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Bristol’s mayor shouldn’t cherry pick which journalists attend his briefings
Local democracy reporters have been banned from attending Marvin Rees’ press conferences, sparking a boycott from local media outlets.
‘I feel so uninformed’: Cable readers on Bristol’s mayoral referendum
Does the mayor have too much power and exclude councillors? Or is having a mayor the best way to overcome stalemates in a politically divided city? Here’s what Cable readers had to say.
Not enough info for public ahead of mayoral referendum, campaigners say
At a debate co-hosted by the Cable, panellists discussed the pros and cons of the mayoral model, representation and how to overcome low engagement with local politics.
How Bristol is run isn’t just a political debate. It impacts our everyday lives.
We should care about the mayoral referendum in May because the importance of local democracy goes beyond the media and political bubble.
What next for Bristol’s renting crisis?
Politicians and campaigners gathered to discuss how we can transform renting in Bristol and push the government to pursue long-promised reform.