Politicians, footballers and chief executives mingled at a champagne reception, serenaded by a string quartet. The region’s businesses were out in force last night to celebrate and raise funds in the name of former Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein. [GALLERY]
Hedging his bets Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson announced his intention to stand as Labour MP for Liverpool Walton. If elected, Anderson would replace Steve Rotheram who will step down as MP for the constituency if he wins the Mayoral contest on 4 May.
Metro mayors for Merseyside and Greater Manchester will be selected on 4 May as planned, it was confirmed after initial fears Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap general election on 8 June would delay the city region votes until the same day.
Tired of making lists of DIY jobs to do this Easter weekend? Why not register to vote. Today is the last day you can do so in time for the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester mayoral elections.
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.