Contributions to BBC broadcasts by Professor Robin Hambleton

Issue date: 16 April 2013

On 11 April 2013 Robin Hambleton gave interviews to BBC Television and Radio Bristol on issues that are relevant to the local elections that will take place in May.

In relation to the elections in Bristol some commentators have suggested that there is no point in voting as, come what may, Mayor Ferguson will remain in office until 2016. Professor Hambleton took a different view – he encouraged citizens to turn out and vote.

While it is true that the elections do not provide an opportunity to pass judgement on the performance of Mayor George Ferguson, they will lead to the election of a large number of councillors who will influence the future direction of the city.

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