Bristol referendum result declared

Bristol referendum result declared

Bristol will adopt a committee system of governance in May 2024 following the declaration of results in the referendum on how the city is run.

Voting took place on Thursday 5 May, with 56,113 voting for a committee system and 38,439 voting to continue with an elected Mayor.

The total turnout was 28.6 percent.

Work will be carried out over the next two years to develop plans for the new arrangements and the new system of governance will be implemented in May 2024. Further detail regarding this process and the emerging model will be made available in due course.

The result of the referendum is likely to be ratified at an Extraordinary Meeting of Full Council on Tuesday 24 May.

Marvin Rees will continue as Mayor of Bristol until his term completes in May 2024.

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