Liverpool's new elected mayor Joe Anderson was elected with 57% of the vote.
Liam Fogarty, an independent candidate who had campaigned for the city to have a mayor, came second, beating the Liberal Democrats' candidate Richard Kemp into third place.
Mayor Anderson polled 58,448 votes, Mr Fogarty secured 8,292 (8.19%) with Cllr Kemp on 6,238 (6.16%).
Labour's Ian Stewart has become Salford's first elected mayor after a second round of voting.
Voters have chosen the current council leader Joe Anderson as Liverpool's first mayor. He won the election with 54% of the vote.
Voters in Manchester voted against having an elected mayor in a referendum.