Published On: Fri, May 4th, 2012

Joe Anderson to be Liverpool’s first elected Mayor

Labour’s Joe Anderson has been elected as Liverpool’s Mayor after local elections took place yesterday, winning 59.33% of the first preference votes.

This was an overwhelming majority with the second candidate, Independent Liam Fogarty, receiving 8,292 votes compared to Anderson’s 58,448.

The Conservatives received just 4.49% of the vote, and controversial candidates from the BNP, National Front and English Democrats each received less than 2%.

Turnout this year was at 98,507, around 30% of the Liverpool population.

Labour have also done well in areas surrounding Liverpool, including St Helens, Sefton, the Wirral and a landslide in Knowsley of 63 seats to 0. Results for the Liverpool city council are expected later today.

Local elections have taken place around the country, with Manchester, Nottingham, Coventry and Bradford rejecting an elected mayor in their referenda.

The London mayoral election result is expected by 11pm today, Friday 4th May.


About the Author

- Millie is in her fourth year at UoL, studying an MA in Politics and the Mass Media. During her time here she has been involved with English Society, Debating Society, Student Council and LSMedia, where she was a News Editor for 18 months before taking the role of Editor-in-Chief. She is a lover of all things political, has written for a local newspaper and runs three blogs. Originally from Gloucestershire, she is happiest in her wellies, but loves Liverpool for its live music, art and cocktails. Her weaknesses are old Penguin books, cameras and a good cup of tea.