Voters urged to register in time for May 2022 elections

On Thursday 5 May, residents in Wirral will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at local council elections.

To vote, residents must be on the electoral register. With the deadline to register to vote fast approaching, Wirral Council is urging people who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Thursday 14 April. It takes just five minutes to apply online at

This year residents in Wirral will be voting to select Councillors, who represent their local area and residents, and contribute to the development of policies in areas such as transport, social care or housing.

Kris Cureton, Electoral Services Manager for Wirral Council said, “Time is running out to make sure you can take part in these elections. They are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Wirral. If you’re not registered by 14 April, you won’t be able to vote.”

Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission said, “You can’t have your say in these important elections unless you are registered to vote. It’s quick and easy – it takes just five minutes online at

“If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote.

“If you were registered to vote in the last election and your details have not changed, you don’t need to take any action. If in doubt, you can check with your local authority on 0151 691 8046.”

How to vote in the 2022 local elections

Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote. 

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 19 April, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on 26 April.

For information on elections in their area, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by proxy, voters can visit which will continue to be updated ahead of the polls.

Current ward councillors:

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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