Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council is the local authority of Bristol, England. The council is a unitary authority, and is unusual in the United Kingdom in that its executive function is controlled by a directly elected mayor of Bristol. Bristol has 35 wards, electing a total of 70 councillors.[7]

Bristol City Council
Coat of arms
Council logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1974 (1974-04-01)
Leadership
Cllr Steve Smith, Conservative
since 25 May 2021[1]
Marvin Rees, Labour
since 7 May 2016
Deputy Mayor
Cllr Craig Cheney, Labour
Opposition Leader
Cllr Paula O'Rourke[2], Green
Chief Executive
Mike Jackson[3]
Structure
Seats1 executive mayor
70 councillors[4]
Council political groups
  Green (24)
  Labour (24)
  Conservative (14)
  Liberal Democrat (8)
Length of term
Executive mayor elected every four years
Full council election every 4 years.[5] Formerly a third elected three years out of four until 2016.
Elections
Plurality-at-large
Supplementary vote
Council last election
6 May 2021 (all councillors)
Mayor last election
6 May 2021
Council next election
2024 (all councillors)[6]
Mayor next election
2024
Motto
Virtute et Industria (By Virtue and Industry)
Meeting place
City Hall, College Green, Bristol
Website
www.bristol.gov.uk