LCR Mayoral Election Devo

DEVO DIARY: Not up all night

There will be no late-night counting of ballot papers for the terribly civilised new posts of metro mayor.


DEVO DIARY: Nominations close

As the deadline has passed to stand in the elections, the final lists of persons nominated have been published. There are eight candidates in Liverpool City Region and the same number in Greater Manchester.

Carl Cashman Liberal Democrats Tweed Devo Liverpool

DEVO DIARY: Green belter

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Carl Cashman, Liverpool City Region candidate for the Liberal Democrats, is out to prove his party campaigns on more than the pro-Europe platform.

Sean Anstee Welcome To Greater Manchester

DEVO DIARY: Marathon man

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Cllr Sean Anstee made merry with the Manchester Marathon over the weekend, taunting his rival Andy Burnham with jibes about his Labour opponent “forgetting to turn up” and "making time for Westminster" instead of Greater Manchester.

Wirral Waters Peel

Councils vie for share of £18m housing pot

Local authorities have less than four weeks to bid for grants from an £18m fund, launched on Friday by minister Gavin Barwell who also confirmed the creation of housing zones in Blackburn, Burnley and Wirral Waters.

Senior Government names sign up to MIPIM UK

Six government ministers are expected to attend the MIPIM UK property conference next week, due to take place from Wednesday 19 October at Olympia in London.

Rotheram secures Liverpool City Region mayoral nomination

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Steve Rotheram has become the second central government politician in as many days to win Labour members’ support to stand for new metro mayor positions, defeating Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson to the nomination for the May 2017 election to head Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.