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 Steve Norman/Kerry Bailes on top form tonight Worthy replacements for Bristol's Labour Mayor Marvin Rees, who cried off without explanation
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First hour: News review and Metro Mayor results show: with community activists Kerry Bailes from Hartcliffe & Avonmouth's Steve Norman. Do we want a Metro Mayor? Why is turnout for elections in Bristol is only 30%; Conservative Tim Bowles wins – Labour Lesley Mansell about 4000 votes behind, not bad considering 6 out of 9 constituencies Tory; criticism of Mayor Marvin Rees; Theresa May accused of hiding from voters on Bristol visit, Criticism follows similar complaints in Cornwall that reporters were shut in a room and banned from filming the prime minister – nurses using food banks; what's it like for people living in Hartcliffe, Bristol? – Universal Credit and difficulty paying rent; Avonmouth Port sell-off by Mayor Ferguson for pittance to two Merchant Venturers who own The Bristol Port Company; St. Nick's Market money going missing; how has Hartcliffe changed over the years – Universal credit and difficulties; Day Group putting a plant illegally in Avonmouth where Bottom Ash (residue from burnt rubbish) is processed, which is toxic – and Councillors not stopping it; Metro Mayor results – PR voting system – Tories don't have 50% majority; membership of political Parties; Conservative party - 120,000 Green party - 53,000; Labour party - 640,000; Lib Dem - 87,000; UKIP - 39,000. Theresa May went to see the Queen and dissolve parliament – May accuses EU of deliberately getting in the way of June general election; Corbyn discusses Brexit; Michael Barnier, EU negotiator – says Brexit not going to be easy.

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