Mayoral Election 2017

    Wirral Radio's Political Correspondent Liam Murphy


    Liam is from Wallasey and has more than two decades as a newspaper and online reporter working across Merseyside, Lancashire and North Wales.

    Here he speaks to all the candidates for the role of Merseysides first directly elected Mayor....

    Voters goto the polls on Thursday 4th May 2017.


    Roger Bannister, Trade Union & Socialist Coalition 

    Roger Bannister is a veteran trade unionist who has previously stood to be Mayor of Liverpool in 2016. 


    Tony Caldeira, Conservative

    Born in Liverpool and educated in St Helens and has stood for Liverpool mayor twice, coming sixth in 2016 with just under 4% of the vote. 


    Carl Cashman, Liberal Democrats

    Born in Whiston, Knowsley, Carl Cashman is leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Knowsley Council.  At 25 he's the youngest of the candidates.


    Tom Crone, Green Party

    Tom Crone is leader of the Green Party on Liverpool City Council. He came third in the mayoral elections in Liverpool in 2016


    Tabitha Morton, Women's Equality Party

    Tabitha Morton was born in Netherton, Sefton. She says she wants to work for improved equality for all.


    Steve Rotheram, Labour

    Steve Rotheram was a city councillor in Liverpool and also Lord Mayor. He became MP for Liverpool Walton in 2010.


    Paula Walters, UKIP

    The only Wirral born and based candidate is New Brighton's Paula Walters. She is chairman of UKIP in Wirral.



    Paul Breen, Get the Coppers off the Jury

    Paul Breen does not believe that police officers should be allowed to serve on juries and stands on this single issue declining an interview.


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