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Bristol budget to be unveiled by Mayor

George Ferguson speaking on ITV News West Country about the budget last November Credit: ITV News West Country

Later today, Bristol mayor George Ferguson, will reveal further details of the city's budget, and the results of a public consultation.

There was a record response to his appeal for comments with 3,800 people having their say. It followed the announcement last November there would need to be be £90 million cuts, and up to 1,000 job losses.

Council Labour Group: Bristol's future 'very bleak'

The Bristol City Council Labour Group has reacted angrily to Mayor George Ferguson's budget cuts, announced yesterday:

The Mayor once promised to protect the poor and vulnerable in this city but there's precious little sign of it with massive cuts to children's centres, older people and disabled people. [...]

This on top of a massive restructuring of the workforce and the loss of about 1000 staff - many of whom will be providing essential services. This will create a huge dent in the city the Mayor claims to be so proud of - when he appeared to appeared to promise the exact opposite by negotiating a better deal from government for Bristol. It is a very bleak future.

– Cll Ron Stone, Deputy Leader of the Labour Group, Bristol City Council




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