Bristol's first directly elected Mayor has spent his first day viewing work by local artists in Totterdown.
Ian Axton interviews candidates hoping to become Bristol's first elected mayor, and asks what they would do for the city.
15 people have come forward as candidates for Bristol's first elected mayor. 13 of them came before the cameras at the Council House today
Senior Councillor Geoff Gollop has been selected as the Conservative candidate for Bristol's elected mayor. Voting will take place on 15th November. He sees education and transport as two major issues but also wants to tackle inequality.
"I'm going to confront a key issue which I believe is inequality in the city. It is quite outrageous that we have areas of the most deprived areas of the country adjacent to some of the wealthiest areas in the country. Bristol can only grow and prosper if we actually confront that".
Bristol West MP Stephen Williams has ruled himself out of the running to become elected Mayor of Bristol. The Lib-dem MP expressed his interest in becoming a candidate earlier this year, but would have had to give up his Parliamentary seat had he been successful.
A former journalist has been selected as the Labour candidate for an elected mayor in Bristol. Marvin Rees currently runs a health and equalities campaign for the NHS.
Mr Rees won the nomination against four other candidates including former MP Dan Norris and city council leader Peter Hammond. The vote for the mayor will take place in November.
A former Labour MP is hoping to make a political comeback as elected mayor of Bristol. Dan Norris, who lost his seat in North East Somerset to the Conservatives at the last election, is one of five names on Labour's shortlist. The candidate will be chosen next month.
Our political correspondent Bob Constantine brings us this report as the people of Bristol have voted 'yes' to having an elected mayor. Out of the ten cities which held a referendum across the country, only Bristol has voted in favour.
This video shows the moment it was declared that Bristol had voted in favour of the city getting an elected Mayor. Nearly 36,000 people voted 'no' but more than 41,000 voted 'yes'.
An election for a Mayor will be held on November 15th 2012.
Later this afternoon there will be a result on the mayoral referendum in Bristol. Voters were asked to decide whether or not they wanted an elected mayor for the city. The turnout was low - just 24%, meaning just 1 in 4 eligible people voted. Counting will take place later at Ashton Gate stadium.
In Nottingham where there was a similar referendum, a result has been declared. Voters there have decided not to have an elected mayor.
Overall turnout therefore, including postal votes, in the #bristolmayor referendum is 24%. Votes counted Friday, result est. mid afternoon