As the dust settles from May’s all-out City Council elections and Bristol’s second mayoral election, the results for Bristol have been described as a “great day for Labour” by Helen Holland, Labour’s council group leader.
With counting completed, Bristol has elected a Labour Mayor in Marvin Rees and gained a further seven councillors to take majority control of the City Council. Marvin Rees was sworn into office after taking nearly 60% of the vote and 30,000 more votes than the independent, George Ferguson. Turnout was 44.76% with 141,790 votes cast. Mr Rees will now put together his cabinet, which he has promised will bring together councillors from different parties. Marvin has promised to create a Bristol for all and our members and councillors look forward to working with him.
It was also a good day for Bristol West councillors. Our CLP now has nine City Council councillors with six of them sworn in after the first Bristol all-out elections. Our Bristol West councillors are as follows:
Mike Davies Ashley
Carole Johnson Ashley
Tom Brook Bishopston & Ashley Down
Kye Dudd Central
Paul Smith Central
Ruth Pickersgill Easton
Afzal Shah Easton
Margaret Hickman Lawrence Hill
Hibaq Jama Lawrence Hill
Our Bristol West councillors will work tirelessly on behalf of their constituents. Full contact details for our councillors will follow.
We look forward to all Marvin Rees and a Labour-led City Council will achieve for Bristol.
View the full set of election results at the Bristol City Council website.