The local elections for 2021 taking place today, Thursday 6 May.
In Wirral this includes
elections to Wirral Council, the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and mayor for the Liverpool City Region combined authority, also known as the “metro” mayor.
Unlike local elections in previous years the counting will not take place over night. After polls close at 10pm ballot boxes will be transferred to the Count Centre at Wirral Tennis and Leisure Centre, Valley Road, Birkenhead, where they will remain sealed and be kept guarded through the night.
From around 7am on Friday, May 7, election officials will begin the process of verifying the votes – this process ensures the votes tally and must be done before counting can take place.
It is expected that counting of votes for the council elections will not start before 1.30pm on Friday May 7 at the earliest, and will be published on the counil website and social media channels.
Counting for the PCC and metro mayor will take place on Saturday , May 8 and the result will be published on the birkenhead.news website as soon as they are made available.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be fewer people at the count – including a smaller number of people counting votes to allow for social distancing – and as a result there may be a longer wait than previous years before results are able to be announced.
All results will be available on the birkenhead.news website and on the Wirral Council website
Following is a full list of Wirral candidates. Where a candidate’s name is in
italics, it denotes that that person is the sitting councillor. Bebington
Party Candidate Liberal Democrats Vicky Downie Conservative Geoff Jones Labour Christina Muspratt Green Jason Walsh Bidston and St James
Party Candidate Green Diane Johnson Conservative Tina McDonnell Labour Julie McManus Liberal Democrats Mike Parsons Birkenhead and Tranmere
Party Candidate Conservative June Cowin Green Emily Gleaves Labour Susan Mahone Liberal Democrats Edward Smith Bromborough
Party Candidate Labour Jo Bird Conservative Anthony Drury Green Sheena Hatton Liberal Democrats Chase Newton Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Labour Christopher Davies Green Jim McGinley Conservative Cherry Povall Liberal Democrats Daniel Rogers Claughton
Party Candidate For Britain Gary Bergin Labour George Davies Conservative Rania Elzeiny Green Liz Heydon Liberal Democrats Chris Teggin Eastham
Party Candidate Conservative Paul Connolly Liberal Democrats Phillip Gilchrist Green Percy Hogg Labour Shab Syed Greasby, Frankby and Irby
Party Candidate Conservative Tom Anderson Labour Gail Jenkinson Green Cathy Page Liberal Democrats Mike Redfern Heswall
Party Candidate Green Barbara Burton Reform UK Ken Ferguson Conservative Kathy Hodson Labour Giuseppe Roberto Liberal Democrats Robert Thompson Hoylake and Meols
Party Candidate Green Alix Cockcroft Conservative Andrew Gardner Labour Matt Houghton Liberal Democrats Peter Reisdorf Leasowe and Moreton East
Party Candidate Conservative Debbie Caplin Labour Helen Collinson Green Michael Dixon Liberal Democrats John Mullins Liscard
Party Candidate Liberal Democrats Sue Arrowsmith Labour David Brennan Conservative Jane Owens Reform UK Dave Sharp Green Perle Sheldricks Moreton West and Saughall Massie
Party Candidate Conservative Max Booth Green Helen O’Donnell Liberal Democrats David Tyrrell Reform UK Paul Whelligan Labour Nicole Williams New Brighton (Two councillors to be elected)
Party Candidate Green Moira Gommon Labour Tony Jones Liberal Democrats Adam Keenan Labour Paul Martin Conservative Darren May Conservative Tony Pritchard Liberal Democrats Charlie Smethurst Green Cynthia Stonall Oxton
Party Candidate Green Judith Grier Reform UK Philip Griffiths Labour Paul Jobson Liberal Democrats Stuart Kelly Conservative Phil Merry Pensby and Thingwall
Party Candidate Green Allen Burton Conservative Ivan Camphor Liberal Democrats Phil Waterfield Labour Tim Watson Prenton
Party Candidate Labour Angie Davies Green Harry Gorman Liberal Democrats Lucy Johnson Conservative Hilary Jones Rock Ferry
Party Candidate Independent Stephen Davies Conservative Nick Hanna Green Craig McDonald Labour Clare O’Hagan Liberal Democrats Tom Sutton Seacombe
Party Candidate Green Hilary Cullen Liberal Democrats Anthony Morris Labour Paul Stuart Conservative Vida Wilson Upton
Party Candidate Liberal Democrats Alan Davies Green Lily Clough Labour Jean Robinson Conservative Emma Sellman Wallasey
Party Candidate Liberal Democrats John Codling Green Rachel Heydon Conservative Ian Lewis Labour Tom Usher West Kirby and Thurstaston
Party Candidate Green Yvonne McGinley Conservative Simon Mountney Liberal Democrats Orod Osanlou Labour Louise Reecejones
There are four candidates standing for the post of Mayor of the Liverpool City region. They are listed below in alphabetical order by surname:
Gary Cargill Green Party Jade Marsden Conservatives David Newman Liberal Democrats Steve Rotheram Labour
There are three candidates standing for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside. They are listed below in alphabetical order by surname:
Kris Brown Liberal Democrats – Councillor for Woolton, Liverpool City Council Emily Spurrell Labour – Councillor for Mossley Hill, Liverpool City Council Bob Teesdale Conservative – Association Secretary for Southport Conservatives