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Conservative party choose Tony Caldeira for Liverpool City mayoral candidate

Tony Caldeira selected as Conservative Liverpool City mayoral candidate Photo: Conservatives

Tony Caldeira has been chosen as the Conservative candidate in the Liverpool City mayoral election.

The local textile businessman, who lives in Liverpool, says his political experience stands him in good stead to take on the challenging new role.

“It’s a huge honour to be selected as the Conservative candidate and I’m looking forward to the campaign ahead.

"The Liverpool City Region has made good progress but we still lag behind other City Regions in the UK. This needs to change.

“My focus will be on creating the economic growth and the jobs that our region needs to not only catch up to, but to overtake, our competitors, both at home and abroad."

– Tony Caldeira

He will face Labour's candidate Steve Rotheram to become the Liverpool City Region's mayor.