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1st count puts Rees 24k ahead of Ferguson for Bristol Mayor

Bristol Mayor candidates arrive for result Credit: ITV News

We are just hours away from finding out who will be the next Bristol Mayor. Results are due to be announced between 4pm and 6pm.

In the first round of votes Labour's Marvin Rees was 24,000 votes ahead of George Ferguson. There was a total of 142,000 votes.

Yesterday George Ferguson appeared to be conceding defeat to Labour's Marvin Rees. He posted on Twitter thanking his campaign team and said "without big party resources they had done their best for Bristol"

He also tweeted that he may get his life back and thanked everyone who voted.

Bristol Mayor looks to concede to challenger

Results have been coming in throughout the day for a number of elections in the West. The biggest news may well be in the race to become Bristol Mayor. The votes will be counted tomorrow but the current mayor George Ferguson appears to be conceding defeat to Labour's Marvin Rees.

Earlier today he tweeted his thanks to his campaign team and said without big party resources they had done their best for Bristol.

He also tweeted that he may get his life back and thanked everyone who voted.

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Liberal Democrats hold on to Cheltenham Council

Liberal Democrats hold on to Cheltenham Town Council Credit: ITV News

The Liberal Democrats hold Cheltenham Town Council gaining five seats. They now have 29 out of 40 seats despite losing the Parliamentary seat.

The Conservatives won 3 seats, People Against Bureaucracy Group won 1 seat and the Independent party won 1 seat.

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