Mayoral election result: First round of counting

The results for the first round of counting are available here.

George Ferguson (31,321 votes), and Marvin Rees (25,896 votes) proceed to the next round of counting, while all other 13 candidates are eliminated. The top two candidates received about 63% of the vote between them. To have won without going to a second round, a candidate would have needed 45,137 votes. George Ferguson was 13,816 votes short of this figure.

The number of spoiled ballot papers was 1,117, about 1.2%. Most of these were rejected for either marking more than one candidate as first preference, or not having a first preference at all.

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