The latest Bristol Quality of Life survey results show a rise in positivity towards Labour-run Bristol City Council. Positivity with ‘how the council run things’ has significantly risen to 43 per cent, the highest it has ever been. This is a rise of 16 points over the past two years (8 points per year) and reflects the positive transformation that the Labour administration has created at the council.

The latest survey also shows an improvement in 36 out of the 50 quality of life measures compared to 2018.

The survey, which is published by Bristol City Council, includes responses from 4,500 local people and shows that while 79 per cent (77 per cent in 2018) of average Bristol residents are satisfied with their local area, it drops to 50 per cent (46% per cent; 2018) for those living in the most deprived areas.

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees, said: “It is extremely encouraging to see that more Quality of Life measures than ever before are beginning to move in the right direction.

“We have been working hard to improve the quality of life for all our residents through projects such as the Bus Deal, affordable housing and the real Living Wage – so it is great to see that our work is having a positive effect.

“We know there is still more to do, and we cannot change things overnight, but these improvements are proof of just how committed we are to tackling the significant challenges of inequality and deprivation in our city.”

The full 2019-20 Quality of Life results report will be available on the Bristol City Council website in March 2020. More info – bristol.gov.uk/qualityoflife

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