Bristol's New Mayor

George Ferguson beat 14 rivals to win the contest to become Bristol's first ever elected mayor. The vote took place on November 15th.

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City to choose first elected Mayor

Mayoral Election
Polls close at 10pm Credit: ITV West

Those living in Bristol will also have the option of voting for the person they want to become the city's first elected Mayor. There are fifteen candidates to choose from. Polls close at ten o'clock tonight except in Wiltshire where counting won't begin until tomorrow.

Bristol elected mayor: final day of campaigning

It's the final day of campaigning for the Bristol mayor canididates Credit: ITV West

It's been the final day of campaigning for candidates in two new jobs.

Tomorrow [Thursday] sees voting for Bristol's elected mayor, and for Police and Crime Commissioners in each of the region's police forces. Polling stations will be open from 7a.m. until 10p.m.

Counting takes place on Friday except for the PCC in Wiltshire, which happens overnight.

Final preparations for Bristol's mayoral elections

Final preparations are under way for what's been called Bristol's biggest vote, now just two days away.

That's when more than 300,000 people in the city get the chance to choose their first directly-elected mayor. At the same time there are nationwide elections for Police and Crime commissioners as well.

The contest to be Bristol's equivalent of Boris Johnson in London has attracted 15 candidates - but it's still unclear whether that will lead to a big turnout. Our political correspondent Bob Constantine reports.

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