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CreaTech Mayoral Hustings
Thu 20 April 2017, 08:15 – 10:15 BST
We are delighted to be able to invite you to meet the full line-up (at time of going to press) of candidates for the position of West of England Combined Authority Mayor.
The election is on 4th May and the successful candidate will be in post on 8th May 2017.
We publish this event on the day that the TechNation 2017 report is published, which shows that the digital economy in the Bristol & Bath area (aka West of England) is over £8bn and 3rd largest in the UK, and 4th for area with the most growth in digital turnover.
It is therefore critical that citizens and businesses in the West of England understand the aspirations and characters of those wishing to lead the new combined authority, and to make their views known to them.
We expect to launch, at this event, a West of England CreaTech Manifesto, building on the Bristol version created in 2016.
It is unfortunate that in this context, the "West of England" excludes North Somerset, but we believe that North Somerset is an imporant part of the CreaTech ecosystem and so we while residents of North Somerset cannot vote this time, everyone is welcome to contribute to this event.
- Chair: Clare Reddington - Creative Director, Watershed
- Candidates (in alphabetical order by surname):
- Tim Bowles (Conservative)
- Aaron Foot (UKIP)
- Darren Hall (Green)
- Lesley Mansell (Labour)
- John Savage (Independent)
- Stephen Williams (Liberal Democrat)
1. The West of England Combined Authority: www.westofengland-ca.org.uk
2. The TechNation 2017 report: technation.techcityuk.com
3. The Bristol CreaTech Manifesto, 2016: techspark.co
Please note: This event will be filmed and will be available to livestream. Please let us know if you do not want to appear in the filming and we can seat you out of view.
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