About Us

amayorforliverpool.org is an independent, non-party organisation. It is gathering support for a referendum to ask Liverpool people how they want their city to be run.

Thousands of people have already signed our petition. Hundreds subscribe to our Campaign Newsletter. We have many prominent Liverpudlians backing the campaign including former Regional Public Health Director Professor John Ashton, business guru Professor Tom Cannon, KIND childrens charity founder Stephen Yip MBE, award-winning local authors Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Paul du Noyer and Brian Jacques, urbanist Tony Siebenthaler and many other business and community leaders.

We believe the present system of city government is failing Liverpool. Only an Elected Mayor can provide the vision and leadership Liverpool needs at this crucial time in the City’s history.

People are frustrated and disillusioned by political in-fighting at the Town Hall. Too many decisions are taken by invisible committees and un-elected officials. Important projects fail to materialise, yet no-one takes responsibility.

amayorforliverpool.org believes that an Elected Mayor or City Leader – answerable directly to the people of Liverpool through the ballot box – can have the authority to carry through the important changes Liverpool needs.

Only an Elected Mayor can reach out to the large numbers of Liverpudlians who are switched off by local politics, and don’t vote in local elections.

More than 30 British towns and cities have had mayoral referendums since 2001. Their voters got the chance to have their say.

We deserve ours.


Liam Fogarty
Chair of amayorforliverpool.org

Campaign Endorsers

Professor John Ashton

Former NW Director of Public Health.

Lydia Bates

Founder, ScouseProud.org

Dr. Jonathan Brown

Community activist & Campaigner.

Hillary Burrage

Chair of HOPES, The Hope Street Association.

Professor Tom Cannon

Football and Management Guru, Director of Ideopolis.

Alex Corina

Artist, creator of celebrated Mona Lennon.

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Award-winning screenwriter and novelist.

Paul du Noyer

Music Journalist, author of Liverpool, Wondrous Place.

Liz Lacey

Director, Liverpool Creative Campus.

Brian Jacques

Best-selling children’s writer & Broadcaster.

Dorothy Kuya

Chair Granby Residents Association.

Paul Maxwell

Entrepreneur, founder, Lubritech Ltd.

George McKane

Founder Yellow House arts organisation;

Miriam Mussa

Community worker & Campaigner.

Dr. Rob McDonald

LJMU School of Architecture.

Tony Siebenthaler                           

Urbanist & Founder of Downtown Liverpool.

Mike Lyons


Tom Simpson

MD, liverpooltelly.com

Stephen Yip MBE

Founder and Chief Executive, KIND.