“It transpires that there was a risible 24% turnout for the so-called “Liverpool City Region” mayoral election, almost 6% down on previously. This is a clear sign that the existence of these so-called “city regions” and their mayors does not command widespread support. They are a waste of money and an unfair imposition by cities over surrounding areas that have little in common with them. They are a Labour device and the Tories should have scrapped them.” – Andrew Lynn, Reform UK Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Southport