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Six of the Best?

May 2, 2012
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I’m voting for an elected Mayor for Bristol because 1) We need someone with the democratic legitimacy to speak for the whole city not just one political party 2) We should have someone who can be selected by the whole city not just a few councillors acting in secret with vested interests in the result […]

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Festival of Ideas encourages debate

February 29, 2012
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The Bristol Festival of Ideas has published three blogs as a start of debate on their website. Against is Green Party activist and resident of Yate, Tony Dyer (sorry Tony I know like me you are a Hartcliffe refugee), for is your truly and talking about some other issues is Darren Lewis. http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/?p=2769  

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Factfile

January 25, 2012
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Factfile Number of electors in Bristol: 317,000 Number who voted for Leader of Council: 1,661        0.5%

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Wed 22nd Feb – 19:00 to 21:00

January 24, 2012
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Should Bristol have an elected Mayor? Mayoral debate 2 Wed 22nd Feb 19:00 – 19:00 The debate will feature voices from both sides, for and against a directly elected mayor, in the Conference Hall of Bristol City Council. Join Professor Alex Marsh from the University of Bristol School for Policy Studies and panellists chaired by […]

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the Festival of Ideas Bristol Elected Mayor debate kicks off…

December 13, 2011
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Apologies for the silence! Since the Festival of Ideas debate, we’ve had a bit of a groundswell of support which has kept us quite busy. All in all it was acknowledged that there was a real opportunity that needs to be taken seriously and that we all owed it to the citizens of Bristol (the […]

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the effective elected mayor for Bristol update

November 18, 2011
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We know we’ve been relatively silent for a while but timing is everything and things have started to get interesting! Local political parties and their positions As expected, most of the political parties have been reticent to commit (Labour says let the people decide, Conservatives have yet to say anything), or proactively prepared to campaign […]

Speech To Bristol Labour Party

October 19, 2011
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The Bristol Labour Party held a debate on the proposal for an elected Mayor open to all Labour members on 15th October. It is known that the Lib Dems and Greens have already decided to oppose a mayor. I spoke in favour of an elected mayor and the outline of my speech can be found […]

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