Mayor of Liverpool elected

Published: 04 May 2012
Town Hall

Labour Party candidate Joe Anderson has been elected as the first Mayor of Liverpool.

He polled 59 percent of the vote to win the historic ballot.

The total number of eligible votes cast was 98,507, equalling a turnout of around 31.7 percent

The new Mayor will serve a four year term of office and have new powers over resources under a City Deal negotiated with the Government. It includes a single investment programme of public and private funds worth £130m with the potential to grow to £500m - £1bn; the first Mayoral Development Corporation outside London; chairing a new investment board bringing together all of the city’s assets and developing a new approach to welfare reform.

For a detailed breakdown of votes for the 12 candidates in the Mayoral election click here: http://bit.ly/KyGsbl

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