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1 month to go until the Mayoral elections

Merseyside / April 04

One month today elections will take place to find Liverpool City Region's new Mayor.

On Thursday 4th May, six regions in England, including the Liverpool City Region, will hold elections to elect new Combined Authority Mayors. The other regions are:

Devolution is putting new and more power in the hands of local people. By helping communities take control of decisions that matter to them, Combined Authority Mayors will be accountable to the people they serve.

Mayors will work across their regions to provide a louder voice for local people. They will act as ambassadors to bring together businesses, public service providers and communities to improve the productivity and prosperity of the area.

Combined Authority Mayors will:

  • have control over new long term budgets from central government
  • implement transport investment, strategic planning, improve skills and invest in new homes
  • lobby on behalf of their area, on the issues that matter to local people not only in Westminster, but on the world stage
  • work with local business leaders to achieve what’s best for local jobs and the economy
  • capitalise on local strengths and assets like our universities, scientific research and innovation

Make sure you can take part and register to vote.

Registering to vote is easy. You can do it in just a few minutes at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

You’ll need to provide your National Insurance number, your date of birth and your address.

Thursday 13 April is the deadline to register to vote. Don’t miss out!

If you can’t vote in person you can still have your say with a postal or proxy vote (where a person you trust votes on your behalf). Go to www.yourvotematters.co.uk to find out how to apply.

You can also get the word out about the 2017 mayoral elections, by posting on social media and encouraging people to register to vote before the deadline on 13th April. Don't forget to use the hashtag #OurMayor on your posts.