I have a deep respect for the city in which I was born and raised in. That pride increases not due to great feats of architecture, such as the intended arena, but due to pioneering initiatives such as the Bristol pound. I am proud to be part of a community that embraces asylum-seekers, refugees and immigrants and celebrates our diversity. I hope that in four years time I can add the fact we have a mayor to that list. Only time will tell and the clock is ticking.