Hillsborough campaigner Steve Rotheram boosts Labour by winning Liverpool mayoralty

Hillsborough campaigner Steve Rotheram wins Liverpool mayoralty despite Labour losing more than 200 seats in local election results

Steve Rotheram has been elected Liverpool Mayor

Friday, May 5, 2017

Labour politician and Hillsborough campaigner Steve Rotheram has won the Liverpool mayoralty, handing Jeremy Corbyn a timely boost after a series of disappointing local election results.y. 

The former MP for Liverpool Walton - who has campaigned extensively for the Hillsborough victims and worked as Jeremy Corbyn's Parliamentary Private Secretary - has been nominated to the post. 

He was elected with 59% of the vote, beating his Conservative rival Tony Caldeira.

The news comes amid a tough night for the Labour Party after losing over 200 seats thus far. 

The Conservative Party have made considerable gains in the results, taking control over a number of local councils.