Following the selection of Marvin Rees as Labour’s candidate for the 2016 Bristol mayoral election, Bristol South MP Karin Smyth said:
“I look forward to campaigning positively with Marvin, explaining how a Labour mayor will focus on the issues that matter for people living in Bristol South and right across our city.
“On key concerns like opportunities for young people, affordable housing and transport, the past four years has brought precious little progress. A Labour mayor will work for a fairer, better Bristol for all citizens, wherever they live in our city.
“Labour will also ensure the legacy of the city’s spell as European Green Capital is focused on things that most matter to residents: warm homes, reducing fuel poverty, and improving public health.”