Local Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners have launched a ‘six to fix’ mini-manifesto, setting out a radical approach to solving many of Bristol’s problems which have developed over the last three and a half years.

With just over six weeks to go before voters go to the polls, the document highlights the key issues Lib Dem councillors and campaigners will be focusing on ahead of the mayoral and local elections in May. The six priorities identified cover transport, sustainability, council tax, council democracy, inclusivity and business development.

When the Bristol Lib Dems ran Bristol City Council the party delivered a proven record of investment in schools, libraries and energy efficiency, whilst at the same time delivering a freeze in council tax for consecutive years to help those on low and middle incomes.

Lib Dem mayoral candidate Kay Barnard said:

“The diverse communities and businesses in the city need a Council that has a vision for the future and leads future change in partnership with local people by being open and transparent about the choices it makes. Residents across the city have told me that they feel let down by the Council and no amount of spin from the mayor can hide the fact that after three and a half years many residents are feeling their concerns are being ignored.

“This is our city, our community; our Bristol. The ‘six to fix’ campaign highlights six key problem areas in Bristol, from improving recycling rates, to improving local transport and giving people a greater say over their parking charges. We are proposing a clear raft of measures that would make a huge difference to peoples’ lives in the city. The residents of Bristol now have a huge decision to make in May.”

Cllr Gary Hopkins, Lib Dem Group Leader added:

“Our ‘six to fix’ priorities outline what we think the Council should be doing over the next four years. It is only the Lib Dems that have the policies, people and a proven record of action to provide the alternative in Bristol.”

“We don’t have the financial means of the Labour and Conservative parties to deliver endless glossy publications through the letter box. We hope that voters looking for a better way of running politics will take the time to look at the policies on our website. Our manifesto can be read at http://ldbristol.nationbuilder.com/sixtofix .”