Bristol votes to scrap directly elected mayoral role

Labour incumbent Marvin Rees to serve out term until 2024 as opposition welcomes ‘new chapter’ in return to committee system

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Bristol’s Labour mayor has suffered a blow after the city voted to end the role. Marvin Rees, the first person of black African heritage to become a directly elected mayor in a major European city, will serve out his current term, after which Bristol will return to a committee system.

Opposition politicians, who argued that the role invested too much power in one person, hailed the result of the referendum on the mayoral role as a chance to reset democracy in the city.

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