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George Ferguson ponders Bristol mayoral role

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Former RIBA president George Ferguson is considering running for Bristol mayor

The Bristol-based architect (pictured) said acting as the city’s first mayor would be a ‘great project’ but he was unsure whether or not he would enter the race – reported The Bristol Evening Post.

On 3 May Bristol will hold a referendum on whether to create the post of a directly elected city mayor and replace the current system where a leader is chosen by city councillors.

Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Wakefield will hold similar polls.

Last month, Liverpool stole a march on the country’s other regional capitals, by bypassing a city-wide referendum and voting to create the post of a directly elected city mayor.

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