Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Arms of Knowsley Council
Mayor of Knowsley
Cllr Jackie Harris, Labour
Leader of the Council
Cllr Graham Morgan, Labour
since 18th May 2018
Chief executive
Mike Harden
since 30th October 2014
Seats45 councillors
Knowsley Council composition
Political groups
     Labour (37)
Other Parties
     Green (3)
     Liberal Democrat (3)
     Independent (2)
Joint committees
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Last election
7 May 2019
Next election
7 May 2020

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]


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]

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


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