RSA Bristol Network Event February 2012
Should Bristol have an Elected Mayor?
Wednesday 22 February 2012, 6.30pm
Bristol City Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR
Bristolians will be asked to vote for or against the idea of a directly elected Mayor in May 2012, in a local referendum proposed in the Government’s Localism Bill. Replacing the present Councillors plus Cabinet system in the City Council with a directly elected Mayor would represent the biggest upheaval to local democracy since the dissolution of Avon County Council.
This is a free-access public debate organised by members of the RSA Bristol Network with the participation of the Bristol Festival of Ideas, Bristol University’s Centre for Public Engagement and the Bristol branch of the Institute of Directors.
The debate will be chaired by broadcaster Chris Serle and an impartial review of the issues facing mayoral referendum will be presented by Professor Alex Marsh head of Bristol University’s School for Policy Studies, before the motion in favour of a directly elected Mayor for Bristol is debated by political and non-party speakers, with electronic votes taken before and after the debate and questions from the floor.
Booking details and cost for event: Free, but to book visit http://bristolmayordebate.eventbrite.co.uk
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