Cautious optimism for Bristol’s new independent mayor
When he walks into his new office on Monday morning Bristol’s first directly elected mayor knows he has to make an immediate impact.
George Ferguson, 65, set up the Bristol 1st party so that he could be distinguished from other independent candidates and won with a total of 37,353 votes, 6,094 more than Labour’s Marvin Rees in second place.
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“The problem is Bristol is built on hard rock so you can’t easily make a tube system but having cheap moncler jackets an elevated railway is a possibility.
“Then housing we need to return housing to public ownership it should never have been sold off.
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Mr Hanley’s hopeful moncler jackets outlet take on the election and new mayor is shared by student and part time delicatessen worker Caitlin Campbell, 19, who lives in central Bristol.
“It’s the first time I’ve been able to vote,” she said.
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“I think having an independent mayor will be really good for Bristol. He knows the city and the people but I don’t think building an arena should be a priority.
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“I didn’t know enough about it,” she said.
“I do think Bristol should have better sports facilities though and public transport should be reliable and cheaper it’s not at the moment, it’s awful.”
Businessman Tom Murray, 56, from Henleaze used his vote.
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Mr Murray wants to see competition for First Bus to drive down ticket prices and and support for small businesses.
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