Jack Lopresti at Farnborough.

Jack Lopresti holds FaBS but has majority halved

Conservative Jack Lopresti has retained his Filton and Bradley Stoke (FaBS) parliamentary seat but with a much reduced majority of 8.2 percent, compared to 20.0 percent in 2015. His share of the total votes cast was 50.0 percent (46.7 percent in 2015). Labour’s candidate Naomi Rylatt finished second with a 41.7 percent share of the vote, significantly up from the 26.6 percent her predecessor Ian Boulton

Continue reading
West of England Mayoral Election, 4th May 2017.

Metro Mayor election on 4th May

Voters in Bradley Stoke and across the wider West of England region are being called to choose a ‘Metro Mayor’ in a poll to be held on Thursday 4th May. The election follows the decision by three local councils – Bath & North East Somerset; Bristol; and South Gloucestershire – to accept a devolution deal proposed by the government. Features

Continue reading
Bradley Stoke Conservative candidates and supporters at the 2015 local elections count in Thornbury.

Another clean sweep for the Conservatives in district and town elections

Local Conservatives are celebrating a clean sweep of all five Bradley Stoke seats in the South Gloucestershire district elections and all 15 seats on Bradley Stoke Town Council, repeating their across the board victory at the last local elections in 2011. The results leave former town mayor Ben Walker, who defected to UKIP a year after being elected on a Conservative ticket in

Continue reading
Jack Lopresti (centre) makes a speech after retaining the Filton and Bradley Stoke parliamentary seat in the 2015 general election.

Jack Lopresti retains Filton and Bradley Stoke seat with increased majority

Conservative Jack Lopresti has retained his Filton and Bradley Stoke parliamentary seat with an increased majority of 20.0 percent, compared to 14.3 percent in 2010. Labour’s candidate Ian Boulton finished second with a 26.6 percent share of the vote, slightly up from the 26.4 percent he polled in 2010. Ben Walker, the UKIP candidate, finished in third place, on 14.8 percent.

Continue reading
Elections in Bradley Stoke on Thursday 7th May 2015.

Polling stations open for trio of elections

Bradley Stoke has seven polling stations open today for voting in the 2015 general, district and town elections. The local polling stations (open until 10pm) are: Baileys Court Activity Centre Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church, Baileys Court Road Brook Way Activity Centre Church of Christ the King, Mautravers Close Holy Trinity Church, Broad Croft Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road St Joseph’s Centre

Continue reading
Annual General Meeting of Bradley Stoke Town Council (2011).

Candidates announced for town elections

Candidates for the Bradley Stoke Town Council elections, which take place on the same day as the general election (Thursday 7th May), have been officially announced. The Conservatives, who won all 15 seats on the town council at the last election in 2011, put up the highest number of candidates (15), followed by UKIP (8) and Labour (6). The Liberal Democrats,

Continue reading

Local candidates announced for South Glos district elections

Candidates for the South Gloucestershire district elections, which take place on the same day as the general election (Thursday 7th May), have been officially announced. Perhaps the most intriguing contest in the local wards will be in Bradley Stoke North (1 seat), where the incumbent, Ben Walker, elected in 2011 on a Conservative ticket, defends his seat after an acrimonious defection to

Continue reading