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Protesters heckle London's mayor in Bristol

The London mayor Boris Johnson, was verbally attacked as he arrived in Bristol today.

A handful of protesters jeered as he tried to do interviews in support of Conservative candidates for elected mayor and crime commissioners in the city.

But he fought back but was eventually forced to flee to a quieter spot.

Our political correspondent Bob Constantine was there:

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Bristol prepares for biggest election count

A practice run has been held for the biggest election count ever to be undertaken in Bristol. The city goes to the polls next month to vote for the new positions of mayor of Bristol and police commissioner for the Avon and Somerset force.

Two thousand people will be working on the day to make sure the count goes smoothly. Today election officials gathered at the University of the West of England to test out counting and verification systems.

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