On 14 October 2019 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council decided to make a change in its governance arrangements. The council moved from a “Leader and Cabinet” system to a “Committee system” form of governance in September 2020.
To read further details of the changes made, please see the pdf below to read the full proposal agreed at Council on 14 October 2019:
Following the decision of the council, a cross party Governance Working Group was established. A report was submitted to the Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee on 26 November 2019 which provided an update on the work of the Group and also included a presentation on the committee design structure proposals:
To see the full discussion of the Governance Review report at the Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee held on 26 November 2019 you can watch our webcast by clicking the link below:
Update: The Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee met on Tuesday 25 February 2020 to consider the latest proposals in respect to changes in governance arrangements.
- View agenda for the Standards and Constitutional Oversight Committee meeting on Tuesday 25 February 2020 (PDF, 3.2MB)
On 28 September 2020 Council voted to approve the changes to a Committee System of governance and passed a new constitution which outlines how Wirral Council will be run from this date onwards.