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Points West Bristol Mayor Special

David Garmston and Alex Lovell present a special programme ahead of Bristol's first ever Mayoral elections. In a special programme, Points West meets all the candidates who think they've got what it takes to do the job - and hears some of their views on the big challenges facing the city in the future.

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30 minutes

Last on

Wed 7 Nov 2012 22:45
BBC One West

Bristol mayor election: Candidate profiles

Bristol mayor election: Candidate profiles

On 15 November voters in Bristol will choose the city's first directly-elected mayor.


The successful candidate will take over the running of the city council until May 2016.


Nominations for candidates have now officially closed.


The candidates for Bristol mayor can be read in full on this BBC News feature.

Q&A: Bristol mayor election 2012

Q&A: Bristol mayor election 2012

A quick guide to November's election for Bristol's first elected mayor.


This Q & A answers some frequently asked queries about the mayoral election.


Read the full feature on the BBC News website.

Bristol mayor election: BBC programmes

Bristol mayor election: BBC programmes

The election for Bristol's first directly-elected mayor will take place on 15 November.


Voters going to the polls will be faced with a ballot paper containing the names of 15 candidates.


The successful candidate will begin work as the city's mayor on 19 November.


Ahead of the election, the BBC is broadcasting four special programmes to offer voters more information on those running for the job.


Find out more details of BBC programmes about the election on this web feature.

Bristol mayoral election

Bristol mayoral election

In referendums held during May, 10 cities in England were given the chance to ditch their council leader and have a mayor instead.


Nine of them, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Wakefield, Coventry, Leeds and Bradford, said "no."


But Bristol said "yes" and on 15 November, the city will go to the polls to elect a mayor for the first time.


So why did Bristol stand out from the crowd?


Read the full story by Chris Mason on the BBC News website.


Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Garmston
PresenterAlex Lovell
Executive ProducerDimitri Houtart
ProducerDawn Trevett