Emma has lived in Bristol for 39 years, and in the Bishopston area for 13, which she was attracted to for its vibrant community. A member of the Green Party since 2015, and an active volunteer, in 2020 she felt it was time to get more involved and put herself forward as a candidate.
Emma has run her own business for 10 years, as a therapist and yoga teacher, and is also a diversity trainer. Her work and volunteering with many local groups, charities and organisations, including LGBTQ+ and women’s groups, schools, St Peter’s Hospice, and Bristol Autism Support, have given her a real passion for community engagement. Her work as a solution-focused therapist means she loves helping people find solutions to issues, with practicality and compassion. Also as someone who runs her own business, as well as being a massive fan of the Gloucester Road.
Emma says “current issues, including Covid recovery, environmental issues and changes to city infrastructure require local representatives to scrutinise impact, providing support and advocacy to the community. Local businesses need support more than ever to survive and thrive in a community that values them so much.”