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.
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The fight for 10 Downing Street kicks off today with the dissolution of Parliament - and the South West is a key battleground for votes.
The Liberal Democrats won the Bath constituency in 2010. With the current MP standing down, the Conservatives are targeting this seat.
Bridgwater and West Somerset is considered a Conservative safe seat - in 2010 they had a majority of over 9,000 votes.