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Bristol's Mayor George Ferguson reveals his vision for the city

George Ferguson

George Ferguson

18 November 2013

A packed audience will hear Bristol’s Mayor George Ferguson reflect on his historic first year in office tonight [18 November], when the University of Bristol hosts a keynote speech outlining his vision for the city.

Mr Ferguson will comment on the state of Bristol’s economy and prospects for the future in ‘The State of the City - Bristol 2013: The Mayor’s Annual Address and Debate’taking place in the Wills Memorial Building.

He will present a picture of Bristol, describing a city where vibrant places and passionate people contribute to a resilient local economy that is about more than purely fiscal matters.

  • The lecture and debate is fully-booked but will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Bristol from 6.05pm.

Following the lecture, an expert panel will respond and debate with the Mayor followed by questions from the audience.

The panellists are Alexandra Jones, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities; Alex Marsh, Professor of Public Policy and Head of the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol; and Tony Travers, director of LSE London.


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