Tim Bowles (The Conservative Party) is the Mayor elect of the West of England Combined Authority following a region wide election. The result was announced today (Friday 5 May 2017) by Stephen Hughes, the West of England Combined Authority Returning Officer.
Mr Bowles was declared the winner of the election following an overnight count that saw 199,519 ballots verified by elections staff across Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
Mr Bowles received 70,300 votes, finishing ahead of Lesley Mansell (Labour and Co-operative Party) who received 65,923 votes after the counting of first and second preference votes when no single candidate received more than 50% of first preference votes.
A full breakdown of the election results are available on the West of England Combined Authority website and can be found by clicking here.