Some extracts from Lib Dem councillor Alex Woodman's blog:
He says that if the Lib Dems had taken control they would have been “incapable of actually running the city”... He goes on to say "we feel that at the moment what Bristol needs is stability, not another change which would have left the city with a weak and ineffectual administration".
Actually I've just checked this against his blog, and it now refers to "an unsupported administration" - but I have it on good authority that's not what it said originally!
Cllr Woodman also works for Stephen Williams MP.