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Mayor of the Liverpool City Region
Mayoral Election Results
First round results for mayoral election
|Candidate||First pref votes||Percentage||Second pref votes||Percentage|
|First pref votes171,167||Percentage59.3%||Second pref votes-||Percentage-|
|First pref votes58,805||Percentage20.4%||Second pref votes-||Percentage-|
Candidate Liberal Democrat
|First pref votes19,751||Percentage6.8%||Second pref votes-||Percentage-|
|First pref votes14,094||Percentage4.9%||Second pref votes-||Percentage-|
|First pref votes11,946||Percentage4.1%||Second pref votes-||Percentage-|
Candidate Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
|First pref votes7,881||Percentage2.7%||Second pref votes-||Percentage-|
Candidate Women's Equality Party
|First pref votes4,287||Percentage1.5%||Second pref votes-||Percentage-|
Candidate Get The Coppers Off The Jury Party
|First pref votes729||Percentage0.3%||Second pref votes-||Percentage-|
Second preference votes are only used to elect the mayor if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote. The top two candidates then receive the second preference votes from their eliminated opponents.
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An extra charge on this year's council tax bill has been proposed to pay for the Liverpool City Region's mayor.
Householders will be charged an average of about £16 annually to pay for Steve Rotheram's £77,500 salary, as well as his transport and housing projects.
The precept, expected to raise £7.6m per year, will also cover the general running costs of the mayor's office.
Mr Rotheram said funding cuts had left him with "no option" but the Taxpayers' Alliance said it was "insensitive".
Good design should be higher up the agenda when it comes to planning new buildings on Merseyside, according to the Liverpool City Region mayor.
Steve Rotheram has appointed his first "design champion" - Paul Monaghan, who was born in West Derby - to "promote good design" and improve the way our neighbourhoods look.
Mr Rotheram said it was "impossible to overstate the importance of the quality of the buildings we live, work in and see every day, for our wellbeing and quality of life".
Liverpool has some of the finest public buildings and spaces in Europe and I hope my role as Design Champion will help to ensure that new development supports and builds on that legacy".
Attacks on rough sleepers should be classed as a new hate crime, says the elected mayor or Liverpool.
The Little Boy Giant dozing in his hammock will be revealed to the public in Liverpool later to mark the start of Merseyside's giant puppet show.
He will be on display in St George's Hall from midday before he starts his journey this weekend.
Royal de Luxe's Liverpool's Dream show will see a set of marionettes roaming the region from 5 to 7 October.
They will cover a 20-mile route in what will be the final time they are used by the company.