Category Archives: Research

Livetweeting the launch

Our Prospects report will be launched tomorrow afternoon at an event starting at 4pm. The report will then be available to download for free from our website.

For those who are not able to join us we will be livetweeting the launch from our twitter account –  @BrisCivLdrPrj – to the hashtag #bristolmayor.

Prospects Report to be published

The final report of our Prospects study will be published on Friday 22nd March. It will be launched at City Hall.

The report will be available to download from this site from Friday.

Robin Hambleton on elected mayors and our project

A representative mayor?

Bristol Fawcett Society has produced a valuable analysis of the structures of leadership and political power in Bristol.

14 out of 15 candidates for the role of Elected Mayor are men. 14 out of 15 candidates are white. This is indicative of a broader set of challenges associated with ensuring that the leadership of the city – not just political leadership but across key sectors and organisations – is truly representative.

You can read the report here.

First workshop takes place

On 5th October we held our first stakeholder workshop looking at the prospect of moving to an elected mayor. The workshop brought together elected members, council officers, and representatives of the business and community sectors in the Bristol City Council area. The aim was to gather views on key strengths of existing governance systems as well as expectations and aspirations for future governance.

As an input into the discussion members of the research team offered brief cameos of mayoral governance elsewhere. These cameos have been reproduced here.

Citizens’ Panel 2012

Our Prospects Project is now up and running. We have included a series of questions in the Bristol Citizens’ Panel for 2012. We’re seeking people’s views on current governance arrangements and what they are looking for from a Mayor.

The survey goes to a panel of 2000 households in the City of Bristol area. Households are completing it now.