The VS6 partnership is preparing to hold a special Metro Mayor hustings on 6 April 2017. Members of the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector are invited to quiz the candidates as they lay out their vision, priorities and strategies for the future of Liverpool City Region.
The candidates who have confirmed their attendance so far are Steve Rotheram for Labour, Tony Caldeira for the Conservatives, Carl Cashman for the Liberal Democrats and Tom Crone for the Green Party. Tabitha Morton, the Women’s Equality Party candidate, has been invited.
The hustings will be held at Liverpool Cathedral, on Thursday 6 April 2017, 6.30-8.30pm. It will be preceded by a drinks reception and opportunity to ‘Meet VS6’, from 5.30pm. VS6 is the partnership of support organisations working with the 8,600 voluntary sector organisations operating across Liverpool City Region.
The first ever Mayor of Liverpool City Region will be elected in under three months, with significant hard powers and a large electoral mandate. The voluntary sector is an integral part of the region’s society and economy – with over 24,000 employees as well as volunteers contributing half a million hours a week. Devolution presents a historic opportunity for the mayor and the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector to work together to create a stronger, more socially just, Liverpool City Region.
Topics at the hustings, which is co-organised by Voluntary Sector North West, will include: the role of the mayor in supporting voluntary sector activity; working in partnership to deliver inclusive growth; promoting volunteering; the sector’s knowledge of community centred approaches to transforming health and wellbeing; harnessing the connections between faith groups and their communities, and addressing challenges such as Brexit and the loss of EU funding.
Join us to debate with the candidates and explore how they will use their influence and devolved powers to work to improve the lives of all our communities and build a truly prosperous Liverpool City Region.Back to blog