News bulletin: Last chance to have your say on future of Liverpool mayor and how city will be run

Man given life sentence for acid attack, last chance for Liverpool consultation, Commemoration for April Ashley

It’s your last chance to have your say on how Liverpool is run.

Residents and businesses in the city have until Monday June 20 to express a preference on how the city is governed, including the possible abolition of the mayoral role.

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The three options are:

  • Continuing the current system by having a mayor who is directly elected by voters every four years
  • By a leader who is an elected councillor, chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors
  • By one or more committees made up of elected councillors

Letters have already been sent to households with a link to a secure portal where residents can have their say.

To make it as easy as possible for people to have their say, voting forms and ballot boxes have also been placed in the following 18 locations:

  • Central Library
  • Allerton Library
  • Breck Road Library
  • Childwall Library
  • Croxteth Library
  • Dovecot Library
  • Fazakerley Library
  • Garston Library and One Stop Shop
  • Kensington Library
  • Kirkdale One Stop Shop
  • Lee Valley Library
  • Norris Green Library
  • Parklands Library and One Stop Shop
  • Old Swan Library
  • Sefton Park Library
  • Toxteth Library
  • Wavertree Library
  • West Derby Library

🚨 A gangland enforcer from Liverpool who launched a horrifying acid attack on a victim in St Helens and plotted to blind other victims has been sentenced to life behind bars.

Jonathan Gordon, 34, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court. He's been told he must serve a minimum of 24 years and eight months.

🫶 A special commemoration service has taken place in Liverpool to remember and celebrate inspirational trans-pioneer, April Ashley.

The event at St George's Hall included some of April's closest friends and family who paid tribute to the extraordinary life of the model and actress who died last December.