St George West (ward)

St George West

Boundaries of the city council ward.
Population 10,928 
Unitary authority Bristol
Ceremonial county Bristol
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BS5
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
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St George West is a district (Ward) of Bristol. Its councillors are Ron Stone and Peter Hammond (both Labour). It can be found in the outer east of the city of Bristol.[1] According to a report released by Bristol City Council, St George West has an average crime rate.[2] 8061 people are registered to vote in the ward.[3]

Of the 10,925 people that live in the ward, 10,253 were born in the United Kingdom. In addition to this four people were born in North Africa. In addition, 202 people living in the ward were born in Asia.[4]

St George West, Bristol can be found in the parliamentary ward that is served by Kerry McCarthy.[5]

Schools

There are five schools in the ward. This includes Air Balloon Hill Infant and Junior Schools, Air Balloon Hill Junior School, Speedwell Nursery School, St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School and Summerhill School.[6]

Air Balloon Hill School can be found on Hillside Road.[7] Speedwell Nursery School can be found on Speedwell Road[8] and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School is located on Blackswarth Road.[9]

Local elections

The 1995 local election in St. George West was won by Ronald Edward Stone and John Edward Deasy, who were the Labour party candidates.[10] In 1997, there was a 68.21% turnout for an election which was won by the Labour party. The Labour party has continued to win the local election in the ward, although in 2007 they achieved only 38.24% of the vote. This was less than 2% more than the Conservative Party candidate, who was in second place.[11] More recently, in the 2008 by-election, after the death of the Labour candidate the Conservative party has attracted some controversy after replacing their previous candidate, Angelo Agathangelou, with Colin Bretherton.[12]

Age

Of the 10,928 people in the ward, approximately 146 are under the age of one. The majority of the resident are of working age, although 401 are aged between 75 and 79. No people in the ward are aged over 100.[13]

References

Coordinates: 51°28′02″N 2°32′39″W / 51.46719°N 2.54417°W / 51.46719; -2.54417

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