"People in Bristol are clearly demanding change at a time when we are all struggling with the impact of the recession on our everyday lives. There is a clear demand for leadership that can unite Bristol beyond narrow sectional interests across the city.
It's the people of Bristol who matter most and the Mayor for Bristol must put them first. Strategic leadership is vital but connecting with local communities and engaging with their concerns and interests is essential.
Let's unleash the spirit of creativity that makes Bristol stand out above other cities, cement our different communities together with a common goal of mutual benefit, reduce inequality, promote leadership in communities and make local community decision-making effective and important".