Bristol Mayor to be paid the same as an MP

George Ferguson is the city's first elected mayor Credit: Rod Minchin/PA Wire

Councillors in Bristol have voted to pay the city's elected Mayor a salary of almost £66,000. That is the same as an MP would be paid and what was recommended by an independent panel.

George Ferguson wants to be paid in the city's own currency, the Bristol Pound.

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Mayor's MP Salary

Bristol City Council has voted to pay Mayor George Ferguson a salary equivalent to that of an MP. He was elected as the city's first mayor in November.