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Liam Robinson

Liam Robinson

Leader of Liverpool City Council, Liverpool City Council

CLLR LIAM ROBINSON is Leader of Liverpool City Council and has been a Councillor since 2008, representing the Kensington & Fairfield ward. He became Leader in May 2023, having previously held the position of Cabinet Member for Finance, responsible for setting the Council’s budget. 

Prior to that, Cllr Robinson was Chair of Merseytravel, and subsequently Portfolio Holder for Transport for the Liverpool City Region. During his time at Merseytravel and the Combined Authority, making public transport more affordable, particularly for young people, was a key focus. 

He championed the introduction of reduced price bus fares for young people up to their 19th birthday, which led to a 168% growth in journeys by young people. He also led the procurement of a new fleet of publicly owned trains for the Merseyrail network, including pioneering disability access features. 

He previously worked in public transport, holding management positions in the rail, bus and coach industries, including responsibility for three of Britain’s largest railway stations: Liverpool Lime Street, London Liverpool Street and Sheffield.  

His priority is to lead an administration that puts Liverpool first, and is committed to making the city greener, using sustainable growth to create jobs, supporting citizens through the cost-of-living crisis and embracing innovation to improve Council services.

Cllr Robinson is married with two young children, and enjoys cycling and football in his free time.

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