Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Coat of arms of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.png
Type
Type
Structure
Joint committees
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority
Merseyside Police and Crime Panel
Website
www.knowsley.gov.uk

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley in Merseyside, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of five in Merseyside and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Knowsley. It is a constituent council of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.[1]

History[edit]

The current local authority was first elected in 1973, a year before formally coming into its powers and prior to the creation of the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley on 1 April 1974. The council gained borough status, entitling it to be known as Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

Political control[edit]

Further information: Knowsley local elections

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposal to establish a combined authority for Greater Merseyside". Department for Communities and Local Government. November 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Knowsley". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-27.