Bristol City Council
Bristol City Council
|Executive mayor elected every four years|
Full council election every 4 years. Formerly a third elected three years out of four until 2016.
|Founded||1 April 1974|
Cllr Jos Clarke, Liberal Democrat
since 23 May 2019
|Seats||1 executive mayor|
Council political groups
Council voting system
Mayor voting system
Council last election
|5 May 2016 (all councillors)|
Mayor last election
|5 May 2016|
Council next election
|2020 (all councillors)|
Mayor next election
|Virtute et Industria (By Virtue and Industry)|
|City Hall, College Green, Bristol|
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Avonmouth & Lawrence Weston||Labour||Donald Alexander|
|Bishopston & Ashley Down||Labour||Tom Brook|
|Brislington East||Conservative||Tony Carey|
|Brislington West||Labour||Harriet Bradley|
|Liberal Democrats||Jos Clark|
|Bristol Central||Labour||Kye Dudd|
|Clifton Down||Green||Carla Denyer|
|Liberal Democrats||Anthony Negus|
|Frome Vale||Conservative||Lesley Alexander|
|Hartcliffe & Withywood||Labour||Mark Brain|
|Henbury & Brentry||Conservative||Chris Windows|
|Hengrove & Whitchurch Park||Liberal Democrats||Tim Kent|
|Liberal Democrats||Harriet Clough|
|Hotwells & Harbourside||Liberal Democrats||Mark Wright|
|Knowle||Liberal Democrats||Chris Davies|
|Liberal Democrats||Gary Hopkins|
|Lawrence Hill||Labour||Marg Hickman|
|St George Central||Labour||Nicola Beech|
|St George Troopers Hill||Labour||Fabian Breckels|
|St George West||Labour||Asher Craig|
|Stoke Bishop||Conservative||Peter Abraham|
|Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze||Conservative||Steve Smith|
|Windmill Hill||Labour||Jon Wellington|