It was really good to join my friend and the new Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram at his victory party yesterday.
Loads of the volunteers who powered his win joined his team, as well as Labour MPs and councillors to congratulate him.
His victory is a celebration of Labour values and their ongoing relevance and importance to our area, which has a history of trade unionism and community activism.
As Steve said in his speech, we're now going to have to get on with the hard work of ensuring we don't lose a single MP from this region. Let's do it!