Merseyside Update 2019 (44)

Rotheram launches re-election bid

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Steve Rotheram, incumbent metro mayor of Liverpool City Region and Labour’s candidate for May’s election, has published a manifesto with five key campaign promises.

David Hanson

Hanson to lead Labour’s Liverpool review 

Dan Whelan

The party has appointed former minister Sir David Hanson to carry out an internal investigation into its role in the failings of the Labour-led city council following a damning report that found evidence of mismanagement and award of "dubious contracts" by the local authority. 

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Mayoral debate | Rebuilding the regions for all 

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With mayoral elections looming in May, candidates of various political stripes hope to break Labour’s hold over the Manchester and Liverpool city regions, but whether less experienced contenders can break the current monopolies remains to be seen. 

Nick Kavanagh

Liverpool dismisses Kavanagh

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Sarah Townsend

The city council has terminated the contract of its head of regeneration Nick Kavanagh, who has twice been arrested and released without charge in connection with a police corruption probe and has now pledged to clear his name.