Bristol Mayor to give more than a fifth of his salary away

The Mayor of Bristol says he will donate £12,000 of his pay to a trust fund to help those affected by the council's budget cuts. Yesterday, councillors voted to pay George Ferguson a salary of almost £66,000. Mr Ferguson wants to be paid in the city's own currency, Bristol pounds.

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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.