Darran McLaughlin and Eileen Means are your Labour candidates for Bristol City Council in the May 2020 local elections.
Email them: BishopstonAshleyDownLabour[at]outlook.com
Eileen qualified as a Social Worker after graduating from university. Eventually she became the first female Director of Social Services and Housing in the South West. Since the 2016 Brexit Referendum, Eileen has campaigned actively with Bristol for Europe to remain in EU. She has been Chair and Vice Chair of Bristol for Europe. She is currently the Chair of Bristol Bordeaux Partnership, the twinning association between the two cities.
Eileen wants to protect our NHS along with cleaner air and better, less polluting transport. She says; “Bishopston and Ashley Down, and Bristol, deserves an end to austerity and better public services. With our Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire and Mayor Marvin Rees, your local Labour team will oppose cuts and campaign to improve the services that we all need.”
Darran McLaughlin lives in Bishopston & Ashley Down and is proud to be standing in the local area. He is has played a very active role in Labour for a Green New Deal, putting on a public meeting alongside speakers from Extinction Rebellion, Youth Strike 4 Climate and Friends of the Earth. He worked closely with Mayor Marvin Rees and the Cabinet to get the Green New Deal motion passed in Bristol City Council, and is proud to have been part of the Bristol West delegation to the Labour Party conference that recently passed the Green New Deal as national party policy. He is one of the Directors of Bristol Transformed, who are putting on political and cultural events which are bringing popular political education back to the people. He is a member of Unite and ACORN the community union. He has worked in the Craft Beer sector, the Museum and Gallery sector and the Book Industry.