Bristol mayor candidates officially announced
The full list of Bristol mayor candidates are officially has been announced today.
There are 15 candidates, but that not all of them have paid the £750 to be part of the brochure being sent out to voters.
They are: Jon Rogers (Lib Dem); Daniella Radice (Green Party); Geoff Gollop (Conservative); George Ferguson (Bristol 1st); Marvin Rees (Labour); Neil Maggs (Respect); Spud Murphy (Independent); Tony Britt (Independent); Tom Baldwin (Trade Unionists and Socialists Coalition); Tim Collins (Independent); Stoney Garnett (Independent); Dave Dobbs (The Birthday Party); Rich Fisher (Independent); Philip Pover (Independent); and Owain George (Independent).
The only candidate who has not paid to appear in the brochure is Stoney Garnett. He will not have two pages in the document, but his name will feature in it.
The official list of candidates in the election for Avon and Somerset’s Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) was also be announced.
-Independent candidate Sue Mountstevens, 57, is a member of the current police authority, a Bristol magistrate of 15 years and was vice-chairwoman of the Independent Monitoring Board at Bristol prison.
-Ken Maddock, the Conservative candidate, was the leader of Somerset County Council and a Mendip District Councillor. The 68-year-old is an experienced businessman who used to be a fashion buyer for C&A.
-Pete Levy, a former police constable and Royal Military Police officer for six years, is also a member of the police authority. The 51-year-old is a Lib Dem Bristol City councillor representing Horfield.
-John Savage, 67, is running for the Labour party. He is chairman of the city centre hospital trust, executive chairman of Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, former High Sheriff of Bristol and West of England Learning and Skills Council chair.
You can watch a recording of the announcement, which was made at the council house, here. It may take a few hours to appear - having taken place at 12.30pm today.
Each nominated mayoral candidate has paid a deposit of £500 with 30 nominating signatures of people on the Bristol Electoral Register.
Candidates will have also decided whether or not to pay the additional cost of £750 as a contribution towards having a personal address the candidates' official booklet.
The mayoral candidate booklet will now be printed and posted to every individual registered elector.
The booklet will be delivered from October 31.
Additional copies will be available from local libraries and online at bristol.gov.uk/electedmayor
Nominated PCC candidates have paid a deposit of £5,000 and secured the signatures of 100 registered voters from the Avon and Somerset Police area in support of their nomination.
Information about PCC candidates will be available on www.choosemypcc.org.uk from October 26.
In the meantime, information booklets about the role of the PCC will be delivered by the Electoral Commission to very household from October 22.
For more information on the elections have a look at our guide here.