Video: Mayor candidate George Ferguson gets his own theme tune
A Bristol woman has backed her chosen mayoral candidate - by writing him a campaign song.
Sarah Ménage decided writing a song was the best way to show her support for George Ferguson, who was formally announced today as one of the candidates in the running to become mayor next month.
Ms Ménage said: "I didn’t want an elected mayor. I voted 'No'.
"It costs money which no one can afford. But as Bristol has decided very slightly to have one, we’d better get someone good."
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She said she chose Mr Ferguson because he believes in the things she believes in and "has the air of mayor".
The song, entitled Let George do it, features Pete Brandt. You can watch it here:
She says: "He’s basically a decent bloke – call me naive, but I think he’s in the race because he genuinely cares about the place and the people – a devotion he’s demonstrated very clearly by pledging to take the mayoral income in Bristol Pounds if he gets the job."
Mr Ferguson said he hadn't commissioned the video, but added that he "loved it".
"I think it's hilarious," he told ThisisBristol.
"It is very sweet of them to come up with the idea of writing a song for me. It was completely their idea - and how could I refuse?
"We might play it at our victory party if we win."
The song lyrics go like this:
You may not care,
Or be aware,
That Bristol wants a mayor,
Let George do it.
He can't be coerced,
He'll put Bristol first,
We could do worse,
Let George do it.
He loves an urban space,
His heart is in the right place,
The right place is right where we are.
Put Bristol first - let George do it.
Let's get things moving,
Let's get things improving,
Let's turn out and make it count.