Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
|Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council|
|Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority
Merseyside Police and Crime Panel
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral 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 Wirral. It is a constituent council of 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 Wirral on 1 April 1974. The council gained borough status, entitling it to be known as Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:
|Party in control||Years|
|No overall control||1973 - 1975|
|Conservative||1975 - 1986|
|No overall control||1986 - 1991|
|Labour||1991 - 1992|
|No overall control||1992 - 1995|
|Labour||1995 - 2002|
|No overall control||2002 - 2012|
|Labour||2012 - present|
- "Proposal to establish a combined authority for Greater Merseyside" (PDF). Department for Communities and Local Government. November 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- "Wirral". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-11-27.
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