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it's our city bristol

On 5th May Bristol voters will have the opportunity to vote in a
referendum to keep or to replace the mayoral system with a modern committee system. 

It's Our City Bristol is an independent group campaigning to raise awareness of the benefits of a collaborative committee system.

If you love our city

​The Referendum question on the ballot paper is:


How would you like Bristol City Council to be run?

By a Mayor who is elected by voters. This is how the Council is run now.

By one or more Committees made up of elected Councillors. This would be a change from how the Council is run now.

To improve democracy in Bristol, #VoteCommittee


In Bristol we elect a mayor once every 4 years to rule over us and make all the decisions.

They have absolute power, very little scrutiny and almost no accountability until 4 years later when we vote again.

We and our elected councillors are mostly locked out of the decision-making.

We think that means our community voices are being ignored.

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