The Project

The Bristol Civic Leadership Project is a research collaboration between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol. It commenced in 2012, prompted by the introduction of a mayoral system of governance in the city, and has received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, and Bristol City Council. It has led to the production of policy-focused reports and academic outputs, and enabled the researchers involved to contribute to a variety of events in Bristol and beyond.

Latest developments December 2021

On 7 December 2021, at a meeting of the Full Council at Bristol City Council, a motion was passed that requires the council to hold a referendum, in May 2022, offering Bristol’s citizens a choice between:

1) Retaining the mayoral model of decision-making, or

2) Changing to a committee system of decision-making.

In February 2022 the Bristol Civic Leadership Project will be releasing a report on the options in the referendum to support an informed civic conversation about how to improve the quality and effectiveness of civic leadership and local democracy in Bristol.  


One response to “The Project

  1. Great to see this report has still been published. I will share through our social media channels to encourage online engagement

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s