Work to Make Bristol More Prosperous

Obviously, we all want Bristol to prosper and you may be surprised to find this so late on my list of topics but my view is that, without fixing some other things (like a fairer distribution of wealth), more money coming into the city will just end up in the usual pockets.

To me, making society fairer is even more important than making (some) people richer.

The best way to make Bristol more prosperous is ...

  • to be more efficient in everything we do

  • to make Bristol increasingly attractive (eg protecting our greenspace and improving our transport system)

  • to lead the way in being a fairer city

  • to help local business to flourish and grow

  • to encourage local spending wherever possible (the new Bristol Pound may make this more visible)

  • to encourage investment from within the UK and from abroad