Exclusive: Liverpool Mayoral candidates debateBy Paul Eeles
People from all over Liverpool had their opportunity to challenge nine of the candidates for mayor about their plans for the city. Cllr Roz Gladden stood in for an indisposed Joe Anderson.
The event took place at St Andrew’s Church Clubmoor and was chaired by the former Chief Executive of The Mersey Partnership, Christopher Gibaud.
Churches have played an active part in organising hustings in other elections in the city and Together for the Harvest, a network of churches across the Mersey region, is committed to encouraging Christians to engage in all aspects of the life of the city region and help to set the agenda for the next four years of Liverpool politics.
The result of an exit poll of those present showed that Liam Fogarty was the most popular by a final margin of 2-1.
See also Fogarty's comments on the poll at www.clickliverpool.com
A fuller version of the debate will appear on the Bay TV Liverpool website in due course.
Full list of candidates:
Joe ANDERSON - Labour Party Candidate
Jeff BERMAN - Liverpool Independent Party
Tony CALDEIRA - The Conservative Party Candidate
John COYNE - Green Party
Laim FOGARTY - Independent
Adam HEATHERINGTON - UK Independence Party
Richard KEMP - Liberal Democrat
Tony MULHEARN - Trade Unionist And Socialist Coalition
Steve RADFORD - The Liberal Party Candidate
Paul RIMMER - English Democrats
Peter TIERNEY - National Front
Mike WHITBY - British National Party
The election takes place on 3rd May