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Lib-Dem Sainsburys conspiracy lose majority in Bristol election

May 6, 2011

The people of Bristol have dumped the Lib-Dem majority and said no to the Monster Sainsbury-Greenbelt Grabbers (nothing quite like putting a good spin on the election results). Labour gained four seats and the greens gained one in Ashley ward. Greens didn’t quite make it this year in Southville again but was close. Congrats to Beynon and lets hope the next 4 years are not as turgid!. At least the greenspace floggers and greenbelt gobbling Lib-dems are out of power.

Kind of, because its back to the good old days of  a hung council.

Great news for the Greens though in doubling their presence in the council house. At last now they can have a stronger say in committees etc. In fact those couple of greens are worth quite a bit more in forthcoming  balance of power circus.

  1. Kylie Minogue permalink
    May 6, 2011 9:13 am

    That’s spinning that I’d be proud of!

    “I’m spinning around”…

  2. Paul Bemmy Down permalink
    May 6, 2011 12:36 pm

    Although I’m pleased to see the back of the Lib/Dems, I don’t consider calling them “green belt grabbers” hardly fair or accurate. When it comes to the stadium they are no different to either of the other two main parties and the same could probably be said regarding the arena. Credit them also with protecting the green belt in the new Core Strategy. “Green belt grabbers” can only fairly be applied to New Labour through their RSS and that was at national level. I’v never quite worked out Heather Hollands position. She’s astute enough to keek it to herself.

  3. May 6, 2011 8:32 pm

    True enough, Labour and the Cons played their part.
    Lib-dems were full on with the flogging greenspace in the city though. Didn’t listen to the communities or scrap the fire sale.

  4. harryT permalink
    May 7, 2011 7:16 am

    Charlie B lost largely for declaring himself to be a Chelsea fan.

    Not only did this put off the small number of BCFC fans but also the much larger contingent of Man Ure, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and West Ham fans.

  5. May 7, 2011 9:25 am

    Yes bad news that comment by Charlie. Its well ahem known that football loyalties are very important in major planning decisions and political elections.

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