The full list of all three options needs to be discussed and debated at Full Council and then presented in the petition to preserve the rights of Bristolians to choose the most appropriate governance model for themselves.
The Cities and Devolution Bill provided Baroness Janke with the opportunity to amend the Localism Act 2011 removing a clause, which referred to referendums for Directly Elected (DM) Mayors. The clause was to the effect that where a referendum for an elected Mayor, was supported by the electorate, the new system of government remained in perpetuity. However, the fact that the only city to support a DE Mayor in 2012 was Bristol, (which the Govt had not anticipated) and that made Bristol unique. That unique position persuaded then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark to agree to remove the clause, so that Bristol should have the same rights as other cities with regards to removal of the role of elected mayors.
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Started by: Mary Page (Bristol Liberal Democrats)
This ePetition ran from 19/09/2019 to 01/05/2022 and has now finished.
271 people signed this ePetition.