The Bristol civic leadership project

Project details

Full project title: Bristol civic leadership project

Duration: September 2014-September 2015


  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Bristol City Council

Project Leader for SPE: Professor Robin Hambleton

Research partner/collaborator: Dr David Sweeting, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

Project summary

The Bristol Civic Leadership Project is the first ‘before’ and ‘after’ study of the impact of the mayoral model of governance carried out anywhere in the world. It aims to assess what difference a directly elected mayor makes, and it also seeks to contribute ideas on how to improve the way the mayoral model of governance can operate.

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Key outputs

Project contact

For further information about this project, please contact Professor Robin Hambleton (

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