Metro Mayor Hustings

Monday 19th April 2021

Online Event, Monday 19 April 2021 – 6 to 7.30pm

The West of England Metro Mayor has a great deal of influence over how Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas will respond over the next decade to the now extremely urgent global climate and nature crises. A green and fair recovery is in sight but needs the political vision and will to implement with the urgency required.

The mayor will control a substantial budget for public transport and vocational training, and the authority has bid for a Great Western Freeport – citing growth, aerospace and nuclear, but no concrete green proposals.

https://www.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/great-western-freeport-could-create-almost-50000-jobs-in-the-region/

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/feb/04/free-ports-or-sleaze-ports-rishi-sunaks-dream-of-tax-free-zones-about-to-become-reality

With bus services in danger of collapse after covid, the green homes grant having flopped due to insufficient qualified retrofit contractors, and a need for rapidly ramping our renewable energy infrastructure, the leading mayoral candidates will be asked to share their plans in these and other areas.

Candidates confirmed to take part in the hustings are:

  • Dan Norris – Labour Party
  • Jerome Thomas – Green Party
  • Samuel Williams – Conservative Party
  • Stephen Williams – Liberal Democrats

This event is organised by Bristol Green Capital Partnership in collaboration with Avon Wildlife Trust, Black & Green Ambassadors, Campaign for Rural England, Friends of the Earth, Sustrans and XR.

For latest details and booking see https://bristolgreencapital.org/events/west-of-england-mayoral-hustings-2021/

Bristol Mayoral Hustings 2021

Tuesday 27th April 2021

Online event, Tuesday 27 April 2021 – 6 to 7.30pm.

The Mayor of Bristol has a great deal of influence over how the city will respond over the next decade to the now extremely urgent global climate and nature crises.

A green and fair recovery is in sight but needs the political vision and will to implement with the urgency required.

The leading mayoral candidates will be asked to share their plans in this area.

Bookings will open at the start of March and we will invite you to submit questions for candidates about what matters most to you and your community.

Candidates confirmed to take part in the hustings are:

  • Alastair Watson, Conservative Party
  • Caroline Gooch – Liberal Democrats
  • Marvin Rees – Labour Party
  • Sandy Hore-Ruthven – Green Party

This event is organised by Bristol Green Capital Partnership in collaboration with Avon Wildlife Trust, Black & Green Ambassadors, Campaign for Rural England, Eastside Community Trust, Friends of the Earth, Sustrans and XR.

For latest details and booking see https://bristolgreencapital.org/events/bristol-mayoral-hustings-2021-climate-ecological-emergency/