Dan’s the man

The new Mayor of the West of England will be Labour candidate Dan Norris after all votes in the election were counted today (8 May).

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%.

For full results from the West of England Mayoral election visit westofengland-ca.gov.uk/election2021.

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 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.