Ian Stewart is reading the declaration of acceptance of the office of Mayor of Salford City
Labour's Ian Stewart has been voted Salford's first directly elected mayor.
Norman Owen, the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Salford mayoral elections, has blamed the coalition government for the loss of his election deposit. Owen also lost his seat on the council to Labour.
– Joe Anderson, Liverpool's new mayor
"The people of Liverpool have spoken decisively in favour of the Labour Party.
"They have rejected the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats within this city and have given me their trust and the Labour Party their trust.
"I promise to you that we will deliver on our pledges and on our promises."