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  1. Bristol elect a new mayor in Labour's Marvin Rees - here's how the day unfolded

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It might be a manic Monday for Marvin

We'll leave the final summary to our political correspondent Paul Barltrop.

That's it from us for today. We'll have full details of the Bristol City Council elections tomorrow. Local Live will be back on Monday morning.

Paul Barltrop offers a brief summary of the Bristol mayor result

More of Marvin and Jeremy on College Green

Jeremy Corbyn in Bristol with mayor Marvin Rees

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is in Bristol on College Green with Marvin Rees, reports the Guardian's Steven Morris.

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Just imagine the hangover on Sunday morning ....

'The celebrations have started' for the Gas

'The celebrations have started here' - Bristol Rovers are promoted to League One.

Ali Durden we can barely hear you!

Watch BBC Points West on Sunday for a full report on Bristol Rovers' promotion to League One.

'Potential for heavy thunderstorms'

There's a potential for heavy thunderstorms later tonight, says Holly Green.

BBC Weather's Holly Green says we could have some heavy thunderstorms later, but she forecasts a mild night and a mild start to Sunday.

Bristol mayor election: The numbers

So, back to the election then ...

Here's the final numbers from the mayor election.

Mayor results

Marvin won with a majority of 29,173.

It's a good, old fashioned pitch invasion - happy days!

BreakingBristol Rovers are promoted

Accrington has ended goalless - Bristol Rovers are in League One!!!

Bristol Rovers 2-1 Dagenham and Redbridge

Just waiting on the Accrington score ... What's going to happen?

Richard Hoskin said he was shaking on Radio Bristol. He won't be the only one at the Mem!!!

Are they going up????

"He's got 11 players on top of him," said the commentator about Lee Brown.

The Memorial Stadium has erupted.

Bristol Rovers lead Dagenham and Redbridge 2-1 and there's two minutes to go.

if Accrington can't find a winner, The Gas are going up! 

Marvin Rees' first interview as Bristol mayor

Marvin Rees gave his first interview as Bristol mayor to the BBC's Paul Barltrop.

"It's a real honour to think so many people have put a cross against your name," he says.

He also said he would continue with a cross-party cabinet.

New Bristol mayor, Marvin Rees, gives his first interview to the BBC after being elected.

An 'amazing' time, reflects the former mayor

Former mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, says he has got his life back.

George Ferguson, the outgoing mayor, says this is the end of politics for him.

In his losing speech, George said he only wore the badge of Bristol and wanted to make sure we all work together to make sure the city "shines into the future".

Congratulations from the boss

Watch the announcement and victory speech

Bristol mayoral election winner, Marvin Rees, says it's been an 'incredible journey'

This is the moment Labour's Marvin Rees was declared winner of the mayoral election.

He then gave a lengthy speech, reflecting on his Bristol roots, his Bristol hopes and his thanks to all his Bristol supporters.

'Round two, you win' says George to Marvin

George Ferguson
Bristol City Council

"Round two, you win," says George Ferguson, addressing the election's victor Marvin Rees during his losing speech.

"I want to thank you for giving me my life back," he jokes.

"I hope you don't have to put up with some of the barracking and bile that I've had to put up with. I'll be the first there to defend you if you do."

He adds during his speech that it was the end of politics for him.

Marvin Rees: 'An incredible journey'

Marvin Rees
Bristol City Council

"What an incredible journey it has been," says Labour's Marvin Rees, the new mayor of Bristol.

"This didn't start in 2012 for me, it began many, many years ago."

During his victory speech he gave thanks and paid tribute to all his supporters and said the "collective action" had been humbling.

Video coming up shortly of his acceptance speech.

BreakingMarvin Rees wins

Labour's Marvin Rees is the new mayor of Bristol.

Marvin Rees in new Bristol mayor

Half-time at the Memorial Stadium

The mayor result is coming, we promise. The returning officer is just allowing people to leave. 

Billy Bodin celebrates his first half goal

Elsewhere, it's half-time at the Memorial Stadium and it's all square between Bristol Rovers and Dagenham and Redbridge.

Both Oxford and Accrington are locked in 0-0 stalemates, and if that remains the case and The Gas find a winner, they'll be promoted today.

'Marvin Rees has won'

We're almost there!

Jeremy Corbyn heading west?

Jeremy Corbyn

The Bristol Post is reporting on rumours that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is on his way to Bristol in support of Marvin Rees.

Labour's mayoral candidate - who came second in the same election four years ago - is leading the way this time around after the first count of votes.

Oh no! Oh yes!

Bristol Rovers went behind but within three minutes, they got back on level terms.

Matty Cash fired Dagenham & Redbridge ahead in the 12th minute, but moments later Billy Bodin equalised.

Promotion is on the cards for The Gas today, but only if they win and Oxford or Accrington slip-up. 

Commentary on BBC Radio Bristol - 94.9FM.

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From the election archives: How it happened last time

Archive: Bristol Mayor winner announced in 2012

In November 2012, Bristol's first directly-elected mayor was announced.

George Ferguson won the day with 37,353 votes, some 6,000 more than Labour's Marvin Rees.

But what will happen this time? Stay tuned, we'll let you know as soon as the result is in.

Election count: behind the scenes

Ever wondered what happens to you ballot paper? Wonder no more! They're counted and end up in these boxes here.

Bet those high-viz jackets are a bit hot today, though.

George Ferguson

Not long until Bristol Rovers' big promotion match

Away from the election for a moment again - and Bristol Rovers have their big chance to gain promotion today.

A win, and a slip up from Oxford or Accrington, and they'll be in League One next season.

BBC Radio Bristol have live coverage this afternoon on 94.9FM.

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Bristol Rovers fans

Two-horse race - it's Marvin v George, round two

Scroll back to 2012 and the race to be Bristol's inaugural directly-elected mayor came down to two candidates.

Marvin Rees (Labour) and George Ferguson (Independent) and they're in a two-horse race again.

Marvin Rees and George Ferguson

After Labour's triumph in London, with Sadiq Khan elected as the city's new mayor, Jeremy Corbyn will be hoping to fling wide the party gates to include Marvin Rees.

A mighty roar for Marvin Rees

Watch the moment returning officer Nicola Yates, chief executive of Bristol City Council, announced the results of the first round of counting.

The results of the first round of voting in the Bristol mayoral election.

The numbers so far

Bristol mayor 2016 results so far

Turnout = 44.87% 

Total votes cast = 140,314 

Total rejected votes = 1,813

BreakingMarvin Rees leads the way in first round

Labour's Marvin Rees has a margin of more than 20,000 votes.

That's from the first round of votes, however it is not more than 50% of second placed George Ferguson.

So that means we're going to the count of the second preference votes.

The long walk...?

The candidates have been called to Room 1 for the "provisional results".

Announcement coming at Bristol mayoral count... standby!

Bristol Mayor: Have your say

You've been talking about the possibilities for who will be mayor of Bristol.

"Be ironic if a city that prides itself on not being London, elects a Labour major," writes Mark Jackson on BBC Points West's Facebook page.

Matt Hewlett commented: "As long as it's not Ferguson the work can begin on repairing the damage he has caused to this city."

But Lorraine Johnson replied: "Matt the next person could be worse."

Join in and post a comment on Facebook, or by tweeting BBC Radio Bristol or email us:

Ballot box

BreakingGeorge Ferguson conceding "defeat is likely"

Seconds (nearly) out, round one *insert bell sound*

We've had word from Hengrove, where the mayoral votes are being counted, to say we might have some results shortly.

However, the BBC's political correspondent Paul Barltrop says the first results are unlikely to decide the contest.

If it's a close race between the top two candidates, second preference votes will be needed.

Is there an ousting ahead?

Paul Barltrop

Political Editor, West of England

Hundreds of counters are hard at work sorting the ballot papers in the Bristol mayoral election. 

The big turnout of 45% had already raised Labour's hopes of their man Marvin Rees ousting Independent George Ferguson. 

And as the votes stack up, it looks increasingly likely that will be the case. 

The picture is of a close contest in the city's better-off areas but Labour clearly ahead in outlying estates.

Nearly game time for Bristol Rovers ...

Bristol Rovers get ready for final promotion push

Away from the elections, it's a big day for Bristol Rovers who could be promoted to League One if they win and other results go their way.

The Gas are at home to relegated Dagenham and Redbridge. But they need either Oxford United or Accrington to slip up to grab an automatic promotion spot.

If they don't ... it'll be the dreaded play-offs for Rovers.

Match coverage will be on BBC Radio Bristol this afternoon on 94.9FM.

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