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Bristol’s man in red trousers hopes independent streak key to mayoral poll

November 14, 2012

As reported in The Guardian, Wednesday 14 November   George Ferguson – architect, entrepreneur, wearer of bright red trousers – was on ebullient form. “I’m your independent candidate,” he was telling anyone who would pause to listen. “It’s between me and Labour. If I win I will only be answerable to you, not to any political […]

Alastair Sawday – Can Bristol Really Be Independent?

November 14, 2012

Bristolians are dynamic and independent.  Too much so to waste any more energy and time doing battle with each other and with their own Council. I have personal experience of trying to get a big project off the ground in Bristol, and learned that without very deep pockets one is simply at the mercy of […]

MASSIVE ATTACK’S 3D & Daddy G BACK GEORGE FERGUSON FOR BRISTOL MAYOR

November 14, 2012

Two of Bristol’s most influential musicians, Robert Del Naja, or 3D, and Grant “Daddy G” Marshall from Massive Attack are backing George Ferguson to be Bristol’s first elected Mayor. Robert Del Naja said: “We’re backing George. Having an independent at the helm will allow Bristol to benefit from the widest range of talent. More people […]

The Future of Bristol is in Your Hands!

November 12, 2012

Thank you so much for helping to make my campaign to become Bristol Mayor a force to be reckoned with! It has become absolutely clear that I’m the only candidate that can beat Labour, but I would be grateful if you could do one last thing. The warmth and support that I have from people […]

INDEPENDENTS VISIT BRISTOL IN FINAL WEEK OF MAYORAL ELECTION – MARTIN BELL LEADS LINE UP DETERMINED TO BREAK THE MOULD OF PARTY POLITICS

November 12, 2012

12 November 2012  EMBARGO: MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2012 Leading independent politicians are visiting Bristol on Monday 12 November. They are led by Martin Bell who believes that Bristol is at a crucial crossroads and has a real opportunity to become a pioneer of a new, inclusive, independent politics. He will visit Bristol today (Monday 12 […]

Ferguson inspired by anti-sleaze MP Martin Bell

November 2, 2012

As reported by Bristol 24-7, Friday November 2, 2012 George Ferguson said guidelines written by former reporter who trounced Tory MP Neil Hamilton in Tatton in 1997 provided “guiding principles” The Bristol 1st candidate to become Bristol mayor has said he has been inspired by former journalist and independent MP Martin Bell. George Ferguson said […]

Independent mayoral candidate backs Martin Bell’s principles

November 2, 2012

Bristol Mayor candidate George Ferguson has identified Martin Bell’s independent guidelines as the guiding principles for his own independent campaign. Martin Bell, a former renowned broadcast war reporter, became the first successful independent Member of Parliament (MP) since 1951 after winning the Tatton constituency in 1997. With seven independent candidates in the running, the Bristol […]

George Ferguson – “Party politics have held us back too long”

October 29, 2012

As reported in the Post, Monday 29 October, 2012 GEORGE Ferguson is on a mission. He is passionately committed to making Bristol one of the best cities in Europe – if not the world – and he believes there is no better way for him to achieve this than becoming the city’s first elected mayor. […]

GEORGE INVITES HEAD OF ENGLISH TOURISM TO VISIT BRISTOL

October 22, 2012

JAMES Berresford, CEO of Visit England, made a special visit to Bristol on Thursday, 18 October, at the invitation of George. Mr Berresford who met leaders from the city’s tourism, hospitality and leisure sector said: “I am delighted to accept George Ferguson’s invitation to visit Bristol. It’s the personality and individuality of the city that […]

Bristol Mayor 2012 – Independent Candidate George Ferguson

October 22, 2012