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Analysis: How Mayoral candidates will need to battle for votes and look both ways as they race for City Hall

The race for City Hall

In this special series of Bristol Unpacked podcast, Neil Maggs does in-depth interviews with the main candidates running to be Bristol's next mayor.

Alistair Watson,

Sandy Hore-Ruthven,

Coming soon
April 19th

Caroline Gooch,
Lib Dem

Coming soon
April 22nd

Marvin Rees,

Citizens’ Agenda

We’ve asked people in Bristol what issues are most important to them this election. This Citizens’ Agenda is a list of their priorities.

  • Make Housing Affordable
  • Address the climate crisis
  • Improve public transport
  • Reduce air pollution
  • Protect green spaces
  • Strengthen local democracy
  • Encourage active travel
  • Fight inequality

Are these your priorities this election?

If you haven't already, have your say in the Citizens' Agenda. It's a living list which we will update to reflect the priorities people tell us.

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