Steve Rotheram was first elected to serve the people of Liverpool Walton on May 3rd 2010. He was re-elected on 7th May 2015 with 81.3% of the vote, making the seat the safest in the country.
Born in Knowsley in 1961 to a stalwart Labour family (his father was a forklift driver and former Councillor in Kirkby throughout the 1970s) he’s spent all of his adult life living in the constituency he represents.
After three decades of activism, Steve sought election to public office at the turn of the millennium and became a Liverpool City Councillor in 2002 and was honoured to serve as Lord Mayor of Liverpool during the city’s successful European Capital of Culture Year 2008-2009.
In 2015 he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn MP.
Beyond politics, Steve is an enthusiastic football fan and plays for the All-Party Parliamentary football team. He is a die-hard Liverpool FC fan having held a season ticket for many years.
He is also the only Member of Parliament to have two Premier League football clubs in his constituency (Everton FC and Liverpool FC).