Graham has worked hard to raise questions about how council money is spent – notably in his petition calling for an independent inquiry into the golden goodbye given to a former city council boss.
Working together with other Liberal Democrats, Graham will help offer a real opposition to Mayor Rees. At Bristol’s recent Budget debate, the Liberal Democrats proposed key changes to the mayor’s budget, designed to put money back into schools, libraries, and parks – money that is instead being spent on servicing unnecessary debt.
These sensible proposals were thoughtlessly voted down by Labour’s councillors and Mayor.
And Graham also stands against the sort of secrecy that saw former mayor George Ferguson run up a deficit during the period when a Conservative was deputy mayor for finance.