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Motion on reparations blocked as other parties refuse extra time
Cleo Lake's motion calling on Bristol Council to lobby the government over historic slavery reparations and support Bristol's black cultural centres has been dropped from a council meeting

Enslavement reparations needed
A Green Party motion to be debated at next week’s Bristol Council meeting calls on the Council under the Mayor’s leadership to provide more support for black cultural centres in Bristol and to lobby the government to set up an All-Party Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry for Truth & Reparatory Justice which would discuss reparations for the trafficking and enslavement in African people.

#GiveNTech to combat digital exclusion
Working with institutions like Avon Fire Authority and Bristol Waste, Cleo Lake’s #GiveNTech campaign to combat digital exclusion in Bristol been providing laptops to families and individuals since its launch in May.

Cleo Lake welcomes new statue on Colston plinth
Bristol’s former Lord Mayor and artist Cleo Lake welcomed the filling of a ‘political vacuum’ in Bristol by a black woman and black lives matter activist.

Cleo Lake to ask Mayor to lobby government over reparations
At a Bristol Council meeting on Tuesday 7 July, Green Councillor Cleo Lake, activist and former Lord Mayor, will ask the Mayor to lobby the government to set up a commission to acknowledge, apologise and instigate reparations for the UK’s role in the Transatlantic Traffic in Enslaved Africans.

Greens of Colour call for independent COVID inquiry to factor in institutional racism
Green Party demands independent BAME Covid-19 inquiry: The Green Party has backed calls for an independent inquiry into the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on black, Asian and minority ethnic people. Greens of Colour chairperson Azzees Minott said: “The government’s inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on BAME people has let communities of colour down.

Cleo Lake launches #GiveNTech campaign to tackle digital exclusion
Green Councillor Cleo Lake has launched a campaign to redistribute unused IT equipment to tackle digital exclusion during pandemic

Former Green Lord Mayor joins reparations protest outside Downing Street
Green Councillor Cleo Lake joined the 'Stop the Maangamizi' protest march in London on 1st August and protested outside Number 10 Downing Street, demanding the UK government compensate the people and nations affected by the Trans Atlantic slave trade.

Bristol Councillors give thanks to Green Lord Mayor at final meeting
Councillors celebrated the hard work and positivity of Green Lord Mayor Cleo Lake during the ceremony that saw her step down at the end of her year in office.

European Election Campaign & Hustings
The European Election campaign is underway. Learn more about our candidates and where to see them in hustings around the region.

South West Greens launch ‘re-elect Molly’ European election campaign
The Green Party in the South West today launched their European election campaign. The Party will push for the re-election of Molly Scott Cato, who has a strong track record of achievement in the European parliament and is a leading and well-respected voice of opposition to Brexit both within the South West region and nationally.

Bristol's Green Lord Mayor to save money, cut pollution with new hybrid car
Green Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Cleo Lake, has a new hybrid car for her Mayoral vehicle after the expiry of the lease on the previous diesel vehicle

Setting the record straight – the Lord Mayor’s car
Green councillors have expressed their disappointment with the tactics of Bristol’s Labour group after an ‘anonymous Labour source’ falsely claimed to the Bristol Post that Green Lord Mayor Cleo Lake had “demanded the purchase of one of the most expensive cars in the world”.

Green Lord Mayor Cleo Lake's acceptance speech
Full text of the acceptance speech by Bristol's new Lord Mayor

Cleo Lake becomes Lord Mayor
Green Councillor Cleo Lake took up her role as Lord Mayor of Bristol to applause from a packed puiblic chamber where friends, family and members of the local communty had come to see her take up the position of first citizen of Bristol this week.

It’s time for a drug consumption room in Bristol
Green Councillor Cleo Lake is calling for Bristol to launch a drug consumption room to give drug users a safer space with access to needles and specialist support.

Bristol’s next Lord Mayor announced as Green Councillor Cleo Lake
Green Councillors have announced their candidate for Lord Mayor as Cotham Councillor, Cleo Lake

How many times will the police get away with misusing tasers?
Green Party Councillors have responded with shock and dismay to the news that a man with autism was tasered by police in Bristol. The man was charged with assault, before the case collapsed after his mother submitted CCTV evidence which called into question the police officers’ account of the incident.

Green Cllr raises concerns over Council and Home Office targeting of migrants
Green Councillor Cleo Lake has raised concerns at new funding received by Bristol City Council which she fears could be used to further marginalise vulnerable and homeless migrants, betraying Bristol’s status as a ‘Sanctuary City’.

Councillor Cleo Lake speaks at Saturday's march against austerity
"End austerity now, or else. Stop the cuts now, or else. Social justice now, or else. And I predict that the ‘all else’ will be boycotts, strikes, and a return to the Occupy movement."

Decision on Broadmead redevelopment delayed following opposition from Green councillors
After local campaigners and Green Party councillors successfully highlighted the air pollution and traffic impacts of the proposed development plan, a City Hall planning committee rejected the proposed car park and its access through Brunswick Square.

Councillor Cleo Lake: Avon Fire Authority statement
In her first statement as a new member, Councillor Cleo Lake addressed the recent events at Avon Fire Authority

Green Party launches BME manifesto to tackle racism and discrimination
The flickering embers of racism and hatred being fanned across the globe must not be allowed to burst into flames of racial and religious intolerance, the Green Party said today (Wednesday 31 May) as it published its manifesto for Black Asian Minority Ethnic communities in the UK.

Bristol Greens welcome Colston Hall name change
Bristol Greens welcome Colston Hall name change

Opinion ‘Why are we naming new civic infrastructure so insensitively?’
Green councillor for Cotham, Cleo Lake has an opinion piece in Bristol 24-7 about how Bristol needs to look to the future as well as the past when naming new infrastructure such as bridges

Bristol Green Party condemn police tasering of Ras Judah Adunbi
Bristol Green Party have condemned the tasering of Ras Judah in Easton on Saturday night.

“The Youth Council gives me hope" says Green Deputy Leader
The new Deputy Leader for the Green councillors, Cleo Lake has pledged to support the Youth Council Manifesto in any way she can. Speaking at the first Full Council since the election, Councillor Lake called for the voices of young people to be listened to as responsible citizens and representatives of Bristol.

Cllr Cleo Lake
Cleo Lake, Councillor for Cotham

Bristol Elects 11 Green Councillors
Bristol elected 11 Green councillors across the city in local elections last week, consolidating their place as the third largest group on the council.

Green Councillor Achievements
Overview of what Green Councillors have been achieving.

Green Party Councillors
We have 11 Green councillors in Bristol, making us the third largest group and 15% of the Council

Cotham ward lies to the north of the city centre and includes the Cotham community, with Redland to the north. We currently have one Green councillor in Cotham: Cleo Lake. Guy Poultney & Mohamed Makawi are the Green candidates in Cotham for the May 2021 Local Elections.

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