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Bristol's new mayor officially sworn in

Marvin Rees shakes hands with predecessor George Ferguson. Photo: ITV News

The new mayor of Bristol will be sworn in later.

Labour's Marvin Rees beat George Ferguson by nearly 30,000 votes in the local election.

His victory, together with his party taking overall control in the council chamber, means that Labour have now have a tight grip on running the city.

The official letter of acceptance that Marvin will be signing. Credit: ITV West Country

Following his win over the weekend, leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Bristol to congratulate him and to lend support.

The Labour leader said his "heart was singing" as he congratulated the newly-elected mayor.

Marvin Rees celebrating with Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: ITV West Country

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