Martin rees

Labour mayor’s eco-hypocrisy press row

To Bristol, the right-on Remain capital of liberal Britain. The local Labour mayor Marvin Rees has been having a bit of a bad time recently. Elected in 2016, his constituents think he’s done such a good job that they, er, voted to abolish the mayoralty in a referendum last month. Awkward. Since then, Rees has made national headlines for the first time in his life after flying 9,000 miles to Canada to deliver a 14-minute speech on cutting carbon emissions. The irony of such folly appears to have been lost on Rees, whose team don’t take too kindly when the mayor’s eco-hypocrisy is pointed out. A perfect example of this