Councillor Pat Rooney has commented on the news that Labour's Marvin Rees has won the Bristol Mayoral election, saying:
"I send Marvin huge congratulations on his election as Mayor of Bristol. This is a fantastic result for Labour and Marvin will make a great mayor.
Marvin has been meeting the Labour Leaders on the four West of England Councils regularly since he became our party’s candidate, and we have built a strong working relationship and friendship.
I know that Marvin is keen to develop good relations with the city’s neighbouring councils and our Labour Group will play its part in fostering cross-border respect, friendship and co-operation."