Mayor candidate George Ferguson forming political party
Bristol mayor candidate George Ferguson is set to form his own political party.
Although Mr Ferguson is standing as an independent candidate he says the only way to get his logo on the ballot paper is to register a political party.
He is founding the Bristol 1st party but says he will dissolve the party after the election in November.
Yesterday he took to Twitter to explain the move.
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"There is no option but to register as a major political party to have #Bristol1st on ballot paper. It is a legal technicality," he said.