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.
Massive Attack on DJ Pete Tong over use of Unfinished Symphony on tour
DJ Pete Tong is under fire from Massive Attack for using one of their songs in his latest album without permission.
Actor Dustin Hoffman faces more sexual misconduct allegations
US actor Dustin Hoffman is facing more claims of sexual misconduct as two women make new allegations.
Idris Elba hails 'strong' Meghan Markle as 'beacon' and 'role model' for all women
Meghan Markle will be a "beacon" and "role model" as she joins the Royal Family, actor Idris Elba has told Sky News.