Frenchay & Downend ward

News & information from your local South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrat campaigners

Frenchay & Downend Liberal Democrats are a growing and enthusiastic group of local volunteers who are determined to improve life in the ward. Better bus services, and maintaining and improving civic amenities — such as upgraded healthcare facilities — are especially prominent in their campaigns. Improving the local environment and addressing the Climate Emergency are themes that influence many aspects of this work. Like other South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats, they champion a Council that is responsive and accountable to the Public.

Electorally, Frenchay & Downend ward is close-fought between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives. In the 2023 local elections the Liberal Democrats received the most votes. However, because of a non-proportional electoral system used, two Conservative councillors were elected in addition to the Liberal Democrat Raj Sood.

See below for more information about the backgrounds and campaigning activities of our activists. Please get in touch if you would like to join the local Liberal Democrat team serving your community.

John Tansey, Raj Sood & David Eldridge, Downend High Street
John Tansey, Raj Sood and David Eldridge on Downend High Street


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Frenchay & Downend local news items

Raj Sood by-election count
Frenchay & Downend ward

Liberal Democrats hail Frenchay and Downend surge

South Gloucestershire’s Liberal Democrats scored a stunning result in yesterday’s Frenchay and Downend by-election – pushing Labour into 3rd place and narrowly missing out to the Conservatives, who retained the seat with a vastly reduced majority of just

7 May 2021