There are lots of great things about living in Clifton Down ward. It’s a vibrant place with great shops, restaurants and cultural venues, as well as quiet residential areas. We are lucky to have the Downs on our doorstep and our own local train station.

But Clifton Down also has its problems. As one of the most densely populated wards in the city, the cost and quality of housing – especially privately rented houses and flats – can leave a lot to be desired. That population density also causes issues with noise pollution, parking, fly tipping and congestion on Whiteladies Road.

Many residents often tell us they are concerned about citywide issues too; such as air pollution and protecting funding for public services like social care for the elderly; and global issues, especially climate change.

Carla and Tom on a community litter pick in Clifton Down.

Councillors and Candidates

Carla Denyer

Councillor for Clifton Down

Carla is an award-winning councillor who led Bristol in declaring the first Climate Emergency in Europe, committing the city to go carbon neutral by 2030.

More about Carla

Tom Hathway

Candidate for Clifton Down

Tom is a Bristolian, passionate about the city. He is standing for election to bring the voice of young people to the council chamber.

More about Tom

2016 Results

The last local election was held on 5th May 2016. Our candidates Carla Denyer (1st) and Clive Stevens (2nd) together got 32.2% of the vote putting us in first place ahead of Labour.

Over the last four years, your Green councillors have worked hard for you.

They have a quarterly e-newsletter with updates about work they are doing, events in the ward, consultations that residents may want to respond to, etc. You can read the latest issue and subscribe here.