May seems like an awful long time ago. But you might remember at the time voters in the North West made political history by choosing two metro mayors.
In Greater Manchester it was Andy Burnham. Meanwhile the former Labour MP Steve Rotheram gave up his party's safest seat to take up the role in the new Liverpool city region.
And what's happened since? Well, even by Steve Rotheram's own admission...not a lot.
But as our political correspondent Dan Hewitt found, the new mayor got a bit of a shock when he took office six months ago: