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The countdown is on for the Liverpool City Region Mayoral election

There’s just four weeks to go now until the first ever Liverpool City Region Mayoral election.

On Thursday, 4 May 2017, all eligible residents over the age of 18 years across the Liverpool City Region (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral) can vote for who they would like to be the Liverpool City Region Mayor.

The Liverpool City Region Mayor will work alongside the six local councils to improve the economy of the area, bring in new investment, improve transport, strategic housing as well as creating more jobs.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has secured £900m of additional funding over the next 30 years through its Devolution Agreement with the Government. This means that funding and decisions will be managed by Liverpool City Region (rather than Whitehall) on a number of key issues affecting the local area, including economic development, transport, strategic housing and employment and skills. A condition of the Devolution Agreement was to have a Liverpool City Region Mayor.

This is your opportunity to influence who will make major decisions about the Liverpool City Region, so make your vote count on 4 May!

The full list of candidates can be found on www.liverpoolcityregionelects.org. In addition, every household across the Liverpool City Region will be receiving a Mayoral booklet before the end of April 2017, which gives further information about the elections process and each candidate.

If you’re still not sure about what the role is and why it’s important to cast your vote, our frequently asked questions may help – visit www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/election to find out more.

You can only vote on 4 May if you are registered to vote. If you are, you should have received your polling card by now. If you haven’t yet registered to vote, you have until Thursday, 13 April 2017 to do so. Registering is easy to do – the quickest way is online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or alternatively, you can contact your local council’s election team.

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