Empowering the people of Bristol is one of the cornerstones of Bristol Liberal Democrat’s campaign to Scrap the Mayor. We are promising a referendum doing exactly that - allowing people to choose whether they wish to abolish the post.
You can back our campaign by signing the petition below.
Baroness Barbara Janke says, “we need more democracy, not less” and has already launched a petition on the Bristol City Council website which calls upon the Council to run a campaign to ‘Scrap the Mayor’ and give power back to the people.
Bristol Lib Dems believes that by scrapping the mayor we can:
- end the inaction and indecision running rampant in Bristol City Council
- end the wasting of taxpayers’ money on loss-making commercial enterprises and pay-offs to council staff
- stop the prevarication on key issues such as the Clean Air Plan
- end the centralised and secretive decision making
- give power back to our communities through the creation of neighbourhood councils.
This petition is our first step in giving power back to the people of Bristol.
Please sign our petition to scrap the mayor below. #scrapthemayor
"Scrap the Mayor" petition:
We the undersigned being local government electors for the area of Bristol City Council, to whom this petition is addressed, seek a referendum on whether the council should be run in a different way by a leader who is an elected councillor chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors
We believe that the current system of governance in Bristol concentrates too much power in one person's hands making them unaccountable to the people of this City.
Too much money has been wasted on too many occasions. We are therefore calling on the Council to hold a referendum at the earliest opportunity to give local residents a choice on whether to continue with the Mayoral model or revert back to the Leader and Cabinet system we had before.
Submitter: Gary Hopkins