Former Councillor for Easton
Address: c/o Liberal Democrat Group Office, The Council House, College Green,Bristol, BS1 5TR
Phone: 0117 353 4714
Having first been elected in 1983, John Kiely is the Liberal Democrats longest serving city councillor, he represents one of the most multicultural wards in the South West. John is an administrator at Frenchay Hospital, a member of the Unison union and lives in Eastville. He is credited with pushing through the sale of Bristol Airport, saving meals on wheels from closure and creating a housing management board where Council tenants are directly involved in running their housing service.
John’s achievements also include: helping Brunelcare build (in Easton) the first ‘state of the art’ dementia care home in Bristol; supporting parents and staff to save the Bristol Children’s Playhouse from the Labour axe; proposing the creation of Neighbourhood committees in the mid 1980s (it took a Lib Dem majority Council to deliver this achievement).
In the future John will be working towards the provision of an excellent education for all our local children, more support for those tackling crime and anti-social behaviour on Stapleton Road; Stapleton Road railway station becoming a hub of a new local rail network serving the greater Bristol area; the redevelopment of the Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate factory, the rebuilding of Whitehall school; park improvements in Brook Sreet, Bellevue Road and Rosemary Lane; traffic schemes to help residents in Westminster Road, Chelsea Road, Whitehall Road and the Greenbank Road/Hinton Road junction; the creation of a vibrant Church Road shopping area offering a wide range of choice to local people.