Marvin Rees

Marvin Rees
Marvin Rees, 2016 Labour Party Conference 2.jpg
Rees at the 2016 Labour Party conference in Liverpool
2nd Mayor of Bristol
Assumed office
7 May 2016
Deputy

Craig Cheney

Asher Craig
Preceded byGeorge Ferguson
Personal details
BornMarvin Johnathan Rees
April 1972 (age 46)
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Kirsten Rees
Children3
ParentsJanet Rees

Marvin Johnathan Rees (born April 1972) is a British Labour Party politician. Since May 2016, he has served as Mayor of Bristol. In doing so, he became the first directly-elected black mayor in Europe.[1]

Early life and education

Marvin Rees was brought up in Bristol, partly in Lawrence Weston and Easton, by his British mother and Jamaican father.[2][3] He obtained a Master's degree in Political Theory and Government at the University of Wales in Swansea, and also a Master's in Global Economic Development at Eastern University (United States) in 2000.[2] Later he completed the World Fellows Program at Yale University.[4] During a fellowship he assisted Tony Campolo, an advisor to President Bill Clinton.[2]

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