Marvin Rees OBE

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Mayor of Bristol

Marvin Rees was elected Mayor of Bristol in 2016 and re-elected in 2021. He is a Yale World Fellow and Operation Black Vote graduate. Since 2016, he has overseen the building of over 14,500 homes, founded a city-owned housing company, and embarked on the largest council house building scheme for over 35 years. With an ambition to build a more sustainable, inclusive and fairer city he has pioneered the award-winning One City approach. He leads Bristol’s response to both the climate and ecological emergencies and has secured £771 million for clean energy through Bristol City Leap (investment planned from 2023 by 2029).