In May 2017 Liverpool City Region elected its first metro mayor – Steve Rotheram for Labour. He has control over the whole Liverpool City Region combined authority area and works with existing city leaders and the mayor to take forward their strategic plan. You can find out more about the metro mayors on our FAQ.
This page brings together the key facts and figures about the city-region’s economy. It shows what local residents see as the top priorities for the new metro mayor. It also shows what previous elections tell us about voting patterns in the area.
Liverpool City Region consists of the following local authorities: Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral.
Understanding how the city-region performs on key areas such as productivity and employment helps the new metro mayor to assess what he should prioritise. The table below shows how region compares to the national average on these indicators.
You can also find more detailed data on key areas that the metro mayor has control of on the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Data Dashboard
Source: All data publicly available. Contact Centre for Cities for full source details. Averages displayed are either UK or GB average depending on the data available.
Before being elected, we highlighted three areas that the new metro mayor should prioritise.
Below is a summary of the powers the new Liverpool City Region metro mayor has.
Labour’s Steve Rotheram is the current metro mayor and won with 59% of the vote in the first round. Tony Caldeira the Conservative candidate got 20% of the vote and turnout was 26%.
Get up to date on the policies and powers affecting the metro mayors by reading our metro mayors FAQ.
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