People living in the six boroughs of the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral and Halton), have a choice of five candidates to vote for their next mayor on May 2. Here’s everything you need to know about Jade Marsden.

As the Conservative Party’s candidate for the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayoral election, Jade Marsden is hoping to topple Steve Rotheram on 2nd May.

Marsden is not a new name in Merseyside politics, she stood in the 2021 mayoral election and secured a respectable 19.6% of the vote, a figure she is hoping to build on this time around.

Upon her selection as the Tory candidate Marsden said: “I believe I will make a great candidate for the Liverpool Combined Authority as I am passionate about making the most out of our area”.

Interestingly, Marsden was the only person to put themselves forward to be the Conservative candidate in this election.

Marsden has said that she wants to make Liverpool a better place to do business and raise a family.

If elected, Marsden would work to improve student retention within Liverpool. The most recent data suggests Liverpool has a 31% student retention rate, which is far behind the likes of Manchester, Newcastle, and Birmingham.

Vocational education is also of importance to Marsden who wants companies within the city region to take on more apprentices.

Transport is a large part of Marsden’s plans. She has committed to replacing the Kingsway Tunnel which connects Liverpool to the Wirral. The new Kingsway Tunnel would include cycling access.

For information on the four other candidates in the Liverpool City Region Mayoral Election see the MerseyNewsLive website.


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