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New Lord Mayor of Bristol announced

Photo: Bristol City Council

Brislington West councillor Jos Clark has been announced as the next Lord Mayor of Bristol.

Jos grew up in Keynsham where her father still lives, attending Broadlands School.

Jos graduated from Bath Spa University before completing a post-graduate diploma in social work and a Master's degree in social work at the University of Bristol. 

Jos was first elected to Bristol City Council in 2003, representing Hengrove ward for eight years. In that time, Jos served as the exec member responsible for children's services, was chair of the children's services scrutiny committee and also served on the fire authority. 

She was returned to the council chamber at the 2016 council elections where she stood and won in her home ward of Brislington West.

Since re-election, Jos has been an active member at City Hall, serving as Chair of the Audit Committee and once more on the fire authority. 

Jos has lived in Brislington for seventeen years, is a keen cyclist and drives an electric car. 

The largely ceremonial role of Lord Mayor of Bristol traces its roots back as far as 1216, with Green Councillor Cleo Lake currently in the office.

The position works on a party-by-party rotation, with the Liberal Democrat group nominating Councillor Clark to assume the position.

Responding to her nomination, Cllr Jos Clark said: "I am thrilled and look forward to serve this great city of ours, it is nice to reflect that in the past few years we have had some great female Lord Mayor’s in the role and I look forward to following in their footsteps.

“I hope to use my platform to raise awareness of the issues surrounding older and disabled people in our city and how we can work together to give them the independence and dignity they strive for.”

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