Southville is a two-councillor ward and we have two Green councillors: Charlie Bolton and Stephen Clarke.
Southville was the first ward to elect a Green councillor back in 2006 and has remained Green ever since. The last local election for Southville in 2016, saw our candidates Charlie Bolton and Stephen Clarke get 46% of the votes cast, ahead of Labour on 37%.
The next local election for Southville will be held in May 2021 where our candidates will be Christine Townsend and Tony Dyer.
A message from the retiring councillors:
“We are retiring as your councillors in May but could not be happier to have Christine and Tony taking our place in standing up for Southville. Both of them have previously stood as candidates, and Tony has also been selected three times as the Green’s candidate for Bristol South. Christine’s expertise on education issues is widely recognised across the city and is sorely needed.”
Southville ward includes not only Southville but also Ashton Gate, parts of Ashton and a large part of Bedminster. It is bounded on the north by the New Cut, on the east by the Bristol to Exeter railway line and on the west by Greville Smythe Park and Ashton Meadows. The southern boundary is a bureaucratic line drawn along Duckmoor Road, Smythe Road, and then along North Street, Cannon Street and Sheene Road.