Raj Sood

Councillor for Frenchay & Downend ward

Raj Sood at the Bristol ring road
Raj Sood at the Bristol ring road

Tel: 07901 621 632

Email: Raj.Sood@southglos.gov.uk

Raj is a well known parish councillor and local businessman. His convenience store on Quakers Road is an important community hub for Bromley Heath, Downend and Frenchay.

Having originally trained as a Civil Engineer, Raj has found his knowledge especially useful in contributing to planning and financial issues considered by Downend and Bromley Heath Parish Council, where he represents Downend ward. Now that his children – who attended local schools – are older, Raj wants to use his experience to serve the wider community.

Raj was elected as a South Gloucestershire Councillor in the 2023 local elections, topping the poll. He is the first Liberal Democrat councillor elected in the ward. Even though the Liberal Democrats recieved more votes than the Conservatives, the other two councillors for Frenchay & Downend ward are Conservatives due to the election using a non-proportional system.

Raj outside his shop in Bromley Heath, and in Frenchay
Raj outside his shop in Bromley Heath, and in Frenchay

Raj's 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