Elections to Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 4 May 2006. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour Party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Knowsley Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 17 1 2 -1 77.3 56.9 12,817 -3.1%
  Liberal Democrats 5 2 1 +1 22.7 33.6 7,579 +0.2%
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 5.3 1,201 +2.3%
  United Socialist 0 0 0 0 0 2.6 592 +2.6%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 188 +0.6%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 149 -0.5%

Three Labour councillors were uncontested.

Ward results

Cherryfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Lonergan 760 73.4
Liberal Democrats John White 276 26.6
Majority 484 46.8
Turnout 1,036
Labour hold Swing
Halewood North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Smithson 812 68.8
Labour Edna Finneran 369 31.2
Majority 443 37.6
Turnout 1,181
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Halewood South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dorothy Birch 576 40.6
Labour Roy Nicholson 533 37.6
United Socialist Andrew Thompson 310 21.8
Majority 43 3.0
Turnout 1,419
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Halewood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Fearns 794 73.8
United Socialist Eric McIntosh 282 26.2
Majority 512 47.6
Turnout 1,076
Labour hold Swing
Kirkby Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marie Stuart uncontested
Labour hold Swing
Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Murphy 587 63.2
Liberal Democrats Patrick Williams 342 36.8
Majority 245 26.4
Turnout 929
Labour hold Swing
Page Moss
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laurence Nolan 765 83.1
Liberal Democrats Leslie Rigby 156 16.9
Majority 609 66.2
Turnout 921
Labour hold Swing
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Greer 634 66.9
Liberal Democrats Thomas Rossiter 314 33.1
Majority 320 33.8
Turnout 948
Labour hold Swing
Prescot East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Joseph McGarry 747 57.4
Labour David Friar 555 42.6
Majority 192 14.8
Turnout 1,302
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Prescot West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Wynn 867 57.4
Labour Robert Whiley 494 32.7
Socialist Labour Stephen Whatham 149 9.9
Majority 373 24.7
Turnout 1,510
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Roby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christina O'Hare 988 53.7
Conservative Gary Robertson 851 46.3
Majority 137 7.4
Turnout 1,839
Labour hold Swing
Shevington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Sharp uncontested
Labour hold Swing
St Bartholomews (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Harvey 819
Labour Anthony Cunningham 789
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Swainbank 365
Liberal Democrats Mahmood Surti 236
Turnout 2,209
Labour hold Swing
St Gabriels
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Frederick Fricker 737 56.0
Labour Michael Peers 579 44.0
Majority 158 12.0
Turnout 1,316
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
St Michaels
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Keith 882 61.3
Liberal Democrats Gary Anderson 557 38.7
Majority 325 22.6
Turnout 1,439
Labour hold Swing
Stockbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Foulkes uncontested
Labour hold Swing
Swanside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Wright 1,098 75.8
Conservative Gillian Robertson 350 24.2
Majority 748 51.6
Turnout 1,448
Labour hold Swing
Whiston North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pauline Kelly 660 51.5
Liberal Democrats Michael Lappin 621 48.5
Majority 39 3.0
Turnout 1,281
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Whiston South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Newman 719 51.2
Liberal Democrats Yvonne Southern 685 48.8
Majority 34 2.4
Turnout 1,404
Labour hold Swing
Whitefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doris Keats 792 62.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Fisher 288 22.7
BNP Gary Aronsson 188 14.8
Majority 504 39.8
Turnout 1,268
Labour hold Swing