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28 April 2017, 06:00
The Liverpool City Region Mayor will have the responsibility for a number of areas including transport, employment and skills and business support.
The new Mayor will work with the six local councils (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St. Helens, Sefton and Wirral) .
Electing a Liverpool City Region Mayor is part of a Devolution Agreement signed by the Government and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority in November 2015. It secured more than £900m of funding for the City Region over the next 30 years, as well as devolving decision making around key priorities to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
The vote takes place on Thursday May 4.
We've given the candidates running for Liverpool City Region Mayor the opportunity to record a manifesto of up to a minute.
Roger Bannister - TUSC
Tony Caldeira - Conservative Party
Tom Crone - Green Party
Tabitha Morton - Women's Equality Party
Steve Rotheram - Labour Party
The other candidates standing are:
Paul Breen (Get The Coppers Off The Jury), Carl Cashman (Liberal Democrats), Paula Walters (UKIP)