Podcast

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Bristol 24/7 editor and Hotwells election hopeful Martin Booth

We sat down with the journalist to discuss his plan to run as an independent candidate in February's Hotwells and Harbourside council by-election, before he pulled out of the race.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Labour MP Kerry McCarthy on climate change, immigration and getting along with Tories

Work underway to build new committee system after referendum vote to scrap mayor

Bristol Mayoral Referendum

Bristol votes to scrap its mayor in move to give councillors more power

Just 10 years after voting to bring in a directly elected mayor, the role will now be scrapped and replaced with a committee system.

Bristol Mayoral Referendum

Bristol’s mayoral referendum explained in one minute

Bristol Mayoral Referendum

WTF is the mayoral referendum? Your questions answered

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.

Bristol councillors vote for mayoral referendum in 2022

Bristol will decide whether to keep the directly elected mayor, or return to the committee system that existed before the last referendum in 2012.

From factory boss’s daughter to community organiser – meet Bristol’s first woman councillor

Mabel Tothill was a champion of the labour movement and women's rights in East Bristol.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Cleo Lake

Season 1, Episode 1: Founding member of Countering Colston, Green party city councillor and former Lord Mayor, Cleo Lake has a lot to say on the big questions of politics, race, history and the future of Bristol and beyond.

Experiment in democracy, as council to pilot citizens’ assemblies

Bristolians could be gathered to make decisions on issues such as the climate crisis.

Chris Skidmore, Kingswood MP, declined to give statement in staffer’s sexual assault case, says detective

Chris Skidmore’s former parliamentary aide was cleared of sexually assaulting a teenager. The MP says he offered his full support to the police investigation. But a detective claims he declined to provide a police statement.