Multi-million pound projects delayed after bust-up between council leaders and metro mayor
Four council leaders refused to attend a meeting of the West of England Combined authority over claims metro mayor Norris’s recent vetoing of decisions was “unlawful”.
West of England leaders vote to oppose Bristol Airport expansion, but Bristol abstains
Standing in for Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees was his deputy Craig Cheney, who did not contribute to the discussion and abstained from the vote.
WECA scraps its climate plan: ‘Not ambitious enough’
Mayors and council leaders were expected to rubber-stamp a progress update at the meeting but instead dropped the plan altogether, deciding to write up a more ambitious one by September.
Labour gain West of England metro mayor from the Tories
In a rare victory during a difficult weekend for Labour across England, Dan Norris said it was made possible by party leader Keir Starmer.
Meet the candidates vying to be the next Mayor of the West of England
Thursday 6 May is election day. Here’s a quick guide to the role and candidates for Mayor for the West of England Combined Authority.