Results of local elections have been declared across the UK on Friday, 6 May.
Voter turnout at yesterday’s vote was dismally low countrywide.
Thousands of seats have been up for grabs, with many key battlegrounds such as Westminster in London - which Labour took off the hands of the Conservatives for the first time ever - switching allegiance.
Local elections are important ways for residents to make their voices heard regarding a number of issues, helping to shape communities.
This is the case in Liverpool City Region, with five of the six local authorities having held elections on Thursday.
The following local authorities held a vote: Wirral Council, Sefton Council, Halton Borough Council, St Helens Borough Council and Knowsley Council.
Liverpool City Council did not hold a local election this year.
Liverpool City Region is traditionally a Labour-held region, but is that still the case?
Here is everything you need to know about the official results of local elections held across Liverpool City Region in 2022:
What were the results of the Liverpool City Region local council elections?
Here are the official results of all the five local authorities which held elections yesterday.
The borough of Wirral was a key battleground heading into the May local elections.
There was no majority heading into yesterday’s vote, although Labour ruled.
Counting began as soon as polling stations closed at 10 pm on Thursday, 5 May - this was done at the Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre in Bidston.
Results were declared early Friday morning (6 May).
On the whole, Labour still remains the biggest party in the borough despite losing seats, with the Conservatives and Green Party making gains.
Labour now hold 26 out of the 66 wards, just two more than the Tories who picked up one more seat in yesterday’s vote.
Whilst the Greens, who have performed rather well across the country this year, made gains of two seats. They now have a total of nine councillors in the borough.
Here is a detailed breakdown of the winning candidates at each Wirral Council ward:
- Bebington: Judith Grier, Green Party - 2855 votes (53%)
- Bidston and St. James: Liz Grey, Labour - 1648 votes (73%)
- Birkenhead and Tranmere: Pat Cleary, Green Party - 1798 votes (34%), Amanda Onwuemene, Green Party - 1484 votes (28%)
- Bromborough: Sue Percy, Labour - 1866 votes (52%)
- Clatterbridge: Mary Jordan, Conservative - 1967 votes (43%)
- Claughton: Gillian Wood, Labour - 1984 votes (60%)
- Eastham: Christopher Carubia, Lib Dems - 2201 votes (57%)
- Greasby, Frankby and Irby: Tracy Elzeiny, Conservative - 2206 votes (43%)
- Heswall: Paul Connoly, Conservative - 1999 votes (41%)
- Hoylake and Meols: Tony Cox, Conservative - 1981 votes (42%)
- Leasowe and Moreton East: Angie Davies, Labour - 2112 votes (65%)
- Liscard: Janette Williamson, Labour - 2101 votes (65%)
- Moreton West and Saughall Massie: Vida Wilson, Conservative - 1812 votes (48%)
- New Brighton: Sue Powell-Wilde, Labour - 2317 votes (61%)
- Oxton: Allan Brame, Lib Dems - 2513 votes (64%)
- Pensby and Thingwall: Leah Fraser, Conservative - 1787 votes (40%)
- Prenton: Naomi Graham, Green Party - 2087 votes (53%)
- Rock Ferry: Chris Davies, Labour - 1579 votes (61%)
- Seacombe: John Hoey, Labour - 1669 votes (54%)
- Upton: Stephen Bennett, Labour - 2137 votes (60%)
- Wallasey: Lesley Rennie, Conservative - 2307 votes (46%)
- West Kirby and Thursaston: Jeff Green, Conservative - 2034 votes (46%)
Heading into the 2022 local elections, Sefton was controlled by the Labour Party.
The borough council held two counts of ballots that took place overnight, starting at 10 pm on Thursday, 5 May.
Votes cast in Sefton Central and South Sefton Wards were counted at Aintree Racecourse.
Official results were declared early Friday morning (6 May).
As a result of yesterday’s election, the Labour Party still holds the borough of Sefton.
Here is a detailed breakdown of the winning candidates at each Sefton Council ward:
- Ainsdale: Tony Brough, Conservative - 1387 votes (33%)
- Birkdale: Iain Brodie-Browne, Lib Dems - 1518 votes (43%)
- Blundellsands: Natasha Carlin, Labour - 2301 votes (66%)
- Cambridge: Mike Morris, Conservative - 1338 votes (38%)
- Church: Daren Veidman, Labour - 1850 votes (65%)
- Derby: Brenda O’Brien, Labour - 1757 votes (83%)
- Dukes: Sir Ron Watson, Conservative - 1497 votes (42%)
- Ford: Liz Dowd, Labour - 1452 votes (66%)
- Harington: Carol Richards, Labour - 1544 votes (40%)
- Kew: Laura Bates, Labour - 1563 votes (50%)
- Linacre: Gordon Friel, Labour - 1320 votes (76%)
- Litherland: John Kelly, Labour - 1703 votes (77%)
- Manor: Steve McGinnity, Labour - 1818 votes (59%)
- Meols: Gareth Lloyd-Johnson, Lib Dems - 1326 votes (37%)
- Molyneux: Danny Burns, Labour - 1900 votes (60%)
- Netherton and Orrell: Ian Maher, Labour - 1739 votes (73%)
- Norwood: Mhairi Doyle, Labour - 1734 votes (56%)
- Park: June Burns, Labour - 1510 votes (45%)
- Ravenmeols: Nina Killen, Labour - 1766 votes (52%)
- St. Oswald: Carla Thomas, Labour - NO CONTEST
- Sudell: Judith Hardman, Labour - 1329 votes (37%)
- Victoria: Janet Grace, Labour - 2297 votes (60%)
Halton Borough Council
Going into the local elections in 2022, the region of Halton was held by the Labour Party.
The counting of ballots in the borough started as soon as polls closed on Thursday, 5 May at 10 pm.
This took place at the DCBL Stadium in Widnes.
Results for the election were declared early Friday morning (6 May).
In consequence of yesterday’s election, Halton Borough Council has been retained by Labour.
Here is a detailed breakdown of the winning candidates at each Halton ward:
- Appleton: Angela Teeling, Labour - 865 votes (85%)
- Bankfield: Laura Bevan, Labour - 938 votes (87%)
- Beechwood and Heath: Gareth Charles, Lib Dems - 997 votes (48%)
- Birchfield: Michael Fry, Labour - 885 votes (50%)
- Bridgewater: Emma Garner, Labour - 1024 votes (75%)
- Central and West Bank: Noel Hutchinson, Labour - 633 votes (86%)
- Daresbury, Moore and Sandymoor: Sian Davidson, Conservative - 399 votes (34%)
- Ditton, Hale Village and Halebank: Marie Wright, Labour - 946 votes (80%)
- Farnworth: Valerie Hill, Labour - 1033 votes (65%)
- Grange: Mark Dennett, Labour - 790 votes (78%)
- Halton Castle: Christopher Carlin, Labour - 713 votes (63%)
- Halton Lea: Alan Lowe, Labour - 851 votes (76%)
- Halton View: Louise Nolan, Labour - 1000 votes (80%)
- Highfield: Robert Gilligan, Labour - 965 votes (75%)
- Hough Green: Phillip Harris, Labour - 887 votes (73%)
- Mersey and Weston: Norman Plumpton-Walsh, Labour - 803 votes (58%)
- Norton North: Geoffrey Logan, Labour - 806 votes (47%)
- Norton South and Preston Brook: Martha Lloyd, Labour - 811 votes (71%)
For more information, visit the Halton Borough Council website.
St Helens Borough Council
Results for this council were declared at around 5 pm on Friday, 6 May.
Votes were counted throughout the day from Sutton Leisure Centre.
Heading into the vote, St Helen’s is a ward held by the Labour party.
Following the results of the vote - which are still rolling out at the time of publication - the Labour Party are set to retain their hold on the borough.
Here is a detailed breakdown of the winning candidates of each St Helens ward:
- Billinge and Seneley Green: Peter Peers, Independent - 1,424 votes (18%), Sue Murphy, Labour - 1,388 votes (17%), Colin Betts, Independent - 1,352 votes (17%)
- Blackbrook: Anthony Burns, Labour - 1,309 votes (23%), Paul McQuade, Labour - 1,262 votes (22%), Linda Maloney, Labour - 1,255 votes (22%)
- Bold and Lea Green: David Edward Hawley, Green Party - 1,209 votes (17%), Allen John Makin, Green Party - 1,176 votes (17%), Glen Roger Richards, Green - 1,120 votes (16%)
- Ecclestone: Michael Haw, Lib Dems - 2,252 votes (30%), Teresa Sims, Lib Dems - 2,178 votes (29%), Geoff Pearl, Lib Dems - 1,938 votes (26%)
- Haydock: Paul Hooten, Green Party - 1,485 votes (21%), Janet Sheldon, Green Party - 1,445 votes (21%), David van der Berg, Green Party - 1,357 votes (20%)
- Moss Bank: Tracy Dickinson, Labour - 1,547 votes (25%), Trisha Long, Labour - 1,476 votes (23%), Zeena Begum, Labour - 1,375 votes (22%)
- Newton Le-Willows East: Jeanie Bell, Labour - 1,701 votes (24%), Keith Laird, Labour - 1,599 votes (23%), Seve Gomez-Aspron, Labour - 1,560 votes (22%)
- Newton Le-Willows West: Terry Maguire, Independent - 1,670 votes (21%), Karl Collier, Independent - 1,302 votes (17%), Dave Banks, Labour - 1,190 votes (15%)
- Parr: Andy Bowden, Labour - 1,172 votes (33%), Kate Groucutt, Labour - 1,079 votes (30%), Bisi Osundeko, Labour - 964 votes (27%)
- Peasley Cross and Fingerpost: Damien O’Connor, Labour - 325 votes (60%)
- Rainford: John Case, Conservative - 1,462 votes (36%), Anne Mussell, Conservative - 1,450 votes (36%)
- Rainhill: James Tasker, Independent - 2,336 votes (23%), Donna Greaves, Independent - 2,133 votes (21%), Kate Stevenson, Independent - 2,062 votes (20%)
- St Helens Town Centre: Ann McCormack, Labour - 747 votes (41%), Michelle Sweeney, Labour - 700 votes (38%)
- Sutton North West: Niall Campbell, Labour - 645 votes (31%), John Hodkinson, Labour - 643 votes (31%)
- Sutton South East: Brian Spencer, Lib Dems - 816 votes (37%), Anthony Johnson, Labour - 589 votes (27%)
- Thatto Heath: Nova Charlton, Labour - 1,372 votes (27%), Robyn Hattersley, Labour - 1,330 votes (26%) Richard McCauley, Labour - 1,317 votes (26%)
- West Park: Martin Bond, Labour - 1,516 votes (32%), Derek Long, Labour - 1,348 votes (30%), Marlene Quinn, Labour - 1,343 votes (30%)
- Windle: David Baines, Labour - 1,503 votes (26%), Lynn Clarke, Labour - 1,391 votes (24%), Mancyia Uddin, Labour - 1,204 votes (21%)
Results for this council were declared at around midday on Friday (6 May).
Votes were counted at the Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park in Huyton.
Knowsley Council went into this year’s local elections with the Labour Party in power.
Following the results, the borough will continue to be held by Labour.
Here is a detailed breakdown of the winning candidates at each Knowsley ward:
- Cherryfield: David Lonergan, Labour - 1327 votes (85%)
- Halewood North: Terry Powell, Labour - 1257 votes (63%)
- Halewood South: Joanne Harvey, Independent - 1115 votes (55%)
- Northwood: Harry Bell, Labour - 1206 votes (71%)
- Page Moss: Robert Austin, Labour and Co-operative - 1145 votes (66%)
- Prescot North: Frances Wynn, Lib Dems - 1125 votes (51%)
- Prescot South: Kai Taylor, Green Party - 1236 votes (59%)
- Roby: Kevin Bannon, Labour - 1247 votes (50%)
- Shevington: Tommy Rowe, Labour - 1206 votes (64%)
- St Gabriel’s: Cath Golding, Green Party - 1033 votes (52%)
- St Michael’s: Tony Ely, Labour - 1320 votes (78%)
- Stockbridge: Dennis Baum, Labour - 1150 votes (80%)
- Swanside: Colin Dever, Labour - 1667 votes (80%)
- Whiston and Cronton: Denise Allen, Labour - 1164 votes (54%)
- Whitefield: Steve Guy, Independent - 1193 votes (54%)