How the Council is governed
The Council is made up of 66 locally elected councillors, who represent all of the people in their constituency (also known as ward).
The Council is democratically accountable to the people of Wirral, which gives local people the power to influence public spending and the public services delivered in their neighbourhood.
The way in which councillors make decisions is informed by the ideas of the political parties they represent.
The Council is governed by a Labour administration.
This section of the website gives information on:
- The Leader of the Council
- Decision making
- The Council’s constitution
- Council departments
In July 2013, the leaders of Wirral and Cheshire West and Chester Borough Councils took the first step towards the establishment of a combined Corporate Service. CWAC Leader Mike Jones and Chief Executive Steve Robinson, met with Wirral Leader Phil Davies and his Chief Executive Graham Burgess, to sign a Concordat declaring the Councils’ intention to merge £69m of ‘back office’ services.
The agreement stipulates that a combined service should serve both Councils ‘equally, economically, effectively and efficiently’.