George Ferguson wins Bristol Mayoral vote

George Ferguson Credit: Rod Minchin/PA Wire

Independent candidate George Ferguson has won the first ever Bristol Mayoral election. He beat off the challenge of Labour's Marvin Rees in the second round after also topping the first count. When second preference votes were declared, Mr Ferguson had won with 37,353 votes to Mr Rees' 31,259

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Bristol's New Mayor

George Ferguson beat 14 rivals to win the contest to become Bristol's first ever elected mayor. The vote took place on November 15th.