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Listen: Bristol Unpacked with new Green leader Emma Edwards on being the biggest political force in these parts

The Greens are now the council’s biggest party, but given their limited experience of being in power, how will they work with others under the new committee system, including their antagonists on the Labour benches?

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Has Bristol’s local politics caught up with how many outsiders see the city: Full of cycling vegetarian activists? The Green Party are now the biggest group on the city council, and Emma Edwards the councillor for Bishopston and Ashley Down is charged with leading them through a tumultuous period as the city gears up to ditch the mayor and move to a committee system.

The Greens are no strangers to criticism from the left and right, and from Mayor Marvin Rees. How will a party proud of its record on protest and with limited experience of governing work with others in the city including their antagonists on the Labour benches? How can the Greens continue to reach out beyond the central leafy or leftie areas to represent the diversity of Bristol’s communities?

Sit in with Neil and Emma as they get stuck into this and more.

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