Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
|Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council|
|Liverpool City Region Combined Authority|
|5 May 2016|
|Wallasey Town Hall
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.
Wirral is split into twenty-two separate wards for election with three members each. They are elected in a four year cycle with three elections for the three different seats using the First Past the Post system. Hence why few wards contain any variation in representation.
|Ward||Labour||Conservative||Liberal Democrats||Green Party|
|Bidston and St James||3||0||0||0|
|Birkenhead and Tranmere||2||0||0||1|
|Greasby, Frankby and Irby||0||3||0||0|
|Hoylake and Meols||0||3||0||0|
|Leasowe and Moreton East||3||0||0||0|
|Moreton West and Saughall Massie||0||3||0||0|
|Pensby and Thingwall||3||0||0||0|
|West Kirby and Thurstaston||0||3||0||0|
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|
Wirral Borough Council Composition
|Year||Labour||Conservatives||Liberal Democrats||Green Party||Independent|
*includes 2017 Claughton election but not the results for Claughton in 2016
- "Proposal to establish a combined authority for Greater Merseyside" (PDF). Department for Communities and Local Government. November 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- "Ward boundaries | www.wirral.gov.uk". www.wirral.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
- "Wirral". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-11-27.
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