Congratulations to Marvin Rees, who has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the new role of Bristol Mayor. Rees beat off tough condition and will now contest the election in November. Commiserations to the other candidates.
Marvin is an alumnus of the Yale Global Leaders Programme, and stood unsuccessfully for the Bristol West selection in 2010. He’s not seen as a party “hack” and therefore isn’t tainted with recent party history, which led some to describe him as a bit of a novice (in party political terms).
By winning this selection, it seems he has proved he’s anything but.