Steve was elected as the first Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region in May 2017. He leads the Combined Authority in its work to drive prosperity, encourage innovation and expand opportunities for people and communities in every part of the city region.
He began his political career when he was elected to serve as a councillor in 2002, representing Fazakerley on Liverpool City Council. In 2010, Steve was elected as Member of Parliament for the Liverpool Walton constituency. During his time in Westminster he led campaigns for justice for the Hillsborough families.