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Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Manifestos

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Find out what the metro mayor candidates in Liverpool City Region are proposing around key themes.

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Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Manifestos

  1. 1. youth and adult skills Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor - Candidate Manifestos • Develop apprenticeship, training and other facilities in a combined and cohesive system to help out-of-work residents to access more jobs across the city region by improving their skills • Use the apprenticeship levy to better match businesses with skills providers across the city region and improve the quality of schemes through the apprenticeship hub • Improve links between councils, business and key educational institutions across the region Carl Cashman, Liberal Democrats • Apprenticeship Grant for Employers. • Adult Skills Budget. • Post-16 further education system. The metro mayor will have control over the: The above is based on the manifestos made public by declared candidates. Tony Caldeira (Conservatives), Paula Waters (UKIP) and other declared candidates have not published detailed manifestos • Develop and introduce a new Independent Careers Service to help young people to make impartial and informed decisions about their future work-life options • Develop a ‘Pathways to Excellence’ programme to create new connections and opportunities between our schools, international universities and global businesses • Develop an easily accessible apprenticeship portal that people can access online to apply for apprenticeship opportunities across the city region. Steve Rotheram, LabourTom Crone, Greens • Workto safeguard Surestart centres across the city • Promote the role that nature can play in building exploration, enquiry and wellbeing through expanding the networkof forest schools and the‘one tree per child’scheme • Promote digital skills and opportunities forlifelong learning by using the city’s libraries as a network of learning hubs • Launch a promotional drive to encourage more people from BAMEbackgrounds to join the teaching profession Tabitha Morton,Women’s Equality • Set monitored targets for applications to the Government’s Innovate UK scheme from female entrepreneurs, ensuring more women secure this vital funding
  2. 2. Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor - Candidate Manifestos • Expand the Walrus card system, creating an ‘Oyster-like’ system across the region, to include busses, trains, ferries, tunnels and bridges • Reduce the Mersey tunnel tolls for commuters to and from the Wirral • Improve the bus network, prioritising poorly connected, often disadvantaged areas throughout the region; • Expand the City Bike scheme across the region. Carl Cashman, Liberal Democrats The above is based on the manifestos made public by declared candidates. Tony Caldeira (Conservatives), Paula Waters (UKIP) and other declared candidates have not published detailed manifestos • Work with Merseytravel to ensure that information about arrival and departure at stations and stops is clear and can be seen and heard by travellers • Reduce the fast-tag tunnel fare to £1 • Improve rail connectivity within and to the city region including direct rail services from Liverpool to North Wales to improve connectivity with Wirral, Runcorn and Liverpool Airport • Expand the number of Merseyrail stations and support plans for new stations in key locations, including Liverpool Knowledge Quarter and the former St James station. Steve Rotheram, LabourTom Crone, Greens • Promote healthiermodes of active transport, including cycling and walking • Implement a‘VisionZero’approach to road safety with the aim of eliminating deaths on ourroads by the year2025 • Reduce speed limits across the city, notjust on residential streets • Create traffic-free zones outside schools at pick-up and drop-off times • Improve safety and reducing emissions through a betterBus Priority system; • Improve cycling infrastructure, including implementing the“green corridors”concept identified in the Green Space review Tabitha Morton,Women’s Equality • Develop an integrated transport plan, working with neighbouring councils, LEPs, businesses and the third sector • Invest in cycling infrastructure • Introduce a ‘Night Watch’ service on buses and trains to improve security. transport and infrastructure • Consolidated transport budget • Local roads network • Bus franchising and smart ticketing The metro mayor will have control over the:
  3. 3. Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor - Candidate Manifestos No housing policies featured in manifesto Carl Cashman, Liberal Democrats The above is based on the manifestos made public by declared candidates. Tony Caldeira (Conservatives), Paula Waters (UKIP) and other declared candidates have not published detailed manifestos • Convene a high-level housing summit within the first 100 days in office • Launch a Metro Mayor’s Housing Challenge Competition to identify and pilot new ways to meet our housing needs • Work with our Local Authorities and veterans’ groups to draw up and sign the first armed forces City Regional Covenant outside London. Steve Rotheram, LabourTom Crone, Greens • Create new council housing and business premises, to be delivered by a municipally-owned housing provider • Re-establish a dedicated homelessness unit within the council to tackle the increasing problem of homelessness in the city • Introduce a planning requirement that all new construction on council owned land (orland sold by the council) would have to conform to Passive House energy standards • Prioritise the renovation and modernisation of existing housing stockoverdemolition • Putting brownfield sites at the top of the list for housing development. Tabitha Morton,Women’s Equality • Ensure councils ring-fence housing for women fleeing violence • Increase the stock of affordable housing. housing and planning • £30m per year Housing Investment Fund • Strategic planning and Mayoral Development Corporations • Land Commission and compulsory purchase powers The metro mayor will have control over the:
  4. 4. Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor - Candidate Manifestos • Provide an alternative to the government's work programme where individuals can volunteer to carry out work with community groups rather than for big companies • Consult with employers and explore the option of a Merseyside Minimum Wage set at £8.50 per hour. Carl Cashman, Liberal Democrats The above is based on the manifestos made public by declared candidates. Tony Caldeira (Conservatives), Paula Waters (UKIP) and other declared candidates have not published detailed manifestos • Commit to being a Real Living Wage employer and work to ensure this is reflected in procurement undertaken by the Combined Authority. Steve Rotheram, LabourTom Crone, Greens • Establish a Bankof Liverpool to provide profitable investment forinfrastructure and housing in the region • Boost city-centre businesses by pedestrianising more of the city centre • Revitalise local high streets across the city through the use of business developmentzones • Improve employment opportunities fordisabled people within the council • Support the introduction of a local currency forLiverpool Tabitha Morton,Women’s Equality • End the zero hours contracts for care workers and expect a living wage for all • Make Growth Hub the ‘go to’ place for people wishing to start up and grow their businesses • Work with female entrepreneurs and organisations that provide mentoring and support for women to tackle the female under-representation in employment and business start-ups; • Create 40,000 new jobs within childcare plans. business and employment
  5. 5. Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor - Candidate Manifestos • Establish a Brownfield Development Cooperative to work in conjunction with a new Merseyside Land Commission to ensure Brownfield sites are brought forward for development and to protect our green belt • Commission an annual monitoring of air quality throughout the city region • Promote and aid the development of a tidal lagoon off the coast of Southport and promote the use of innovative renewable energy. Carl Cashman, Liberal Democrats The above is based on the manifestos made public by declared candidates. Tony Caldeira (Conservatives), Paula Waters (UKIP) and other declared candidates have not published detailed manifestos • Develop a City Region-wide strategy aimed at becoming a zero-carbon city by 2040 • Develop a City Region-wide solar energy strategy • Establish an investment fund to promote new renewable and community energy businesses and initiatives • Deliver more electric charging points across the City Region, to enable the expansion of clean electric vehicles. Steve Rotheram, LabourTom Crone, Greens • Guarantee thatWalton Hall Parkwill not be sold to make way fora football stadium, forhouses, orfor any othertype of development • Move to safeguard ourotherparks and green spaces from the threat of development; • Launch a 5-yearplan to improve the range of recycling available to households and businesses • Workwith the EnvironmentAgency and other authorities to develop a long-term plan to manage the surface waterflood risks associated with global warming. Tabitha Morton,Women’s Equality no policies on the environment featured in manifesto environment
  6. 6. Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor - Candidate Manifestos • Establish centres of excellence for all disciplines throughout the Region so that all residents get the best possible care throughout the Liverpool City Region • Ensure public health objectives for preventing illness and conditions are put in place using the common media and support facilities from across the region • Ensure social care is joined up across local authority boundaries • Develop a common social care strategy across the Region which can readily expand its scale thus taking out of hospital quickly the 30% of people who do not need to be there • Create a health innovation centre with our universities to ensure that full advantage is taken of new technologies and methodologies. Carl Cashman, Liberal Democrats The above is based on the manifestos made public by declared candidates. Tony Caldeira (Conservatives), Paula Waters (UKIP) and other declared candidates have not published detailed manifestos No policies on health featured in manifesto Steve Rotheram, LabourTom Crone, Greens • Improve access to healthy living options and work to secure‘Sustainable Food City’status forLiverpool • Workto improve disabled peoples access to healthcare services. Tabitha Morton,Women’s Equality • Build up a system of universal, affordable childcare for all children from the age of nine months • Prioritise integrated health care and social care health and social care • Plan for health and social care integration The metro mayor will:

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