Wirral Council is made up of 66 locally elected councillors across 22 electoral wards.
The political composition of the council is as follows:
- Labour – 36 seats
- Conservative – 21 seats
- Liberal Democrats – 5 seats
- The Green Party – 1 seat
- Independent - 2 seats
- Vacant - 1 seat
The council is governed by an administration of Labour Councillors.
The full Council meets around seven times a year to approve the constitution, set annual budgets and agree council policies.
Other duties of the full Council include:
- the receipt of petitions
- taking questions from members of the public through a ‘Question time’ session (subject to appropriate notice)
- the receipt of decisions and consideration of recommendations from the Cabinet and committees
- consideration of motions submitted by individual members