Labour's Dan Norris is new West of England Metro Mayor
Labour’s Dan Norris has been elected Metro Mayor of the West of England.
The results of the closely contested seat were announced aboard the SS Great Britain.
Mr Norris said: “I’m determined to hit the ground running with a jobs and skills summit in my first 100 days and my green recovery plan.
“I also know that the pandemic has been tough and as we build back, invest in jobs and our high streets, we must learn key lessons.
“Together we can create a society where we keep looking out for each other and value what’s truly important.”
Dan Norris is a former Environment Minister and child protection officer. He lives in Pensford, Somerset.
Mr Norris took a 59.5% stares of the votes, while Conservative Samuel Williams took 40.5%. The turnout was 36.61%.