Bristol's first elected mayor will be officially inaugurated this afternoon. George Ferguson will be sworn in during a ceremony at Temple Meads at two o'clock. Mr Ferguson beat the Labour candidate to second place in last Thursday's vote.
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:
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has been heckled by protesters outside the M Shed in Bristol this morning.
He is in the city to support the conservative candidates for the Bristol Mayoral and Police Crime Commissioner Elections in November.
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is in Bristol today to support Conservative candidates for elected mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner. Elections will be held on November 15th.
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. Bristol's Statutory Services Manager, Yvonne Dawes, has been overseeing the practice at UWE this morning.
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.