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Referendum on how Bristol City Council is run

Referendum on how Bristol City Council is run

Voting at the referendum, guidance for campaigners, results.

A referendum was called on Thursday 5 May 2022 to determine how Bristol City Council is run.

Results

The majority of those voting in the referendum voted in favour of one or more committees made up of elected councillors. This is a change from how the council is run now.

Referendum option Number of votes
In favour of a mayor who is elected by voters 38,439
In favour of one or more committees made up of elected councillors 56,113

Declaration of poll result (pdf, 52KB) (opens new window) .

Verification statement (pdf, 127KB) (opens new window) .

 

Notices

Guidance pack for campaigners

It's recommended that campaigns are registered with the Counting Officer so that consideration can be given to allowing named representatives to be able to attend the count, polling stations and postal vote opening sessions.

If you have any campaign questions or to register your campaign, email electoral.referendum@bristol.gov.uk