New elected mayor salary decision deferred

Councillors have put off a decision on how much to pay Bristol's new mayor. Credit: ITV West

Councillors in Bristol have put off a decision on how much to pay the city's new elected mayor. It follows the referendum which decided to set up the post.

An independent panel suggested a salary of £65,000 - similar to an MP - but Liberal Democrats and the Greens say it should be pegged at £40,000, which is what the council leader currently gets.

They will now decide once the Mayor is elected in November.

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