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Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council
Executive mayor elected every four years
Third of council elected three years out of four. This is changing from 2016 to a full council election every 4 years. [1]
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Founded 1 April 1974 (1974-04-01)
George Ferguson, Independent
Since 15 November 2012
Faruk Choudhury
Since 21 May 2013
Seats 1 executive mayor
70 councillors
30 / 70
15 / 70
13 / 70
10 / 70
1 / 70
1 / 70
Council voting system
Supplementary vote
Council last election
2013 (one third of councillors)
2014 (one third of councillors)
2015 (one third of councillors)
Mayor last election
15 November 2012
Council next election
2016 (all councillors)[2]
Mayor next election
2020 (all councillors)[3]
Virtute et Industria (By Virtue and Industry)
Meeting place
City Hall, College Green, Bristol

Bristol City Council is the local authority of

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See also

Composition of the Bristol City Council (by party in 2014)

The political composition of the council after the 2014 local elections is:

Political composition

It was envisaged through the Local Government Act 1972 that Bristol as a non-metropolitan district council would share power with the Avon County Council. This arrangement lasted until 1996 when Avon County Council was abolished and Bristol City Council gained responsibility for services that had been provided by the county council.

The council was formed by the Local Government Act 1972. It was first elected in 1973, a year before formally coming into its powers and prior to the creation of the non-metropolitan district of Bristol on 1 April 1974.



  • History 1
  • Political composition 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

[5] electing 70 councilors.[4]

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