Major change to local elections in Wirral

Wirral Council will move to whole council elections from May 2023.

The move to whole council elections will mean that from next year the council elections will be held once every four years, rather than currently being held in three out of every four years. The change comes after councillors passed a resolution to change to whole council elections.

Currently, in three of every four years, one third of the authority’s 66 councillors go to the polls, with a fallow year every fours years when no election takes place.

The move comes in the wake of a report into the council’s governance published last year.

The authority’s Policy and Resources Committee agreed last November to hold a public consultation on the proposal. This found that 60.9% of the 527 respondents were in favour of moving to whole Council Elections.

This year’s election on May 5 will take place as in previous years with a third of the councillors being elected.

Current ward councillors:

WardCouncillorParty
BebingtonTony CottierLabour
BebingtonJerry WilliamsLabour
BebingtonJason WalshGreen
Bidston and St JamesLiz GreyLabour
Bidston and St JamesBrian KennyLabour
Bidston and St JamesJulie McManusLabour
Birkenhead and TranmerePat ClearyGreen
Birkenhead and TranmereVacant
Birkenhead and TranmereEmily GleavesGreen
BromboroughIrene WilliamsLabour
BromboroughJoe WalshLabour
BromboroughJo BirdGreen
ClatterbridgeMary JordonConservative
ClatterbridgeHelen CameronConservative
ClatterbridgeCherry Povall JPConservative
ClaughtonGillian WoodLabour
ClaughtonSteve FoulkesLabour
ClaughtonGeorge DaviesLabour
EasthamChris CarubiaLiberal Dems
EasthamDave MitchellLiberal Dems
EasthamPhil GilchristLiberal Dems
Greasby, Frankby and IrbyWendy ClementsConservative
Greasby, Frankby and IrbyDavid Burgess-JoyceConservative
Greasby, Frankby and IrbyTom AndersonConservative
HeswallLes RowlandsConservative
HeswallAndrew HodsonConservative
HeswallKathy HodsonConservative
Hoylake and MeolsTony CoxConservative
Hoylake and MeolsAlison WrightConservative
Hoylake and MeolsAndrew GardnerConservative
Leasowe and Moreton EastVacant
Leasowe and Moreton EastKarl GreaneyIndependent
Leasowe and Moreton EastHelen CollinsonLabour
LiscardJanette WilliamsonLabour
LiscardDaisy KennyLabour
LiscardDavid BrennanLabour
Moreton West and Saughall MassieBruce BerryConservative
Moreton West and Saughall MassieSteve WilliamsConservative
Moreton West and Saughall MassieMax BoothConservative
New BrightonChristine SpriggsLabour
New BrightonPaul MartinLabour
New BrightonTony JonesLabour
OxtonAllan BrameLiberal Dems
OxtonOrod OsanlouLiberal Dems
OxtonStuart KellyLiberal Dems
Pensby and ThingwallKate CannonLabour
Pensby and ThingwallMike CollinsConservative
Pensby and ThingwallIvan CamphorConservative
PrentonSamantha FrostLabour
PrentonChris CookeGreen
PrentonHarry GormanGreen
Rock FerryMoira McLaughlinIndependent
Rock FerryYvonne NolanLabour
Rock FerryClare O’HaganLabour
SeacombeAdrian JonesLabour
SeacombeChris JonesLabour
SeacombePaul StuartLabour
UptonStuart WhittinghamLabour
UptonTony SmithLabour
UptonJean RobinsonLabour
WallaseyLesley RennieConservative
WallaseyPaul HayesConservative
WallaseyIan LewisConservative
West Kirby and ThurstastonJeff GreenConservative
West Kirby and ThurstastonJenny JohnsonConservative
West Kirby and ThurstastonSimon MountneyConservative

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