Yesterday I signed a written declaration securing Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City as World Heritage UNESCO site

Yesterday (24th Nov), I signed a written declaration preserving Liverpool Maritime City as a World Heritage UNESCO site. Six areas in the historic centre and docklands bear witness to the development of one of the world’s major trading centres in the 18th and 19th centuries. Liverpool was a pioneer in the development of modern dock technology, transport systems and port management. Moreover, the listed sites feature a great number of significant commercial, civic and public buildings, including St George’s Plateau.

This declaration seeks to promote and protect Liverpool’s important tourist sites, encourages investment in local culture, delivers binding rules on land consumption, and calls on the EU Commission to institute a European UNESCO Sites Day. My support for this declaration embodies my desire to preserve the great history of Liverpool Maritime City and ensure its protection for many generations to come.