Pete Price to run for Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region
Local radio broadcaster, Pete Price has announced that he is running for Metro Mayor ahead of the Liverpool City Region elections taking place on 4th May 2017.
Famous for his late night phone-in show, Late Night City which broadcasts on both Radio City 2 and Radio City Talk, presenter Pete believes he has a firm understanding of the issues affecting local people, having lived and worked in the region for more than 50 years. He said:” Somebody should do it properly, we’re one community and we’re on a roll.”
As part of the 2015 devolution deal, signed by leaders of the 6 regional councils, it was agreed that a new metro mayor must be elected to govern this new era of decision-making and Pete Price wants your vote on 4th May 2017.
Pete plans to focus on transport and infrastructure primarily, he explained:” Certainly get a road sorted, once and for all coming in from the motorway because that’s so important.
“[I propose] to keep all the areas built up, not just the city centre, every area, and to develop the Wirral more, because the Wirral is an amazing, amazing tourist place.”
When elected, the metro mayor will have control over the whole Liverpool City Region combined authority area which includes; Wirral, Knowsley, Halton, Sefton, St Helens and of course, Liverpool. The metro mayor will have a budget of £900 million, spread over 30 years and will work with existing leaders to implement strategy, with powers to improve areas such as education & skills, health & social care, transport and housing.
Friend of stars such as Sharon Osbourne and Cilla Black and no stranger to controversy, Pete has been quietly researching and developing his mandate in preparation for the 4th May 2017 election and is confident he stands a chance in the running, he said: “I think I stand every chance, when I look at the competition, they’re not in the same league as me.”
Love him or hate him, Pete Price could be the Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region. Will he get your vote?