Bristol Residents Vote to Scrap Mayoral System

Residents of Bristol have voted to scrap the mayoral system and return to a structure of committee members. There were 56,113 votes to scrap the Mayoral system and 38,439 in support of it.

The current Mayor, Marvin Rees, will continue until the end of his tenure in 2024. He said in a statement:

“Despite real concerns, I hope the committee system can deliver for our city – continuing our administration’s momentum building a better Bristol in the face of enormous challenges, not least the national cost-of-living crisis, global migration crisis, and the climate and ecological emergencies.”