Congratulations Councillor Tom Aditya – New Mayor of Bradley Stoke

Congratulations to Councillor Tom Aditya who was appointed by the Council to the position of Mayor of Bradley Stoke at the Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Annual Town Council Meeting held on Wednesday 15th May 2019. 

Outgoing Mayor, Councillor Ben Randles, welcomed everyone to the meeting and explained that it was his pleasure, as his last action in the role of Mayor of the Town, to present cheques to the two recipients of the Mayor’s Charity Fund. A total of £8,217.42 had been raised over the past year to be split between the MS Therapy Centre (£4,108.71 – 50%) and The Stroke Association (£4,108.71 – 50%). A representative of The Stroke Association attended the meeting and accepted their cheque. 

Upon Councillor Tom Aditya’s appointment to the position of Mayor, he thanked all councillors for his nomination and placing their trust in him to hold the position; he then chaired the Meeting after signing the Declaration of Acceptance of Office. 

Tom has been renowned as a passionate community campaigner advocating for social harmony and holistic community development. Since 2007, he has been serving in various public offices. When elected councillor of Bradley Stoke in 2011, Tom was the first person of Asian origin elected in the South Gloucestershire and the first South Indian elected on the Conservative party ticket in the UK. Tom informally also acts as an ambassador of Bristol’s history, heritage and tourism; and brings many enthusiasts to the city.

On his election Tom is quoted saying: “I believe politics should be first and foremost about getting things done for the people and not petty party-politics. My approach has always been to bring excellent amenities for the residents and to deliver better quality services, whilst ensuring lower taxes, value for money, good governance and fairness for all. My aim is to make our town a better place to live and the community to have a stronger voice”

“I am thankful to all those who supported me to take up this role. I am indebted to all for their trust and confidence placed upon me. As a common man, I am fully aware of the needs and concerns of the people and I can assure that the community’s best interests are always at the heart of what I strive to achieve. I am here to help the community in their issues, concerns and problems. As an elected representative, I am here to serve everyone – not just those who voted for me.”

Councillor Tom Aditya has been a sitting councillor in Bradley Stoke since 2011 (currently representing the Bradley Stoke, South ward). 

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