19 May 2016

Democracy and Engagement

Mayor completes Cabinet with collaborative cross-party membership

Bristol’s new 10-strong cross-party Cabinet has been announced by Mayor Marvin Rees.

Joining the Mayor in the Cabinet are councillors from Labour (6), the Conservatives (1), Green Party (1) and Liberal Democrats (1), who will take on roles with responsibilities delegated by the Mayor.

The Cabinet are:

  • Cllr Estella Tincknell (Lab) – Deputy Mayor (with special responsibility for Democracy, Culture, Policy, Strategy & Communications, International)
  • Cllr Mark Bradshaw (Lab) – Cabinet Member for Transport
  • Cllr Clare Campion-Smith (Lib Dem) – Cabinet Member for People
  • Cllr Craig Cheney (Lab) – Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance and Performance
  • Cllr Fi Hance (Green) – Cabinet Member for City Health and Wellbeing
  • Cllr Marg Hickman (Lab) – Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods
  • Cllr Claire Hiscott (Con) – Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
  • Cllr Helen Holland (Lab) – Cabinet Member for Place
  • Cllr Paul Smith (Lab) – Cabinet Member for Homes
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol said: “This is a strong Cabinet who will be empowered to get on with the job and deliver the goods for the people of Bristol. I’m pleased to be standing by my word in creating a cross-party Cabinet and working across political boundaries in the interest of Bristol and its people. I am grateful to the Cabinet Members for accepting these important roles and to their respective political groups for agreeing to take part.

“Together we will form a strong team which gets things done for this city. Our top priority will be tackling inequality in all its forms, particularly in how we deliver new homes, address Bristol’s poverty gap and ensure that the city’s success can benefit everybody.”

Cllr Estella Tincknell, Deputy Mayor of Bristol said: “It is an honour to be taking up the role of Deputy Mayor in this inclusive, progressive and collaborative Cabinet. Marvin has moved quickly and decisively to bring together his team, and we are looking forward to working alongside him for the benefit of local people.

“We all want to see a city in which no-one is left behind. We recognise and will challenge the ingrained issues which have created stark inequalities in Bristol. A big part of my focus will be on the ways we can work more inclusively and help level the playing field where it counts the most.”

All of the Cabinet Members will take up their posts following formal ratification at the council’s Annual General Meeting on 31 May. The first formal Cabinet meeting is 7 June.