Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
Coat of arms of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.png
Joint committees
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.[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 Wirral on 1 April 1974. The council gained borough status, entitling it to be known as Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

Political control[edit]

Further information: Wirral 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
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


  1. ^ "Proposal to establish a combined authority for Greater Merseyside" (PDF). Department for Communities and Local Government. November 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wirral". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-11-27.