Sir David Hanson and Judith Blake to head up internal review, as home secretary Jacqui Smith passed over for the role.
We must end the farcical factionalism and unite around a common vision of hope, writes Labour councillor and mayoral candidate Anthony Lavelle.
Party had been accused of "stitch up" after candidates to replace Joe Anderson, including Corbyn-backed Anna Rothery, barred from contest.
Matt Hancock tells public to "only leave home where it is absolutely essential".
The Gerry And The Pacemakers frontman died on Sunday at the age of 78.
Liverpool and the surrounding areas have seen a huge surge in cases over the last week.
The government is sending millions of lateral flow tests to tier 3 areas for community testing programmes, despite serious concerns about false negatives.
Anderson, who was arrested as part of a corruption investigation last week, says he has no case to answer.
Government figures from Liverpool showed the pilot scheme of rapid turnaround testing missed half of all cases.
The PM hopes "Moonshot" lateral flow tests can help areas lift restrictions and people visit family in care homes.