Bristol bucks the trend and votes yes!

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

Five days ago Bristol bucked the trend of other major cities like Nottingham and Newcastle by voting yes in the mayoral referendum meaning that from November Bristol will have a directly elected mayor in charge.

From a disappointing turnout of 24% 41,032 people voted in favour of a mayor, while 35,880 voted against.

“Our new mayor is going to have to address this malaise and work hard to change the culture in the council house, so that it becomes closer and more responsive to the public,” said a spokesperson from the “yes” campaign.

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