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West of England Mayor candidates on tackling gender inequality

On 6 May 2021, residents of Bristol and the wider region will take to the polls to vote for a new West of England Combined Authority (WECA) Mayor.

The elected West of England Mayor – also known as regional mayor or metro mayor – has responsibility for setting our a regional growth strategy and has responsibility for regional transport planning; with outgoing Mayor Tim Bowles stepping down there is a choice of four candidates.

Bristol Women’s Commission and Bristol Women’s Voice asked all of the West of England Mayor candidates how they would help tackle gender inequality in the region and what steps they’d take to support women and girls in the city.

We received the following responses from all four candidates: Dan Norris (Labour), Jerome Thomas (Green), Samuel Williams (Conservative) and Stephen Williams (Liberal Democrat)

Find out more about the West of England Mayor elections here.

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