West of England Mayor – Economy Hustings

Join us to hear more about the candidates plans for the region

Event starts at 12.00-14.00 on 28 April 2021 at Online, via Zoom

On 6 May, the West of England goes to the polls to choose a West of England Mayor with important powers and funding over strategic transport, planning and skills. The elected West of England Mayor is a very important role and has the responsibility and opportunity to set out and implement an ambitious and exciting strategic vision for the economy of the West of England area, supporting people, firms and institutions.

As the campaign for the election gains momentum, Centre for Cities and Business West the Chambers and Initiative for the West of England hosted a hustings (via zoom) for candidates to set out their plans to respond to the pandemic and their recovery strategy for the region with particular reference to infrastructure, innovation and business.

Confirmed candidates in the mayoral elections:

  • Dan Norris, Labour Party candidate (confirmed)
  • Jerome Thomas, Green Party candidate (confirmed)
  • Stephen Williams, Liberal Democrats Party candidate (confirmed)
  • Samuel Williams, Conservative Party candidate(confirmed)

The discussion was chaired by Andrew Carter, Chief Executive of Centre for Cites.

This is was a free of charge event run by Centre for Cites and Business West Chambers and Initiative to enable its members and the wider West of England business community, plus key stakeholders to hear from the candidates.

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