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Rees in pre-election tour of Bristol

By bristol247, Tuesday May 3, 2016

Labour mayoral candidate Marvin Rees is hoping to have visited all 35 wards in Bristol in ten days by the time Thursday’s election comes.

Having started on April 24, Rees has already traveled from Avonmouth to the harbourside, from Lawrence Hill to Lawrence Weston, as he toured the city campaigning.

“In the last week, I have met people of all ages and from all walks of life, in shopping centres, parks, residential streets, offices and cafes. If elected mayor, I will represent all of them,” he said.

“There are some exceptionally beautiful parts of Bristol but going through the city from one side to the other is also a stark reminder that its prosperity is shared by too few people. This is unacceptable. Not only is it a social injustice but it is an economic liability that undermines the strength of our democracy and society.

My manifesto as mayor is built on the lived experience and expertise of people from right across Bristol and my visits through the city these last few days have reinforced my determination to be a mayor of all Bristol.”

Polls open on May 5. Voters have a first and second preference vote. If no candidate gains more than 50 per cent of the votes after the first preferences are counted, the top two candidates enter a run-off where second preference votes are added in.

Pictures from Marvin Rees.

 

Read more: Who is going to win the mayoral election?

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