Bristol Mayor George Ferguson's annual salary agreed

Bristol Mayor George Ferguson George Ferguson was entitled to vote on his own salary

Councillors in Bristol have agreed on the annual salary the Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson will receive in office.

They voted in favour of a recommendation by an independent panel for Mr Ferguson to receive £65,738, the same salary as an MP.

Mr Ferguson abstained from the vote saying he would accept whatever was decided by councillors.

Following the vote, he said he will pay £12,000 a year into a trust fund to help Bristolians affected by the cuts.

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