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 2 May 2019.

Upton by-election 22 November 2018

A council by-election took place in the ward of Upton on Thursday 22 November 2018.

View the results of the Upton by-election

Previous local election results

Results of the Bromborough by-election on Thursday 23 August 2018

Composition of the council following the May 2018 local elections

Results of the local elections on Thursday 3 May 2018

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 and 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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