Voters in the West of England are electing a mayor for the first time. This is a chance to set out the kind of region we want to be; to take power locally and make decisions that affect us ourselves.
We are creating a people’s plan for the West of England so whoever our new mayor is, they’ll hear our voices for decent jobs, affordable homes, and welcoming communities.
Taking control over local decisions could enable us to set our own priorities and try new way of working . But anti-worker, anti-public service groups will try to use the new powers of the West of England mayor too.
That’s why it’s vital to build a strong alliance for a progressive platform for the West of England mayor. We’ll be campaigning to develop and publicise this between now and the elections in May.