Bristol

Bristol public to be quizzed over mayoral powers

Bristol's Council House
Image caption The consultation runs until January

People in Bristol are to be asked what powers they think an elected mayor should have.

A referendum is due to be held next May on whether a mayor should take over the powers of the Liberal Democrat-controlled council's cabinet.

The government wants the mayor's remit to match local circumstances rather than a "one-size-fits-all" approach.

It will ask whether a Bristol mayor should have any extra powers. The consultation runs until January.

Elected mayors are responsible for the day-to-day running of local services and serve for four years.

They provide political leadership to the council and the community and carry out the local authority's policies.

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