News review with Cllr Lesley Alexander (Con); Election figures: 1st: George Ferguson 31,321 – 35.13% + 2nd round total 37,353; 2nd: Labour Marvin Rees (Lab) 25,896 - 29.05% + 2nd round total 31,259; 3rd: Geoff Gollop (Con) 8,136 - 9.13%; 4th: Jon Rogers (Lib) 6,202 - 6.96%; 5th: Daniella Radice (Grn) 5,248 - 5.89%. George Ferguson’s £25m cuts are unnecessary and effectively ‘suicidal’ as the City of London is playing out its own political agenda. Sue Mountstevens sworn in as Avon & Somerset Police Commissioner, promptly runs in to ‘Tit For Tat’ dispute with Chief Constable Colin Port who announces he will not be renewing his contract saying he ‘refuses to apply for his own job’. Election Expenses: £21,000 maximum, must be in by Thurdsay 20th December. Spat on BBC Question Time between Work and Pensions Secretary of State Iain Duncan-Smith and Independent columnist Owen Jones over disabled people facing destitution over ATOS assessments and being told to apply for work in a market of less and less jobs. Disabled rights campaigner Karen Sherlock dies and 11,000 Disabled people facing homelessness. Black Triangle campaign for disabled people fighting back against the DWP ATOS assessments. Housing benefit bill is out of control so we have to build homes and create real, well paid jobs or we are going back to Victorian and Medieval times of mass injustice and poverty. Tata cutting 900 steel jobs across South Wales and the UK. Fall in UK steel demand has been steeper than in any other European country. Banks are bankrupt but being kept afloat by public money. UBS ‘Rogue Trader’ Kweku Adoboli jailed for 7 years while his bosses walk free. City of London is the ‘heart of darkness’ for the financial crisis globally. Who runs Britain, the banks or the government? Free market solution: not a penny for bankrupt institutions! Rolinda Sharples painting: The Stoppage of the Bank. Criminal gang in Murdoch newsrooms & Downing Street? Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson face more charges, this time over bribery with the implication of a masonic crime ring in Scotland Yard and government institutions. The Queen comes to Bristol and gets a lacklustre reception, Chrstina Robina reports for BCfm from outside the Old Vic on King Street.