Mayor of Bristol takes on Cabinet lead role for transport: Cllr Threlfall and Mayor Rees

29 Oct 2018


Mayor of Bristol takes on Cabinet lead role for transport

Transforming Bristol’s transport network will be a key focus for Mayor Marvin Rees’ own Cabinet portfolio from today (Monday 29 October) following the resignation of Cllr Mhairi Threlfall.

Cllr Threlfall has decided to leave her role as Cabinet Member for Transport and Connectivity to focus on campaigning as a prospective Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke. She joined Bristol City Council’s Cabinet in July 2017 to lead on the development of the city’s transport systems and long-term transport planning.

Mayor Rees said: “I’d like to thank Mhairi for her hard work and commitment to tackling some of Bristol’s biggest challenges in transport. She has confidently led the development of the draft Bristol Transport Strategy, which is still out to consultation until the end of this week. The document is critical for setting a clear direction on how we will deliver the world class transport network Bristol needs and deserves and I am grateful to Mhairi for helping us on this path.

“I look forward to taking forward this good work so far and seeing what the public think of some of the approaches set out in the strategy. We must now focus on implementing change that will support inclusive economic growth and give real choice when it comes to how we travel.  

“I wish Mhairi all the best with her campaign for Filton and Bradley Stoke and once again thank her for significant contribution she has made as Cabinet Member for Transport.”

Cllr Threlfall, who continues in her role as Labour ward councillor for Eastville, said: “I have really enjoyed my role and working in a way to make a real difference for Bristol. It’s been an incredible opportunity – I have loved so much of it and I look forward to continuing to work with Marvin and the council in a different capacity to fulfil our shared vision for Bristol and the wider region.”