4 more years of Anderson?


Mayoral role to continue until 2024, after Labour councillors reject referendum call

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson is celebrating this month, after Labour councillors ignored calls to axe the city’s 3rd Mayor.

The city’s Liberal Democrats have led calls to scrap the role now that the region has a separate Metro Mayor, along with an elected Police Commissioner.

The city’s Liberal Democrats have led calls to scrap the role now that the region has a separate Metro Mayor, along with an elected Police Commissioner.

Labour councillors voted against a Lib Dem plan to consult Liverpool’s voters on whether to have a mayoral election next May.

A ballot of Labour Party members allegedly saw 61% demand that the city gets rid of the mayor - However Labour councillors have also decided to ignore this vote.

One out-of-touch Labour councillor tried to argue, “We've got two football teams and two cathedrals, why not two mayors?”

Instead Labour councillors want to only consult voters in 2021, a year after the next mayoral elections - meaning Liverpool will be stuck with 3 mayors until 2024.

“We’ll beat him at the ballot box”

Liberal Democrats plan to beat Joe Anderson at the ballot box so they can axe the mayor’s role.

“No city needs 3 mayors,” says Lib Dem leader Councillor Richard Kemp. “We will put an end to this gravy-train and create a council that actually listens to you.”

Scrapping the spare mayor would save £½Million a year - money we can spend on vital local services.


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