Mayor Rees re-appoints key positions amid calls for rainbow cabinet
After the Greens more than doubled their number of councillors, there has been speculation about whether the newly re-elected Labour mayor will appoint councillors from other parties to his cabinet.
Greens take 12 seats off Labour to become joint biggest party in Bristol City Council
During a shocking day of results, Labour lost votes to the Greens in traditional strongholds like Lawrence Hill and Lockleaze, and cabinet members were among the victims.
Marvin Rees re-elected as Bristol mayor despite Green surge
The Labour candidate received a smaller vote share than in 2016, but it was enough to see off Green candidate Sandy Hore-Ruthven.
Labour gain West of England metro mayor from the Tories
In a rare victory during a difficult weekend for Labour across England, Dan Norris said it was made possible by party leader Keir Starmer.
Conservative Mark Shelford beats Labour candidate in Police and Crime Commissioner election
The tight race between the Tories and Labour went through to the second round, with the final winning margin being just 15,000 votes.
Housing hustings underlines scale of crisis facing next Bristol mayor, leaving more questions than answers
Mayoral candidates admit government support is needed to really get to grips with housing crisis, while some questions remain over details of sitting mayor Marvin Rees's plans for next term.
What am I voting for on 6 May? Bristol's local elections explained
Bristol goes to the polls on 6 May to elect the city's mayor, councillors, regional mayor and police and crime commissioner. Here's a handy guide about what it all means.
What is the Police and Crime Bill, why does it matter, and why are people so angry?
The wave of dissent ongoing in Bristol looks set to continue across the UK as the Home Office’s Police and Crime Bill progresses. What’s at stake in the proposed legislation, how will it impact individuals and communities, and what alternatives do its opponents propose?
Bristol’s fourth Police and Crime Bill protest remains peaceful after hands-off policing
After last week’s protests against the Police and Crime Bill saw heavy-handed policing and clashes with protesters, the city’s fourth demo last night went ahead peacefully with no intervention from the police.
Debunked: Expired MOT does not prove police vehicle fires were ‘staged’
Ever since a police van and car were set alight during disturbances in Bristol, false claims have circulated on social media that the vehicles’ expired MOTs prove that the events were ‘staged’.
Police and Mayor ‘decided collectively’ to clear sit-down protest on College Green
In a candid radio interview with the Bristol Police Area Commander this morning, it was disclosed that police decided collectively with the Mayor to clear...
How Bristol politicians and election candidates have responded to Friday’s Police and Crime Bill protest
Statements by the parties and candidates on protests and policing in the lead up to May’s local elections.
Watch: Police forcefully break up Police and Crime Bill sit-down protest followed by major clashes
Around 1,000 defied Covid-19 restrictions to attend the third protest against the Police and Crime Bill in the space of a week.
These workers on strike at British Gas are facing ‘fire and rehire’. Is this a sign of things to come?
As we speak to Bristol’s British Gas workers striking against ‘fire and rehire’ tactics, similar disputes rage across the country - is this a sign of the times?
Bristol and the Police and Crime bill; A day and night of protest and unrest
As videos gripped the world from the clashes on Sunday night, a report on the day’s events and how thousands protested against the Police and Crime Bill.
Bristol councillor launches attack on the Labour group after quitting party
A Bristol councillor describes the Labour party as being “focused on power for power’s sake and beset with a culture of fear and bullying”
Councillors approve public consultation on controversial strip club ban
Plans to ban sexual entertainment venues have been cricitised by councillors, sex workers and the nighttime economy sector. But now the public will have its say.
Analysis: Budget bust up between Labour councillors and mayor over council house rent freezes
As City Hall delivered the budget this week, we analysed what it means for the city, sitting through a four-hour meeting so you don’t have to.