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Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Paul Hassan, the community sector leader who says a mayor is best for the city and the vote is ‘self-indulgent’

The last of four episodes in a mini-series dedicated to understanding what’s at stake in Bristol’s upcoming mayoral referendum on 5 May.

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Opposition councillors say they have been shut out of scrutinising and making decisions, but Paul Hassan says the mayoral system has provided a focal point of leadership for the city as a whole to come together and solve common problems.

Hassan came to Bristol in 1987 and doesn’t remember the committee years fondly – and neither does he think May’s vote will help address the deeper issues that Bristol is currently facing. Listen to the fourth of our mini-series on Bristol’s referendum.

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