Local elections

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 3 May 2018. 

Local election Notices

Metropolitan Borough of Wirral - casual vacancy in the office of Councillor

Notice is hereby given under Sections 87(2) and 89(3) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the Bebington ward of the Borough of Wirral.

The position will be filled at the election to be held on Thursday, 3rd May 2018.

Eric Robinson
Chief Executive and Returning Officer
4 December 2017

Previous local election results

Results of the Claugton Local election in May 2017

Composition of the council following the 2017 Claughton local election

Results of the local elections in May 2016

Results of previous local elections

General Elections

The last General Election took place on 8 June 2017.

Results of the June 2017 General Election

Results of previous General Elections

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:

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

Find out more about the Liverpool City Region

The next election for the Liverpool City Region Mayor is due to take place in May 2020. 

European Elections

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 & Crime Commissioner election is due to be held on the May 2020.

Results of the Police and Crime Commissioner election in May 2016

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.

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.

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