Steve Rotherham [Image: Wirral Globe].

Steve Rotherham [Image: Wirral Globe].

Liverpool Mayoral candidate – and Jeremy Corbyn loyalist – Steve Rotheram seems to be an all-round good guy.

If you’re not familiar with the Labour MP’s name, here’s a snippet to get you started: He was the chief organiser of a charity single designed to raise funds to cover the legal costs of the Hillsborough families.

In September 2012, along with members of The Farm, Mick Jones, and former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, Rotheram arranged for a number of artists to record a cover of “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” as “The Justice Collective”, in an attempt to reach the Christmas number one.

The cover included contributions from artists such as Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Holly Johnson and Melanie C, as well as featuring Rotheram himself.

The record did indeed become Christmas Number One that year.

Labour MP Steve Rotheram has pledged to provide affordable housing and to protect the city’s green spaces if he was to become the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor.

The promises were made during the launch of his mini manifesto on Wednesday as the Walton MP bid to become Labour’s candidate for the role.

He adds he will be a lean, low cost, transparent and ethical Metro Mayor, knitting together existing public services not building a new empire of officialdom whilst also forsakingthe extravagant trappings of office and burgeoning bureaucracy, instead tapping into the skills and expertise already available across the City Region.

The Liverpool MP, who last week slammed the Combined Authority’s decision to use £7 million of the Government’s £30 million devolution money on highly-paid executives, has pledged to protect precious green spaces and the City Region’s historic parks.

The Metro Mayor candidate will lead work to build truly affordable housing for all, prioritising brownfield sites for development and wants to work with the six local authorities to ensure council houses to rent and started homes to buy are available across Merseyside and Halton.

The Labour hopeful has also pledged to deliver a modern and economical transport system by re-regulating bus services, providing new trains and fighting for a connection to High Speed Rail 3.

Source: Steve Rotheram pledges to protect green spaces and historic parks as mini manifesto is launched (From Wirral Globe)

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