The North West's two new metro mayors begin their work today. Andy Burnham's first act in Greater Manchester will be launching a homelessness fund to end rough sleeping by 2020. The former Leigh MP says he will donate 15% of his salary to kickstart the fund. Mayor Burnham revealed three members of his senior team at the weekend. Meanwhile, Labour colleague Steve Rotheram will be meeting local council leaders in the Liverpool City Region. Mayor Rotheram will be in Wirral to sign his acceptance of office. Both mayors have been elected to serve for the next three years.
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