This is a list of electoral divisions and wards in the ceremonial county of Bristol in South West England. All changes since the re-organisation of local government following the passing of the Local Government Act 1972 are shown. The number of councillors elected for each electoral division or ward is shown in brackets.
Electoral Divisions from 1 April 1974 (first election 12 April 1973) to 7 May 1981:
Electoral Divisions from 7 May 1981 to 1 April 1996 (county abolished):
In 2016 Bristol City Council switched to ‘All Out’ elections from the previous ‘Elections in thirds’ for ward councillors. This was designed to move away from the previous system which meant the council switched control from one political party as often as every year. Coinciding with the change of electoral system, was a ward boundary change.
As of 2016 Brislington East, Brislington West, Eastville, Frome Vale, Hillfields, St George Central, St George Troopers Hill, St George West,
Formerly; Brislington East, Brislington West, Eastville, Frome Vale, Hillfields, St George East, St George West, Stockwood.
As of 2016: Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston, Henbury and Brentry, Horfield, Lockleaze, southmead, Stoke Bishop, Weatbury-on-Trym and Henleaze
Formerly: Avonmouth, Henbury, Henleaze, Horfield, Kingsweston, Lockleaze, Southmead, Stoke Bishop, Westbury-on-Trym.
As of 2016: Bedminster, Bishopsworth, Filwood, Hartcliffe and Withywood, Hengrove and Whitchurch Park, Knowle, Southville, Stockwood, Windmill Hill
Formerly: Bedminster, Bishopsworth, Filwood, Hartcliffe, Hengrove, Knowle, Southville, Whitchurch Park, Windmill Hill.
As of 2016: Bristol West wards are Ashley, Bishopston and Ashley Down, Central, Clifton, Clifton Down, Cotham, Easton, Hotwells and Harbourside, Lawrence Hill, Redland.
Formerly: Ashley, Bishopston, Cabot, Clifton, Clifton East, Cotham, Easton, Lawrence Hill, Redland.