Bristol Lib Dems are spearheading a final push promoting the Modern Committee System ahead of tomorrow's Referendum on replacing the Mayoral System in the City.
Following the passing of a motion at Full Council in December, the referendum will effectively decide how Bristol is governed over the next 10 years with voters choosing between retaining the Mayoral System or replacing it with a Committee System.
Speaking ahead of the vote, Lib Dem Council Group Leader, Jos Clark, said "It's disappointing that the Council has not provided more information to residents but Bristol's Lib Dems have distributed thousands of leaflets in support of our campaign - as have colleagues in the Green and Conservative parties, as well as the independent "It's Our City" campaign. Over the rest of today we will continue to speak to voters about why a change to the Modern Committee System is essential to achieving a better Bristol."
Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Councillor, Sarah Classick, added "The Modern Committee System will allow a more diverse range of Councillors from across the city, and across parties, to be actively involved in the key decisions that affect their residents. We believe that this will allow those residents who feel neglected by the current system to feel closer to decisions that make an impact on their lives. Moving to a committee system will be the first step to making Bristol more democratic: Bristol Lib Dems will work to find ways to devolve more power to communities."