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Program Information
 BCFM Drivetime 
 Apologies, explanations, voter apathy, slave trade, housing and tidal energy
 Weekly Program
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution No Derivatives (by-nd) 
 No Advisories - program content screened and verified.
Metro Mayor website:
Candidates and their web sites:
Green party - Darren Hall -
Labour - Lesley Mansell -
Lib Dem - Stephen Williams -
UKIP - Aaron Foot -
Attended BCfm hustings
[Conservative - Tim Bowles -]
[Independent Merchant Venturer - John Savage -]
[did not attend]
Studio Engineer Steve Satan
First hour: Hour one of BCfm Politics show Metro Mayor debate - Apologies/explanation why Tory Tim Bowles and Merchant Venturer John Savage did not attend these hustings - Q1 Whose idea was having a Metro Mayor and what will your annual budget be? Q2 Why was their no referendum for Metro Mayor? Consultation of about 1000 people. Q3 Less than half of the electorate are likely to vote. How would you address voter apathy? Particularly young voters, and effect of mass media, Q4 £30m cuts to Bristol City Council is same as extra amount given to Metro Mayor every year, Tory trickle down ideology; Q5 Colston Hall is to change it's name - do you approve and what should the new name be? Bristol's involvement in the slave trade; Q6 Do the city's elite Merchant Venturers have a role in making Bristol a better city to live in? - transparency, soft power, inequality; Q7 Housing - lots of talk but little action, Bristol Labour Mayor is building 1,700 council houses now. How to deal with homeless and 20,000 on housing waiting list? The slow process of getting council houses built. It takes at least four years. New Homelessness Prevention bill and how just housing people is cheaper than consequences of homelessness; Q8 Tidal energy in the Severn – the planning system, will tidal cost more or less then Hinkley nuclear power station? Renewable energies; Q9 Should the Bristol Arena go ahead? Q10 Will Metrobus ease congestion?

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