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.

Ballott Box General Election Polling Station

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. 

Katherine Fairclough (2)

LCR authority appoints new CEO

Katherine Fairclough will replace the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s outgoing chief executive Frank Rogers this summer.

BUDGET 2021 | Freeport status for Liverpool

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Sarah Townsend

The Port of Liverpool’s ‘freeport’ designation, removed in 2012, has been reinstated in the Chancellor’s budget announcement, and is expected to bring investment, trade and jobs to the city region.

Birkenhead Market

Wirral pushes on with revamp schemes

Neil Tague

The local authority has set out a preferred course of action after it secured £27.8m in Future High Streets Fund support for Birkenhead and New Ferry.

Chester Train Station

Leaders push for cross-border rail funding

Neil Tague

Local authorities have redoubled efforts to convince Chancellor Rishi Sunak to support projects such as a new Deeside Parkway station and the modernisation of Chester’s station in the Budget Statement on 3 March.