Mayor Anderson was elected to Liverpool City Council for the Abercomby ward (now Riverside) in 1998, the place where he grew up. He became Leader of the Labour Group on the council and went on to become Leader of the Council. He stood as the Labour Party candidate in the first-ever direct elections for the citywide Mayor of Liverpool, and won with a majority of 50,000 votes. He is hugely ambitious for Liverpool, passionate about the future and devoted to the city’s prospects as a thriving, growing and prosperous city. He ardently believes Liverpool’s best days lie ahead as a leading world-class city.
Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region
Mayor Rotheram served as a Liverpool City Councillor in 2002 and as Lord Mayor of Liverpool during the city's European Capital of Culture year of 2008-2009. He became a Member of Parliament in 2010. A bricklayer by trade, he'd set up his own company by the age of 22 and later went on to work in various capacities in the construction industry. He studied full-time at Liverpool John Moores University and started a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Urban Renaissance at Hope University. He was Business Manager for the Learning and Skills Council. In May 2017, he was elected to become the first ever Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region.