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 political composition of the council is as follows:
- Labour – 31 seats
- Conservative – 20 seats
- Liberal Democrats – 6 seats
- Independent - 3 seats
- The Green Party – 2 seats
- Vacant seats - 4
The council is governed by a minority 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 committees
- consideration of motions submitted by individual members