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New Mayor for Bristol

Marvin Rees making his acceptance speech after becoming Bristol Mayor Credit: ITV News

Labour's Marvin Rees has been announced as the new Mayor of Bristol. He beat George Ferguson by 29,000 votes.

Hernandez wants to increase police on the streets

Alison Hernandez wants to increase the number of police on the streets Credit: ITV News

Devon and Cornwall's new Police and Crime Commissioner says one of her top priorities is to improve the force's visibility.

Conservative Alison Hernandez beat her labour rival last night by less than three thousand votes. She says she wants to increase the number of uniformed police on the streets.

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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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