Labour’s Dan Norris new West of England Mayor
The new Mayor of the West of England has been declared as Dan Norris after all votes in the election were counted.
Dan Norris won the most first and second preference votes with a total of 125,482.
Dan was formerly an MP from 1997 to 2010 and also served as Minister for Rural Affairs.
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.
WECA says it 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.
The official declaration and Dan Norris’s acceptance speech is available to watch via the West of England Combined authority’s YouTube channel.