Mayor Marvin calls up Eastville's Mhairi
Published on: 04 Aug 2017
EASTVILLE Labour Councillor Mhairi Threlfall has joined Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees's Cabinet as Transport spokeswoman.
Mr Rees has held the role since March, when Mark Bradshaw left the post.
Meanwhile, Lockleaze Councillor Estella Tincknell, who held the Culture brief, has left the position to concentrate on her work as a university lecturer and the Mayor will take on her duties.
St George Councillor Nicola Beech also recently joined the Cabinet with responsibility for Strategic Planning and City Design.
Councillor Threlfall, who works at UWE Bristol and contested the Kingswood constituency at the general election this year, will oversee the development of Bristol's transport and play an important role in both local and regional transport planning.
She will work with the Mayor on the high priority of improving the city's transport systems and will play a leading role in developing the local and regional transport policy.
Councillor Threlfall will also work closely with Councillor Steve Pearce, who remains as Public Transport champion.