What is a mayor of Liverpool city region and why do we have one?
On the 4th May 2017 the people of Merseyside and Halton will vote for the new position of Mayor of Liverpool City region. The mayor of Liverpool city region will lead the recently formed ‘Liverpool city region combined authority’ as part of growing government program to establish more powers for local governments to bring more power to local people to decide the future for their area.
The new mayor will be responsible for working with other local council leaders to achieve key goals such as drawing investors to the city, developing a thriving economy, improving education, maintaining affordable public transport and housing and starting plans to build new homes across all of Merseyside and Halton.
To help achieve these goals the new mayor will have a 30 year budget of £900 million to invest in projects of their choosing giving them considerable influence over the budget in the region. This is different to the already existent mayor of Liverpool city who currently chairs the LCRCA.
After this election the Mayor of Liverpool city will hold similar powers to the new regional mayor, but only for the city of Liverpool itself and will step down from chair of the LCRCA to a board member.
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