Our Council and how it worksWe currently have a Council made up of 65 councillors; 35 are Conservative; 17 Lib Dems, 6 Labour, 5 Independents, and 1 Green. In May this year, there will be Council elections for B&NES. The number of councillors will be reduced to 59, and some ward boundaries have been redefined; it’s worth checking to see which ward you’re in. Most wards have 2 councillors.
Councils and councillors nearly always base their decisions on a short term calculation about whether they will be re-elected next time. This prevents the Council from making decisions based on a) evidence, b) a longer term plan, and c) what is best for the community.
BIG's candidates are ambitious, determined and independent of traditional party political allegiances - and it is this that enables them to work collaboratively with all other councillors to deliver the best results for Bath & North East Somerset.