VIDEO: Bristol mayor candidate Marvin Rees sets out his aims
Labour's newly chosen candidate in the race to become Bristol's first elected mayor has spoken of his aims for the city.
It was announced last night that 40-year-old Marvin Rees had seen off competition from party heavyweights on the city council and a former MP to win the backing of members.
ThisisBristol asked Mr Rees, of Easton, to explain his top five priorities for Bristol if he is elected in November.
As he explains in this video, they are: a coherent long term vision for the city, an apprenticeship programme, better childcare, making Bristol a "living wage city" and sorting out the city's transport system.
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A full interview with Mr Rees can be found here.
Mr Rees is now likely to be the bookies' favourite to win the race to fill the new role, which will be decided in an election on November 15.
He works as a programme manager in public health for the NHS and has worked as a BBC Radio reporter, political campaigner and charity coordinator.
Last week, he was given the backing of the country's biggest union, Unite, which said he "stood out from an impressive field of candidates as the person best placed to represent working people and their families".
In the party ballot, he clinched the vote by defeating Helen Holland and Peter Hammond, the former and current leaders of the party's group on the city council, former Wansdyke MP Dan Norris and former city councillor Kelvin Blake.
Independent George Ferguson was the bookies' favourite in the first set of odds produced last month, when there were still five Labour contenders. But even then the party was rated odds-on to win the final vote, making Mr Rees the likely man to beat.
Other candidates already declared include former Tory councillor Spud Murphy and businessman Andy Thorn, both independents. The Conservative and Liberal Democrat candidates have yet to be selected.