"I moved to Bristol in 2005 and was elected to the City Council the following year for the Henbury & Brentry Ward. I love Bristol. I love its energy, its green spaces, and above all its sense of community. It is a warm and friendly place that in many ways manages to feel like a small town and yet is one of the largest cities in England.
I may not be a Bristolian by birth, but I’m Bristolian by choice and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.
I have always had a passion for helping people and trying to improve my neighbourhood and this City. A lot of us share this drive. We want to leave the City a better place than the one we inherited. We may disagree as to the shape and scale of these improvements but that passionate diversity of debate is part of Bristol’s charm.
It was this desire to help that got me involved as a Councillor and, following last week’s selection meeting, will carry me forward as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol North West. I have been campaigning for residents in North Bristol for over a decade on issues ranging from transport improvements to preventing our parks being sold off, from keeping open our libraries to securing buildings for community use.
If I were elected as your MP, my priority would be the economy, education and the NHS to give everyone the chance to fulfil their potential and get the support and care they deserve. That means boosting the economy as unemployment continues to fall, a focus on rising standards in our local schools, and ensuring the NHS continues offering that top rate care that many of us come to rely on."
Mark Weston has a good reputation for supporting local community groups and residents, and was heavily involved in the campaign to stop the recent green space sell off and prevent the closure of Bristol's libraries.
Mark currently works in politics, having previously worked for BT and Bristol & West Mortgages.
He is passionate about rugby, loves movies and is a bit of a geek when it comes to astronomy.
Mark is proud to have achieved so much for the local community and wider City over the last decade. To date his most important milestones are:-
- fighting off the last council attempt to build on our parks
- improving local Play areas and stopped the closure of the Blaise Museum amongst others.
- delivering road improvements
- campaigning for the delivery of new rail improvements
- fighting to save our local library network
- working with local residents to write and deliver their Community plans in order to better shape the future of local communities.