Filton & Bradley Stoke Labour Party

Mhairi Threlfall is your Labour candidate for Filton & Bradley Stoke.

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Mhairi Threlfall

Mhairi Threlfall

Mhairi Threlfall

Eastville Councillor
for Bristol City Council

Incumbent

Assumed office 2 May 2013

Personal details

Mhairi Louise Threlfall (/vɑːr θrɛfʌl/) is the Labour Councillor for Eastville, Bristol City Council.[1][2]

Political career

Mhairi was elected in 2013[3] as the Labour Councillor for Eastville, by just one vote.

Mhairi was re-elected in 2016[4] with an increased majority of 1,266.

As local Councillor, she supported the community on a couple of high profile campaigns, including the No to McDonalds in Fishponds Campaign[5], which was subsequently overturned by the Planning Inspectorate[6]

She was appointed as the Cabinet member for Transport and Connectivity for Bristol City Council in 2017[7]. Mhairi led on the development of the Bristol Transport Strategy[8] and has campaigned on improving air quality in the city.[9][10]

She supported the introduction of the first Biogas buses in the city region[11][12][13] and the first electric taxi.[14]

She has also actively supported the development of our local railway[15][16], and has been a vocal support of the Filton Four tracking project[17], and mass transit[18]. She secured funding during her tenure to deliver the Portway Park & Ride.[19]

Mhairi resigned her role to focus on standing for parliament as the Labour candidate for Filton and Bradley Stoke.[20][21][22][23]

Early life and career

Mhairi was born in Musselburgh, Scotland. She graduated with a degree in Chemistry at the University of Bristol. On graduation, she set up her own business and work as Entrepreneur-in Residence at the University of Bristol.

She currently works at the University of the West of England as a Senior Enterprise Consultant[24], developing the enterprise and entrepreneurship offer in the curriculum.

Mhairi is currently a Director of Bristol Is Open[25]. She was previously a Trustee of the Arnolfini[26], a member of the Avon Fire Authority[27], and a member of the Bristol Shopping Quarter.

References

  1. ^ "Councillor Mhairi Threlfall". bristol.gov.uk.
  2. ^ "Eastville Council Elections". bristol.gov.uk.
  3. ^ "2013 Bristol City Council election".
  4. ^ "2016 Bristol City Council election".
  5. ^ "Campaigners are loud and clear: Say No to McDonald's". fishpondsvoice.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Approved plans for Fishponds McDonald's under threat as campaigners consider High Court legal challenge". bristolpost.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Cabinet Changes". thebristolmayor.com.
  8. ^ "Vision for transforming transport in Bristol published". bristol.gov.uk.
  9. ^ "This is one of the ways Bristol City Council hopes to tackle the city's illegally polluted air". bristolpost.co.uk.
  10. ^ "Funding boost of £2.2 million to cut bus emissions across Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire". southglos.gov.uk.
  11. ^ "Double decker bio-gas bus to hit Bristol's roads, powered by rotting food". firstgroupplc.com.
  12. ^ "Fleet of 100 Biogas Buses Could be Coming to Bristol". bristol247.com.
  13. ^ "Funding for new electric and gas buses for Bristol area mean most will be eco-friendly by 2019". bristolpost.co.uk.
  14. ^ "Bristol to offer incentives for low-emission taxi switch". airqualitynews.com.
  15. ^ "Portway new railway station works underway". bristol.gov.uk.
  16. ^ "Full steam ahead for Bristol's new station". transport-network.co.uk.
  17. ^ "Portway new railway station works underway". travelwest.info.
  18. ^ "Bristol could get underground railway to beat road congestion". thetimes.co.uk.
  19. ^ "Full Steam Ahead for £2.23m Portway Station". bristol247.com.
  20. ^ "Mayor of Bristol takes on Cabinet lead role for transport". bristol.gov.uk.
  21. ^ "Labour's candidates for general election target seats revealed". bbc.co.uk.
  22. ^ "Labour sets sights on Filton and Bradley Stoke with Bristol councillor taking on Conservative MP". bristolpost.co.uk.
  23. ^ "Filton & Bradley Stoke Labour Party".
  24. ^ "Ms Mhairi Threlfall". uwe.ac.uk.
  25. ^ "Mhairi Threlfall, Bristolisopen Limited". companieshouse.gov.uk.
  26. ^ "Arnolfini Gallery Limited". companieshouse.gov.uk.
  27. ^ "2016 Newsletter, Issue 3". avonfire.gov.uk.