Helen Holland becomes Bristol Labour group's new leader

Councillor Helen Holland Ms Holland turned down the chance to become deputy mayor

Related Stories

The new leader of the Labour group on Bristol City Council is former council leader Helen Holland.

She replaces councillor Peter Hammond who resigned after being overruled by his party on the issue of joining Mayor Ferguson's cross-party cabinet.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) said it wanted the party to be free to form a constructive opposition.

Ms Holland was offered the role of deputy mayor by Mayor Ferguson but turned it down.

She said: "Some might say I've been here before, but the independent mayor has changed the context and political landscape of Bristol and so this job represents a very different challenge."

Ms Holland has represented Whitchurch Park ward for 21 years.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Bristol

Weather

Bristol

Min. Night 16 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • StuntmanStuntman to the stars

    Driving dangerously and falling off buildings are all part of the day job for Bobby Holland Hanton

Programmes

  • The smartphones of shoppers being tracked in a storeClick Watch

    How free wi-fi can enable businesses to track our movements and learn more about us

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.