Commitment, Experience, Vision – why I’m backing Joe Anderson for Metro Mayor

CaptureThis Summer, Labour Party members from across the Liverpool City Region will have the chance to select our candidate for the Metro Mayor election.

It is an exciting new opportunity for the region to shape its own future; delivering services, investment and opportunities for all.  It will also be about promoting Liverpool’s profile as a global, European city attracting investment and bringing prosperity.

Joe Anderson has the commitment, experience and vision to build a successful City Region.

I have seen first-hand how Joe has provided the leadership and creativity needed to keep Liverpool moving forward in the face of the austerity inflicted by central government.

In his six years leading Liverpool in adverse circumstances, Joe has displayed an unrivalled track record of delivery; building 8,300 new homes and 16 new schools; creating 30,000 jobs; tackling poverty; bringing the International Festival for Business and securing the return of the cruise liners.

Under Joe’s leadership, Liverpool’s prominence in the region and the country has increased.

Joe’s exciting vision will see the City Region explore a bid to host the Commonwealth Games; establish 10 mayoral development zones; introduce a 50p bus fare for children and develop the region’s transport network. He has the profile to work with national and international leaders to benefit the region.

Joe’s track record shows he can deliver!

I am proud to be backing Joe Anderson to be Labour’s candidate for Metro mayor.