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A Sustainable West of England? Metro Mayor Hustings

  • Start - 6.30pm (Arrival and registration from 6pm) Tuesday 25th April 2017
  • Finish - 8.30pm Tuesday 25th April 2017
  • Free, advance booking required
  • Priory Road Lecture Theatre, University of Bristol

Protecting and enhancing our region’s environment and its sustainability is one of the greatest challenges we face, and potentially one of our greatest opportunities. In the future, regions that thrive are likely to be those that adapt to a low carbon, more efficient world.

To ensure environmental sustainability is high on the agenda of the new West of England metro mayor, Bristol Green Capital Partnership – with Bristol Festival of Ideas and University of Bristol, and in association with Friends of the Earth – is hosting a ‘metro mayor’ hustings in the run-up to the election on 4 May: see our blog for more information.

This event will offer an opportunity to hear from the candidates on their environmental sustainability policies. The candidates confirmed to take part are:

  • Tim Bowles, Conservative Party
  • Aaron Foot, UK Independence Party
  • Darren Hall, Green Party
  • John Savage, Independent
  • Lesley Mansell, Labour Party
  • Stephen Williams, Liberal Democrat Party

This event will be audio recorded and made available on our website.

The hustings will address four key theme areas: air quality, housing and the green belt, transport and future powers for the West of England. You can submit your questions related to these themes using our online form and we will draw on your suggestions on the night.

Further information

Priory Road Lecture Theatre is based in the Priory Road Complex. This can be found on Priory Road on the corner of Priory Road and Woodland Road. Please see the map for more information.

* Access information: The venue has a hearing loop installed. Wheelchair users are advised to use the Woodland Road entrance to the Priory Lecture theatre and there is a lift to access the lecture theatre. Please notify us of any specific access requirements during booking so we can fully support your visit.

This event is organised by Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas and University of Bristol, and in association with Friends of the Earth.

If you are not already a member of Bristol Green Capital Partnership, consider joining to ensure that you stay up-to-date with all our future events and opportunities to be involved.

This event is being held in recognition of the important role of political processes in ensuring a sustainable West of England region. BGCP CIC is politically neutral, and does not support any particular party or candidate. The event is being organised in line with Electoral Commission guidance.

Bristol Green Capital Partnership will be documenting this event – please inform a member of staff during the event if you would prefer not to be photographed or recorded on film.

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