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Listen: Bristol Unpacked with former mayor George Ferguson, on his highs, lows, beef with Marvin and being ‘radical’ as an ex-Merchant Venturer

The red-trouser wearing self-described “establishment rebel” and first and former Bristol mayor George Ferguson joins the podcast this week.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

What did he learn, regret and achieve during his time as mayor? Is his hatred of tall buildings getting in the way of much needed housing? Did his focus on ‘brand Bristol’ neglect social issues? What’s his vision for the site at Bristol zoo? Tune into the conversation with Neil and George to find out all this and more.

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  • Good interview Neil. A bit too much about the Zoo for my liking so enjoyed the first half more. Some great quotes;”Too tetchy about opposition”, guess who that was about. And at 19mins,”Marvin should be the last mayor of Bristol”. (Because we now have a metro mayor). The problem is, it seems, that WECA is less democratic than Bristol’s Council and that’s going something. Do we really have to give up democracy to get things done?

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