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Mayor of Bristol calls for more Government investment in city

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees with the city's four Labour MPs Credit: Bristol City Council

The Mayor of Bristol has joined leaders of a number of other UK cities in calling on the government for increased powers and investment.

Marvin Rees visited Westminster yesterday to deliver a report on behalf of Core Cities UK, a joint project by ten of the UK's largest cities.

The Mayor says Bristol has "faced significantly reduced government funding, while the cost of providing vital services to more people has risen substantially."

So far, ministers have not involved us in plans for the economy after Brexit – so I, with the other core city leaders, am taking the opportunity to start that discussion, and we are reminding ministers we want to be part of an inclusive conversation.

– Marvin Rees