Conservatives announce their mayoral candidate
DEPUTY Lord Mayor Geoff Gollop has been chosen to represent the Tory party in Bristol's mayoral election.
The selection was made by members of the party at a private hustings event at the Newman Hall in Westbury-on-Trym last night.
Mr Gollop fought off the challenge of former three-time lord mayor and council Tory party leader Peter Abrahams and former city councillor Barbara Lewis who also wanted to stand.
Mr Gollop, who was Lord Mayor last year, is a councillor for Westbury- on-Trym. He told the Post he would be campaigning on transport, education, inequality and council culture.
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"I am absolutely delighted to have been selected," he said.
"I want to have a positive clean campaign with none of the petty back stabbing that goes on in local government at the moment. We need clear policies that will work in the long term and not just short-term fixes."
Mr Gollop, right, said he wanted affordable transport and a good standard of education available in all Bristol communities.
He said it was a disgrace that areas in the city remained in the worst one per cent of deprivation in the country and added that the council must become more accountable for its actions.
He joins ten other confirmed candidates in the mayoral race on November 15. They are: Labour's Marvin Rees, Liberal Democrat Jon Rogers, Respect's Paulette North, the Green Party's Daniella Radice and Independents George Ferguson, Andy Thorne, Craig Clarke, Tim Collins, Spud Murphy and Corrupt, Lying, Self-Serving B'stard (Eric Mutch).