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Metro Mayoral Elections: Green Candidate statement

Green Party candidate Tom Crone says he wants a ‘fairer, greener, better Liverpool City Region’

Liverpool mayoral candidate: Tom Crone

Originally from Norfolk, 43-year-old Mr Crone leads the Green Party group on Liverpool City Council.

People living in the Liverpool City Region (the five Merseyside metropolitan boroughs of Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral, plus Halton in Cheshire) will elect their next mayor on 2 May. Here’s what our Green candidate says:

Public investment is crucial

He says this is “critical” to deliver the warm homes, renewable energy and transport changes to help create a jobs-rich, green economy in Liverpool City Region.

Sustainable housing investment will bear many dividends

He wants to expand home insulation programmes across the city region to deliver warmer homes for those that need them while lifting people out of fuel poverty, improve their health, and reduce carbon emissions.

Mr Crone wants a ‘joined-up public transport system that works for the whole region’

He says buses should be given more priority on the roads to speed up journey times. Mr Crone would also encourage walking and cycling, with more segregated cycle routes, and clamp down on problem pavement parking.

He believes in ‘democratic renewal’ in the city region

Mr Crone says he is committed to “stamping out the cronyism and incompetence that has held the region back – I will work closely with communities, campaign groups and trade unions to give everyone a voice. I will also establish a citizens assembly to help drive a fairer, greener future.”

More trees are needed to cool our town centres

He wants to accelerate urban tree planting to cool urban areas as the climate heats up. To further improve the environment and public health, Mr Crone also wants to reduce traffic and noise.