West of England Metro Mayor is sworn in

The new Mayor of the West of England, Tim Bowles, has been officially sworn in to office at Engine Shed, Bristol.

He said he was very proud to be elected as the very first West of England Mayor:

Mr Bowles said he would work collaboratively and constructively with his colleagues in the Combined Authority, as well as the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership:

  • Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol

  • Cllr Tim Warren, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council

  • Cllr Matthew Riddle, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council

  • Steve West, interim chair, West of England LEP

North Somerset is not currently part of the West of England Combined Authority Credit: ITV News

Mr Bowles says his first task is to meet people from the relevant walks of life to discuss how to go forward together.