Labour’s Easton Candidates:
Councillor Afzal Shah
Afzal is councillor for Easton, and Cabinet Member for Climate, Ecology, and Sustainable Growth. Afzal is honoured that he’s served Easton ward as Labour Councillor since 2013, having moved into Easton back in 1983 and attended Whitehall Primary, where he has previously been a school governor. He has two young children who attend the local nursery. As an Easton resident he has regular monthly walkabouts through the ward and has held monthly advice surgeries for Easton and Redfiield residents, in addition to online surgeries. during the pandemic.
I have been a local activist for the past 10 years as well as a lifelong Labour supporter. It’s been my pleasure to have been involved in the Green Space Groups in Easton for the past 10 years, organising family plant outs, hosting green space consultations, as well raising money for new play equipment. You maybe know me as an organiser of the ‘Pumpkin Parade’, or have met me through litter picking events locally. My child is home grown in Easton, and has been to the local children’s center, as well as the local schools. I believe keeping to local schools and businesses, nurtures a stronger community, and promotes lifelong relationships. I am Chair of Greenbank cemetery and we currently have some great projects emerging, the community Bat Project supporting biodiversity in an urban environment encouraging families and schools to get involved. I have also started conversations to restore the Chapel to its former glory, a total gem in Easton. I am a founding member of Horumar Somali Leadership programme, spring boarding diverse leaders in East Bristol. I am committed to ensuring all individuals have a voice, including the ones who feel they are farthest away from having a opinion or choice in decision making. My work in the role is to ensure your views and options are taken to the arenas to support change, that makes Easton Safer, Stronger and Cleaner.