Mayor candidate George Ferguson: "I'll take my salary as Bristol Pounds"
Independent mayor candidate George Ferguson says if he is elected he would be happy to be paid in Bristol Pounds.
He made the announcement this morning at a hustings event at the offices of Burges Salmon.
At the event, attended by other candidates Marvin Rees, Jon Rogers, Geoff Gollop and chaired by The Post editor Mike Norton, Mr Ferguson praised the Bristol Pound, which launches today.
He said: "Today we are launching the Bristol Pound. I am a great advocate of the Bristol Pound.
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"I will take my salary as Bristol Pounds and I will re-invest all that salary within Bristol.
"I think the Bristol Pound is something we should be proud of."
He went on the say: "If we can make that work Bristol will have had a real first. I applaud the city council for supporting that."