Bristol council candidate killed in car crash

News reaches the voice that a talented local campaigner died last week when his car hit a tree.

A man who died in a car crash in Bristol has been named locally as community figure and Liberal Democrat candidate for Horfield – Tony Lewis.

Mr Lewis, aged 48, of Rodbourne Road, Manor Farm, was involved in an accident in Pen Park Road, Southmead, just after 6.10pm on Tuesday.

As reported by the Bristol Post, his Renault Clio hit a tree and a parked car.

Mr Lewis, who was also chairman of Manor Farm Action Group, has been described by his colleagues as a “champion for his community”.

Councillor Barbara Janke, leader of Liberal Democrat Group said: “Tony will be a sad loss to Liberal Democrats in Bristol.

“We all held him in high regard for his dedication and commitment to his local area and to Bristol. “We all will miss him as a valued colleague and a fighter for local democracy. We send his family and loved ones our sympathy at this sad time.”