With Bristol looking to elect a new mayor in May 2016, TechSPARK, the Engine Shed and Ovo Energy organised a tech hustings where 5 mayoral candidates put forward their vision for how they will support the growing tech, digital and creative cluster in Bristol.

You can get see an overview of the event and some of the messages from the mayoral candidates in the video below:

If you’d like to see the whole event, it was live-streamed from the EngineShed and you can see it below:


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The candidates were also presented with a copy of the ‘Bristol Creative Tech Manifesto 2016’, a document created in collaboration between Bristol Media and TechSPARK with ideas crowdsourced from our creative and tech cluster.

With input from many major tech and creative companies from the region, the manifesto outlines the key areas for concern from businesses in and around Bristol, and what actions we want the new mayor to undertake to support the continued growth of the cluster between now and 2020.

Let us know what you think of the hustings by tweeting using the hashtag #techhustings.