Bristol Green Party have selected Patrick McAllister as their candidate for the forthcoming council by-election in the Hotwells & Harbourside ward. At the local election in 2021, the Greens came 2nd, finishing just 26 votes behind the Liberal Democrats. This seat is expected to be a two-way contest between them once again.
McAllister, who lives locally, will stand for the seat on the promise to fight for the interests of the Hotwells & Harbourside community and the city of Bristol as a whole. He has a degree in climate science and works locally in legal services, said he is determined to secure a fairer, greener future for his ward and the city.
“I’m very proud to have been selected as the Green Party candidate for Hotwells & Harbourside. A Green win here would make us the biggest party on the council and help us make Bristol the fair and green city that residents want to live in.
“I will always stand up for the interests of the Hotwells & Harbourside community, and challenge the unfairness of upcoming budget cuts, residents being left at risk of flooding by developers, and the cladding scandal that is threatening residents with bankruptcy just to make their homes safe.”
“Only a vote for the Green Party in this by-election can bring the change that Bristol needs.”
Carla Denyer, co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales and councillor for the nearby Clifton Down ward, said:
“I’m delighted that Patrick is the Green Party candidate for Hotwells & Harbourside ward; I have worked closely with him for years, he is an incredibly committed person who would work tirelessly for residents in his community. A Green win would make us the largest party on the council, so this by-election is an exciting opportunity for residents to vote for real change.”
“Bristolians want a fairer and greener city to live in, and Labour have dragged their feet on the key decisions that would make that a reality; while a vote for the Lib Dems would change nothing: they have just five seats on the council, and so have little influence on how the city is run.”
“The Green Party is committed to improving the lives of the people of Bristol: we are continuing to fight for well-funded public services, and sorting out the city’s buses through franchising.”
“A vote for Patrick is a vote for a fairer, greener future for Bristol.”