Labour Mayor for Liverpool City Region

By on Monday, May 8, 2017

Labour candidate Steve Rotheram has been elected the first ever Liverpool City Region Mayor in a landslide victory.

The former Walton MP received 171,167 votes, and Conservative Tony Caldeira came a distant second, with 58.805.

Prescot Lib Dem councillor Carl Cashman polled third with just 19,751 votes, despite having been the bookies’ favourite to take second place.

Turnout across the region – which includes the six boroughs of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral – was a low 26.1 percent.

Mr Rotheram will work closely alongside newly elected Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham in his new role.

In his manifesto, he said having an elected mayor and combined regional authority was a chance to “work together to attract global investment, modernize our transport system, transform education and skills provision, plan future housing allocation and work together to solve common problems and grasp the big opportunities.”

Find out more about the new mayor at steverotheram.com.

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