The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority covers the local authority areas of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral.
Electing a Liverpool City Region Mayor was part of the Devolution Agreement signed by the Government and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. As well as agreeing to a directly elected Mayor, the Devolution Agreement secured more than £900m of funding for the City Region over the next 30 years, as well as devolving decision making around key priorities to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
The Liverpool City Region Mayor will have the responsibility (decision making and funding control) for a number of priority areas across the Liverpool City Region including transport, employment and skills, business support and other areas.
The Mayor will also chair the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, which takes control of the £900m of funding over the next 30 years.
No. Your local council will continue to provide the services needed and used by their local communities. The Liverpool City Region Mayor will make decisions that impact on and improve the Liverpool City Region.
This may include transport improvements in your area, for example, but the Liverpool City Region Mayor will not be responsible for council services such as bin collections or setting Council Tax.
The term for the Liverpool City Region Mayor is three years. There will be another election in 2020. The successful candidate will then be elected for a four-year term. Elections will subsequently take place every four years.
Find out more on the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority website.