Bristol mayor and PCC: Polls close in elections

A vote being cast into a ballot box Elections are taking place for the city's first elected mayor and police and crime commissioner

Polling stations across the Bristol region have closed in the election for the city's first directly-elected mayor.

Voters were asked to select their first and second preference for the new role, from a choice of 15 candidates.

The same voting system has been used in a second election taking place as voters choose their preferred police and crime commissioner (PCC).

Votes were cast from 07:00 to 22:00 GMT and will be counted on Friday.

The successful mayor candidate will take up office on Monday and the elected PCC will begin work on 22 November.

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