Bristol Vote 2012: Lord mayor versus elected mayor

Bristol will hold a referendum on 3 May on whether to adopt an elected mayor.

But what would an elected mayor do? And how would the role differ from that of the Lord Mayor of Bristol?

Councillor Geoffrey Gollop is nearing the end of his time as the Lord Mayor of Bristol, a tradition held in the city for almost 800 years. Here he helps illustrate the two roles.

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