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10 May 2012
formally signs his acceptance
IT was an historic few days
on Merseyside as the newly elected Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson,
took his place in history after winning Liverpool's first ever
regional Mayoral elections on Thursday, 3 May 2012. As a result on
Tuesday, 8 May 2012, Joe Anderson then became the first ever
regional Mayor in this country to formally sign his acceptance of
office after such a vote. In the past a Mayor would only hold his or
her position for a year, but this new role will see Joe Anderson
perform a 4 year term of office, at the end of which a new election
will be held. This office, which up to now has been non-political
and a figurehead, now involves the Mayor in overseeing an investment
programme of public and private funds worth £130m, and this fund has
the potential to grow to £500m and to £1bn. Liverpool is now the
first Mayoral Development Corporation outside London and all eyes
will be on this historic change of power. It will also see the Mayor
chairing a new investment board, bringing together all of the city's
assets and will also develop a new approach to welfare reform. But
even before signing the agreement Joe Anderson, who still wants to
be called Joe, announced that he had appointed rivals as key
advisors, in what he hopes will be a cross party coalition of
people, all of whom have the expertise and drive to help Liverpool
rebuild and develop for the future. These are photographs and video
and of his acceptance declaration signing and a short interview at
the new Mayoral office at the Municipal Buildings on Dale Street.
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Mayhew visits Formby - More Photographs!
MORE photographs taken of
Jon Mayhew in Formby Book, on Thursday, 3 May 2012. He was at the
shop to promote his new book called:- "The Bonehill Curse."
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