Wirral Council

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Wirral Council
Arms of Wirral Council
Wirral Council logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor
Cllr Ann McLachlan, Labour
Since 15 May 2017
Leader of the Council
Cllr Phil Davies, Labour
Since 14 May 2012
Structure
Seats 66
Wirral Council composition
Political groups
Administration
Other parties
Joint committees
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Elections
Last election
5 May 2016
Next election
3 May 2018
Meeting place
Wallasey Town Hall, Wallasey
Website
www.wirral.gov.uk

Wirral Council, formerly 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]

History[edit]

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.

Wards and Councillors[edit]

Each ward is represented by three councillors.[2]

Parliamentary constituency Ward Councillor Party Term of office
Birkenhead Bidston and St James Ann McLachlan Labour 2014–18
Brian Kenny Labour 2015–19
Julie McManus Labour 2016–20
Birkenhead and Tranmere Pat Cleary Green 2014–18
Phil Davies Labour 2015–19
Jean Stapleton Labour 2016–20
Claughton Gillian Wood Labour 2017–18
Steve Foulkes Labour 2015–19
George Davies Labour 2016–20
Oxton Alan Brighthouse Liberal Democrats 2014–18
Paul Doughty Labour 2015–19
Stuart Kelly Liberal Democrats 2016–20
Prenton Denise Realey Labour 2014–18
Angela Davies Labour 2015–19
Tony Norbury Labour 2016–20
Rock Ferry Moira McLaughlin Labour 2014–18
Chris Meaden Labour 2015–19
Bill Davies Labour 2016–20
Wallasey Leasowe and Moreton East Treena Johnson Labour 2014–18
Ron Abbey Labour 2015–19
Anita Leech Labour 2016–20
Liscard Janette Williamson Labour 2016–18
Bernie Mooney Labour 2015–19
Thomas Usher Labour 2016–20
Moreton West and Saughall Massie Bruce Barry Conservative 2014–18
Steve Williams Conservative 2015–19
Chris Blakeley Conservative 2016–20
New Brighton Christine Spriggs Labour 2014–18
Pat Hackett Labour 2015–19
Tony Jones Labour 2016–20
Seacombe Adrian Jones Labour 2014–18
Chris Jones Labour 2015–19
Paul Stuart Labour 2016–20
Wallasey Lesley Rennie Conservative 2014–18
Paul Hayes Conservative 2015–19
Ian Lewis Conservative 2016–20
Wirral South Bebington - Vacant -
Jerry Williams Labour 2015–19
Christina Muspratt Labour 2016–20
Bromborough Irene Williams Labour 2014–18
Joe Walsh Labour 2015–19
Warren Ward Labour 2016–20
Clatterbridge Tracey Pilgram Conservative 2014–18
Adam Sykes Conservative 2015–19
Cherry Povall JP Conservative 2016–20
Eastham Chris Carubia Liberal Democrats 2014–18
Phil Gilchrist Liberal Democrats 2015–19
Dave Mitchell Liberal Democrats 2016–20
Heswall Les Rowlands Conservative 2014–18
Andrew Hodson Conservative 2015–19
Kathy Hodson Conservative 2016–20
Wirral West Greasby, Frankby and Irby Wendy Clements Conservative 2014–18
David Burgess-Joyce Conservative 2015–19
Tom Anderson Conservative 2016–20
Hoylake and Meols Eddie Boult Conservative 2014–18
Gerry Ellis Conservative 2015–19
John Hale Conservative 2016–20
Pensby and Thingwall Louise Reecejones Labour 2014–18
Phillip Brightmore Labour 2015–19
Michael Sullivan Labour 2016–20
Upton Stuart Whittingham Labour 2014–18
Tony Smith Labour 2015–19
Matthew Patrick Labour 2016–20
West Kirby and Thurstaston Jeff Green Conservative 2014–18
David M Elderton Conservative 2015–19
Geoffrey Watt Conservative 2016–20

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[3]

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

Wirral Borough Council Composition[edit]

Current Composition (outer ring) against number of votes 2016 (inner ring)*
Year Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats Green Party Independent
2008 21 24 20 0 1
2009 20 25 20 0 1
2010 24 27 15 0 0
2011 30 27 9 0 0
2012 37 22 7 0 0
2013 36 23 7 0 0
2013 37 22 7 0 0
2013 37 22 6 0 1
2014 38 21 6 1 0
2015 39 21 5 1 0

*includes 2017 Claughton election but not the results for Claughton in 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposal to establish a combined authority for Greater Merseyside" (PDF). Department for Communities and Local Government. November 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Your Councillors by Ward". www.wirral.gov.uk. Wirral Council. Retrieved 4 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Wirral". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-11-27.