New West of England Mayor announced in election result

Dan Norris with Angel[2]

The new Mayor of the West of England has been declared as Labour candidate Dan Norris.

Dan Norris won the most first and second preference votes with a total of 125,482.

The total number of ballot papers verified was 256,632. The turnout in the West of England Mayoral election was 36.61%.

The Regional Mayor leads the West of England Combined Authority (WECA); leading the development of regional business, skills, housing and transport – issues that impact people living and working across the region.

The role covers Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset and the former Labour MP takes over from Tory Tim Bowles who is retiring after four years.

WECA also leads on the recovery plan for the region, to make sure that the right support and infrastructure is in place for residents and businesses to drive the region’s recovery.