Register to vote for the regional Mayor before midnight on Thursday 13th April 2017. The West of England devolution deal worth £1 billion brings powers and money from national Government with the ability to make local decisions about spatial planning for the region (including where new homes are planned and where investment in new services is needed to support their development), adult education and skills, employment and regional transport. As part of the devolution deal there needs to be a regional authority and an elected regional Mayor. The devolution deal could potentially have a tangible impact on communities like Southmead, so be sure to have your say on the 4th May.
Are you registered to vote? Register in minutes before the 13th of April to take part!
The names of the six candidates standing in the first West of England Combined Authority Mayoral election are:
Tim Bowles – The Conservative Party Candidate
Aaron Warren Foot – UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Darren Edward Hall – Green Party
Lesley Ann Mansell – Labour and Co-operative Party
John Christopher Savage – Independent
Stephen Williams – Liberal Democrats
From mid-April, everyone in Bristol who is registered to vote will receive a Mayoral Election booklet which includes information about the election and a campaign statement from those candidates who wished to be included.