Mr Rees, who was first elected in 2016, beat Sandy Hore-Ruthven in a run-off after the remaining candidates have been eradicated after the primary spherical of counting.
Within the first spherical of voting, Mr Rees took 50,510 votes and Mr Hore-Ruthven acquired 36,331.
After the second stage of voting, Mr Hore-Ruthven received an additional 9,332 votes to depart him with a complete of 45,663.
Mr Rees acquired a further 8,766 votes to offer him a remaining complete of 59,276.
Talking afterwards, Mr Rees stated he wouldn’t be in search of a 3rd time period as Mayor when this time period ends in 2024.
“There’s something fairly particular about being re-elected and it confirms a lot of the work we’ve got been making an attempt to do and the way in which we’ve got been doing it,” he stated.
“We’ll proceed on our deal with tackling poverty and inequality, decarbonising the economic system, and making an attempt to construct properties for individuals.”
Confirming this is able to be his second and remaining time period, he stated: “I didn’t suppose it was an enormous secret.
“I stated I used to be all the time going to do two phrases after which I feel you’ve got to offer town area to breath and to reinvent itself.
“I feel if a frontrunner stays in place too lengthy, you possibly can truly develop into a blocker on change and innovation.
“This shall be my remaining time period as Mayor.”
Talking to reporters, Mr Rees stated he was “stunned” on the sacking of Angela Rayner.
“I simply heard about it and I’m stunned about it,” he stated.
“I’m not a part of the interior conversations of the parliamentary Labour Celebration, so I’m going to withhold my judgments on that till I’ve achieved a bit of bit extra studying.”
He acknowledged the Labour Celebration was dealing with a “political problem” however stated it was an issue inside politics usually.
“I feel the problem for politics goes approach exterior the Labour Celebration,” he stated.
“The Authorities shall be driving a wave on a few points in the mean time – nationwide delight and the sense of delivering Brexit – however to me they’ve delivered the flawed reply to the proper downside.
“The disaster of politics goes approach past the forwards and backwards contained in the Labour Celebration.
“We have to get the entire system by the scruff of the neck and make it work for the challenges there are proper now.”
In a speech following his defeat, Mr Hore-Ruthven, the Inexperienced candidate, praised Mr Rees and stated they’d so much in widespread.
“The variety of Inexperienced votes exhibits that the tide is popping and it’s time to alter how we run our cities,” he stated.
“Tens of hundreds of Bristolians have used their vote to say we should shield our pure world and guarantee no-one is left behind.”