VIDEO: Rife Magazine Interviews Marvin Rees


The Rife team interviews Marvin Rees, Bristol’s brand new mayor. 

You may have seen that Bristol has a new mayor. His name is Marvin Rees. We wanted to get to know him a bit better and see what his plans for the young people of Bristol are.

We headed to Easton where he grew to walk around and get a sense of who he is and what life was like for young Marvin. He talks about what issues he feels are most important for young people, homelessness, mental health, Westminster politics and the referendum.

Watch the video:

Presenter: Ailsa Fineron
Camera: Aisha Sanyang-Meek
Sound: Jasmine Thompson/Holly Muse
Music: Akashic Records
You can tweet him @marvinjrees
You can tweet us @rifemag

Want to get more involved in local politics as a young person? Check out Bristol City Youth Council

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