– 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."
Residents in Salford and Liverpool are voting for their first directly elected mayor, while voters in Manchester take part in a referendum on having a mayor for their city.