City Hall colour credit Andrew Kelly

Bristol Decides 2020

CANCELLED

Festival of Ideas/
Sat 21 March 2020

Bristol Decides 2020

CANCELLED

City Hall colour credit Andrew Kelly
Sat 21 March 2020,

This hustings has been cancelled due to the election being postponed. We will rearrange once a new election date has been set. 

On 7 May 2020 Bristol will vote in a city-wide election for the mayor (as well as the council and police and crime commissioner). What are the big issues facing the city? What are the challenges and opportunities the next mayor will have to deal with? Who has the vision, ideas, leadership skills and drive to take Bristol forward for the next four years and lay the foundations for the long-term future of the city?

Our first mayoral debate will feature Sandy Hore-Ruthven (Green), Mary Page (Liberal Democrats), Marvin Rees (Labour) and Samuel Williams (Conservative). In a wide-ranging, 90-minute session, each candidate will make their case, be interviewed by Festival of Ideas director Andrew Kelly, and will discuss and debate issues facing the city, what they would like to see done and, critically, how they would deliver. Subjects are likely to range from education, jobs, inequality, housing and Bristol post-Brexit to transport, air quality, climate and ecological emergencies.

We are taking questions in advance from audience members to ensure that we can ask the candidates the maximum number on the day. 

Festival of Ideas will be organising other events for the mayoral election, including a second session when other candidates have been declared.

This series is run in partnership with BusinessWest, University of Bristol and University of the West of England.

We are grateful to University of Bristol for hosting this event.

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