Wirral Council has 66 Councillors in 22 electoral wards. Each ward is represented by three Councillors. One Councillor in each ward stands for election in three out of every four years. Each Councillor is elected for a term of four years.
The next local elections are due to take place on Thursday 2 May 2019.
Upton by-election 22 November 2018
A council by-election took place in the ward of Upton on Thursday 22 November 2018.
Previous local election results
The last General Election took place on 8 June 2017.
There are four constituencies in Wirral, you vote to elect a Member of Parliament running for election in your area to represent your views in parliament.
The four areas in Wirral are represented currently by:
- Birkenhead- Frank Field MP (Independent)
- Wallasey- Angela Eagle MP (Labour)
- Wirral South – Alison McGovern MP (Labour)
- Wirral West - Margaret Greenwood MP (Labour)
Combined Authority Mayoral election
On Thursday 4 May 2017 an election took place for a Combined Authority Mayor for the Liverpool City Region. Steve Rotherham of the Labour Party was elected as Mayor.
|Candidate||Party||Overall number of votes||Number of votes in Wirral|
|Steve Rotheram||Labour Party||171,167||32,725|
|Tony Caldeira||The Conservative Party Candidate||58,805||20,024|
|Carl Anthony Cashman||Liberal Democrats||19,751||3,919|
|Tom Crone||Green Party||14,094||2,989|
|Paula Walters||UK Independence Party||11,946||3,822|
|Roger Bannister||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||7,881||1,635|
|Tabitha Morton||Women's Equality Party||4,287||1,005|
|Paul Breen||Get the Coppers Off The Jury||729||106|
The next election for the Liverpool City Region Mayor is due to take place in May 2020.
European Parliamentary elections are held every five years.
Find out everything you need to know about the European Parliamentary elections on the North West Votes website.
Police and Crime Commissioner Elections
Elections for the post of Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner are held every four years. The next Police and Crime Commissioner election is due to be held on the May 2020.
Becoming a candidate
If you are interested in becoming a candidate in an election you can be nominated by a political party or can run as an individual candidate.
- standing to be a Councillor
- standing to be a Member of Parliament
- standing to be a Member of the European Parliament
- standing to become a Police and Crime Commissioner
The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011
The Local Government Act 2000 provides that electors in the council's area can petition the council to hold a referendum on whether a local authority should change to a different form of governance. A petition must be signed by at least 5 per cent of the local government electors.