Fancy your chances at being elected a ‘Metro Mayor’ for the West of England?
This new role has been created as part of the 1 billion pound devolution deal Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire authorities have done with the Government.
They have agreed to form a Combined Authority – led by the new West of England Mayor – and the Cabinet will be the Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, Cllr Tim Warren, Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees, and the Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Matthew Riddle.
The new mayor will be elected on May 4th and there is now a website for finding out more – if you want to stand – or simply understand where the new ‘deal’ will leave us all.
If you are considering being a candidate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone that has registered interest in being a candidate will be sent information in early January 2017 and will be invited to discuss the nomination and election process in early February.
The new website can be found on http://www.westofenglanddevolution.co.uk/