St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
|St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council|
|Type||Metropolitan district council of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens|
|Joint committees||Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority
Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority
Merseyside Police and Crime Panel
|St Helens Town Hall|
St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens in Merseyside. 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 St Helens. From April 2014 it is planned to be a constituent council of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
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 St Helens on 1 April 1974. The council gained borough status, entitling it to be known as St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council.
Since 1973, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:
|Party in control||Years|
|Labour||1973 - 2004|
|No overall control||2004 - 2010|
|Labour||2010 - present|
- "Proposal to establish a combined authority for Greater Merseyside". Department for Communities and Local Government. November 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- "St Helens". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
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