that the closing date for applications to stand as the Conservative candidate for Mayor is Monday 16th July.

Cllr Ken Maddock to be Police and Crime Commissioner candidate

Councillor Ken Maddock has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in Avon and Somerset. Ken was chosen from a shortlist of extremely capable and well-qualified individuals in a selection process that engaged hundreds of members from across the area.

Applying to be Bristol mayor

A city like Bristol deserves the best local champion. Whether you have been involved in public service, grown a local business, or simply care about the future of our city – this could be the job for you.

Julie Girling MEP confirms for Clifton event

South West MEP Julie Girling is to speak to Conservative Party members and guests in Clifton at an event in the late summer. For more information, visit the events page here: Julie Girling in Clifton.

Bristol says 'Yes' to an elected mayor

Bristol has voted to directly elect a mayor to run the city. About 41,032 voted in favour - 35,880 voted against. That meant that Bristol bucked the national trend, with Manchester, Nottingham, Coventry and Bradford saying 'no' although Doncaster will be run by a mayor and other results are still to come.

Vote Yes on Thursday for an elected Mayor in Bristol

This Thursday, you can vote for Bristol to have its own elected City Mayor – a champion for Bristol to give us a more powerful voice. Bristol's leading politicians and businesspeople are united in calling for a mayor - and on Thursday, it's down to you.

A mayor for Bristol, says David Cameron

David Cameron was in Bristol today to to call on the city to vote 'Yes' to a city mayor in the referendum on 3rd May. The Prime Minister met politicians, activists and supports of the @yes_2_mayors campaign at the Marriott Royal on College Green this afternoon, where he gave a keynote speech about why the city needs the clear leadership of an elected mayor.