All change at City Hall

Greens take charge after winning 34 council seats.

THE Greens were the big winners at the local elections, gaining ten seats to give them a total of 34 two short of an overall majority.

The party will run Bristol City Council with the support of the Liberal Democrats, who gained three seats at the polls on May 2, including all three in Westbury & Henleaze, where they ousted the Tories.

The Lib Dems now have eight councillors and the Conservatives seven.

Labour, which ran the council for the last eight years under outgoing mayor Marvin Rees, whose role has been scrapped following a referendum to move to a committee system, saw a net loss of two councillors, leaving them on 21. However, one councillor has already been disqualified so they now have 20.

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