Metro Mayor Race: Steve Rotheram - "I've been called too loyal and too working class"

Steve Rotheram has been MP for Liverpool Walton since 2010. Credit: Steve Rotheram

Labour members in the Liverpool City Region have until Friday 5th August to select their candidate in the race to become the first ever Metro Mayor.

The election takes place in May 2017 and the new Mayor will have powers of transport, planning, housing and education with a £900m budget devolved from Central Government.

Our Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt asked the 3 contender - Joe Anderson, Luciana Berger and Steve Rotheram - to take us to a place in Merseyside that means something to them.

Steve Rotheram is the MP for Walton in Liverpool. Elected in 2010, he is also Jeremy Corbyn's Parliamentary aide, despite supporting his 'best mate' Andy Burnham in the 2015 leadership contest.

In an in-depth interview about his mayoral campaign, why his dad nearly put him off politics, his opposition to HS2 and his strange relationship with Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Rotheram takes us to New Brighton.