Marvin Rees is the Labour Mayor of Bristol, elected in May 2016. On that day Bristol became the first major European city to have elected a mayor of black African heritage. He describes becoming mayor as another expression of a deeper commitment to building a fairer, more inclusive world.
Marvin is working with Bristol to build a City of Hope, built on ambition, inclusion and social justice. During his first term in office he has overseen the building of some 9,000 new homes, announced the development of a mass transit system and provided 12,000 quality experiences of work for Bristol children who wouldn’t readily have access. Bringing fairness to the city council, he has achieved accredited Living Wage Employer status, and introduced Ban the Box. He led the successful bid to bring Channel 4 to Bristol and is leading the city’s response to both the climate and ecological emergencies. Building a compassionate city, he has kept all children’s centres and libraries open and led city-wide campaigns on period poverty and child hunger.
Marvin writes a blog on his work as Mayor, which you can read by clicking here.
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