Stephen Williams wins Mayor selection

An update on my earlier post about the Liberal Democrat selection for West of England Mayor, up for election for the first time this May:

Following a series of party hustings and a vote among local members, the former local government minister secured the Lib Dem nomination ahead of former Bristol lord mayor Simon Cook.

“It’s an honour to be selected,” Williams told party members following the final hustings meeting in Bristol.

“I am determined to win this election and deliver real change for people in the West of England.”

Williams will campaign to keep the UK in the single market, and said that his main priority as metro mayor will be continuing economic prosperity, but by tackling the lack of affordable housing “and the woeful state of our public transport”. [Bristol 24/7]

Good to see another Mayor candidate mentioning Europe.

Best of luck Stephen.

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