Marvin Rees (Labour) is the Mayor Elect of Bristol following the city’s mayoral election. The result was announced today (Saturday 7 May 2016) by Returning Officer, Nicola Yates OBE.
Marvin Rees received 68,750 votes, finishing ahead of George Ferguson (Bristol First) who received 39,577 votes.
Mr Rees was declared winner of the election following the counting of both first and second preference votes after no single candidate received more than 50% of first preference votes.
A full breakdown of the election results are available on the council website and can be found at www.bristol.gov.uk/elections2016.
The Mayor Elect will be sworn in as Mayor of Bristol following a swearing in ceremony on Monday 9 May 2016.
The counting of ballots in the Bristol local elections will take place on Sunday 8 May. The 70 elected councillors will be declared throughout the day and can be viewed live via the Council’s webcast feed at www.bristol.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/223205 or follow the count live on Twitter @BristolCouncil #BristolVotes2016.