Southville was the first ward to elect a Green councillor to Bristol City Council back in 2006 and has remained Green ever since. Christine Townsend and Tony Dyer are the current Councillors.
The Green Party more than doubled its councillors in Bristol South in this election, electing 5 new Greens, as part of a city-wide surge in support.
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.
Christine Townsend and Tony Dyer were elected as councillors for Southville in May 2021. Christine said, “Tony and I were delighted to be elected to represent Southville ward as part of Bristol City Council on May 6th. We are replacing Charlie and Steve and we continue to keep Southville Green.”
“A massive thank you to all of those who voted for us. It’s an honour to be in a position of elected responsibility, and we are determined to live up both to your high standards and those set by our previous councillors.”
Christine and Tony’s immediate priorities are those you raised on the doorstep, including advocating for:
While the power to make these changes is largely in the hands of the Mayor, they will take each and every opportunity to challenge him to deliver the changes needed in these areas and keep residents updated using all channels available.
The Councillors are also closely monitoring proposals for numerous new developments across the ward and are in touch with developers to represent the views of local residents.