Let battle commence!

The names of the six candidates standing in the first West of England Combined Authority Mayoral election have been published.

Those standing in the West of England 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

Registered voters in Bath and North East Somerset will have their say on Thursday 4 May on who becomes the first Mayor for the West of England Combined Authority.

Only those registered to vote will be able to have their say in this election and the deadline to register passes at midnight on Thursday 13 April. Registering to vote can be done in minutes online. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote with your national insurance number and follow the on-screen instructions.

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From mid-April, everyone in Bath and North East Somerset who is registered to vote can expect to receive a Mayoral Election booklet which includes information about the election and a campaign statement from those candidates who wished to be included 

The Combined Authority Returning Officer is legally required to produce this booklet for all registered voters. 

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.


For your information.

Full details of candidates standing in the West of England Combined Authority Mayoral election can be found online at www.wevote.org.uk

Polling stations

Poll cards have been sent to every registered elector in the region. These cards contain information a citizen needs to be able to vote on Thursday 4 May. It will have the date and time of the election and the polling station they will need to visit.

Voters are reminded to check their polling cards carefully as their polling station this year may differ from the one they are used to visiting. Anyone who loses their card and doesn’t know which polling station to visit should go online to www.wevote.org.uk for guidance.