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.
Chair of amayorforliverpool.org
Professor John Ashton
Former NW Director of Public Health.
Dr. Jonathan Brown
Community activist & Campaigner.
Chair of HOPES, The Hope Street Association.
Professor Tom Cannon
Football and Management Guru, Director of Ideopolis.
Artist, creator of celebrated Mona Lennon.
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Award-winning screenwriter and novelist.
Paul du Noyer
Music Journalist, author of Liverpool, Wondrous Place.
Director, Liverpool Creative Campus.
Best-selling children’s writer & Broadcaster.
Chair Granby Residents Association.
Entrepreneur, founder, Lubritech Ltd.
Founder Yellow House arts organisation;
Community worker & Campaigner.
Dr. Rob McDonald
LJMU School of Architecture.
Urbanist & Founder of Downtown Liverpool.
Stephen Yip MBE
Founder and Chief Executive, KIND.