2022 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election
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23 of 66 seats (One Third and one by-election)[1]
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout35.5% (Decrease0.5%)
  First party Second party
 
Cllr Janette Williamson.jpg
Cllr Tom Anderson.jpg
Leader Janette Williamson[2] Tom Anderson[3]
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 29 June 2020 (2020-06-29)[4] 14 May 2021 (2021-05-14)[5]
Leader's seat
Liscard
Greasby
Frankby
and Irby
Last election 10 seats,
39.7%
8 seats,
33.3%
Seats before 28 23
Seats won 9 8
Seats after 27 24
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 36,642 22,499
Percentage 42.7% 26.2%
Swing Increase3.0% Decrease7.1%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Cllr Pat Cleary2.jpg
Cllr Phil Gilchrist2.jpg
Leader Pat Cleary[6] Phil Gilchrist[7]
Party Green Liberal Democrats
Leader since 22 May 2014 (2014-05-22)[8] 16 May 2013 (2013-05-16)[9]
Leader's seat Birkenhead
and
Tranmere

Eastham
Last election 3 seats,
16.0%
2 seats,
10.1%
Seats before 6 6
Seats won 4 2
Seats after 9 6
Seat change Increase3 Steady
Popular vote 14,955 10,814
Percentage 17.4% 12.6%
Swing Increase1.4% Increase2.5%

Wirral Council Election Results Map 2021.svg
Map of results of 2022 election

Leader of the Council before election

Janette Williamson (Labour)[10]

Elected Leader of the Council

TBD

The 2022 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[11] This will be the last election where a third of councillors are elected, following recommendations from a government report into the Council's finances.[12]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 2021.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election result, 2021
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 23 9 1 3 Decrease2 40.9 42.7 36,642 Increase3.0
  Conservative 23 8 1 0 Increase1 36.4 26.2 22,499 Decrease7.1
  Green 23 4 3 0 Increase3 13.6 17.4 14,955 Increase1.4
  Liberal Democrats 23 2 0 0 Steady 9.1 12.6 10,814 Increase2.5
  Independent 2 0 0 2 Decrease2 0.0 0.9 758 Increase0.3
  Northern Independence 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 89 New
  For Britain 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 51 Steady
  UKIP 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 38 New

[13] [n 1]

Changes in council composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:[14]

28 23 6 6 3
Lab Con Grn LDm I

After the election the composition of the council was:[15]

27 24 9 6 1
Lab Con Grn LDm I

Retiring councillors

Ward Departing Councillor Party Ref.
Bebington Tony Cottier Labour [16]
Birkenhead and Tranmere Steve Hayes Independent (vacated seat on 22 March 2022) [17]
Bromborough Irene Williams Labour [16]
Greasby, Frankby and Irby Wendy Clements Conservative [16]
Heswall Les Rowlands Conservative [16]
Leasowe and Moreton East Sharon Jones Labour (vacated seat on 13 February 2022) [18]
Moreton West and Saughall Massie Bruce Berry Conservative [16]
New Brighton Christine Spriggs Labour [16]
Pensby and Thingwall Kate Cannon Labour [16]
Prenton Samantha Frost Labour [16]
Rock Ferry Moira McLaughlin Independent [16]
Seacombe Adrian Jones Labour [16]
Upton Stuart Whittingham Labour [16]

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Judith Grier 2,855 53.1 Decrease6.7
Labour Brenda Ashton 1,876 34.9 Increase5.9
Conservative Nicola Oakley 559 10.4 Increase0.4
Liberal Democrats Robert Thompson 89 1.7 Increase0.5
Majority 979 18.2 Decrease12.6
Registered electors 11,798
Turnout 5,397 45.7 Increase0.3
Rejected ballots 18 0.3 Decrease0.7
Green gain from Labour Swing Decrease6.3

Bidston and St James

Bidston and St James[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Grey 1,648 73
Conservative Tina McDonnell 276 12
Green Jayne Clough 220 10
Liberal Democrats Mike Parson 102 5
Registered electors 10,468
Turnout 2,246
Rejected ballots 10

Birkenhead and Tranmere

Birkenhead and Tranmere (2)[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Pat Cleary 1,798 59.8 Decrease2.1
Green Amanda Onwuemene 1,484
Labour Paul Jobson 1,045 34.8 Increase3.3
Labour Tony Murphy 743
Conservative Mike Clements 86 2.9 Decrease2.5
Liberal Democrats Ross Campbell 78 2.6 Increase1.4
Conservative Colin Young 70
Liberal Democrats Edward Smith 26
Majority 753 25.0 Decrease5.5
Registered electors 10,337
Turnout 2,816 27.2 Decrease0.6
Rejected ballots 7 0.2 Decrease1.0
Green hold Swing Decrease2.7
Green gain from Independent Swing

Bromborough

Bromborough[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Percy 1,866 52
Green Edward Lamb 726 20
Conservative Graham Davies 608 17
Liberal Democrats Vicky Downie 357 10
Registered electors 12,122
Turnout 3,557 30
Rejected ballots 19

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Jordan 1,967 43
Labour Co-operative Thomas Laing 1,521 33
Liberal Democrats Christopher Raymond 542 12
Green Jim McGinley 532 12
Registered electors 11,202
Turnout 4,562 41
Rejected ballots 16

Claughton

Claughton[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-operative Gillian Wood 1,984 60
Conservative Andy Hodson 598 18
Green Liz Heydon 414 12
Liberal Democrats David Evans 275 8
For Britain Gary Bergin 57 2
Registered electors 11,336
Turnout 3,328 29
Rejected ballots 14

Eastham

Eastham[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Carubia 2,201 57
Labour Nicole Williams 1,032 27
Conservative Denise Crossley-Williams 416 11
Green Percy Hogg 239 6
Registered electors 11,033
Turnout 3,888 35
Rejected ballots 9

Greasby, Frankby and Irby

Greasby, Frankby and Irby[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tracy Elzeiny 2,206 43
Labour Gail Jenkinson 2,142 42
Green Cathy Page 418 8
Liberal Democrats Michael Redfern 374 7
Registered electors 11,462
Turnout 5,140 45
Rejected ballots 22

Heswall

Heswall[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Connolly 1,999 41
Liberal Democrats Lucy Johnson 1,700 35
Labour Ann Ainsworth 897 18
Green Barbara Burton 322 7
Registered electors 10,838
Turnout 4,918 46
Rejected ballots 22

Hoylake and Meols

Hoylake and Meols[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Cox 1,981 42
Labour David Sindall 1,577 34
Green Alix Cockcroft 484 10
Independent John Ellis 329 7
Liberal Democrats Peter Reisdorf 326 7
Registered electors 10,521
Turnout 4,697 45
Rejected ballots 18

Leasowe and Moreton East

Leasowe and Moreton East[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angie Davies 2,112 65
Conservative Debbie Caplin 805 25
Green Hannah Rapley 177 5
Liberal Democrats Chase Newton 150 5
Registered electors 10,969
Turnout 3,244 30
Rejected ballots 11

Liscard

Liscard[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janette Williamson 2,101 65
Conservative Jane Owens 643 20
Green Perle Sheldricks 334 10
Liberal Democrats Francis Doyle 164 5
Registered electors 11,245
Turnout 3,242 29
Rejected ballots 18

Moreton West and Saughall Massie

Moreton West and Saughall Massie[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vida Wilson 1,812 48
Labour James Laing 1,453 39
Green Hilary Cullen 313 8
Liberal Democrats Christopher Teggin 167 4
Registered electors 10,599
Turnout 3,745 35
Rejected ballots 15

New Brighton

New Brighton[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Powell-Wilde 2,317 61
Conservative Darren May 757 20
Green Cynthia Stonall 518 14
Liberal Democrats Adam Keenan 225 6
Registered electors 11,400
Turnout 3,817 34
Rejected ballots 18

Oxton

Oxton[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Allan Brame 2,513 64
Labour Co-operative Susan Mahoney 916 23
Green Rachel Heydon 234 6
Conservative Philip Merry 216 6
UKIP Philip Griffiths 38 1
Registered electors 10,879
Turnout 3,917 36
Rejected ballots 12

Pensby and Thingwall

Pensby and Thingwall[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leah Fraser 1,787 40
Labour Finlay Gordon 1,755 40
Green Allen Burton 491 11
Liberal Democrats Phil Waterfield 383 9
Registered electors 10,505
Turnout 4,416 42
Rejected ballots 22

Prenton

Prenton[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Naomi Graham 2,087 52.8 Decrease1.7
Labour Julienne McGeough 1,520 38.5 Increase3.3
Conservative William Harland 250 6.3 Decrease1.9
Liberal Democrats David Tyrrell 92 2.3 Increase0.2
Majority 567 14.4 Decrease5.0
Registered electors 10,850
Turnout 3,967 36.6 Decrease1.0
Rejected ballots 18 0.5 Decrease0.3
Green gain from Labour Swing Decrease2.5

Rock Ferry

Rock Ferry[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Davies 1,579 61
Independent Stephen Davies 429 16
Green Craig McDonald 292 11
Conservative Simon Mendies 208 8
Liberal Democrats Tom Sutton 98 4
Registered electors 10,230
Turnout 2,606 26
Rejected ballots 9

Seacombe

Seacombe[37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hoey 1,669 54
Green Rae Voller 1,218 39
Conservative Bobby Cartwright 116 5
Liberal Democrats Anthony Morris 46 1
Registered electors 10,227
Turnout 3,099 30
Rejected ballots 13

Upton

Upton[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Bennett 2,137 60
Conservative David Fairbairn 818 23
Green Lily Clough 437 12
Liberal Democrats Alan Davies 195 5
Registered electors 12,316
Turnout 3,587 29
Rejected ballots 27

Wallasey

Wallasey[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lesley Rennie 2,307 46
Labour Andrew Bennett 2,198 43
Green Moira Gommon 292 6
Liberal Democrats John Codling 265 5
Registered electors 11,565
Turnout 5,062 44
Rejected ballots 9

West Kirby and Thurstaston

West Kirby and Thurstaston[40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeff Green 2,034 46
Labour Co-operative Louise Reecejones 1,297 29
Green Yvonne McGinley 554 12
Liberal Democrats John Mullins 472 11
Northern Independence Lawrence Monk 89 2
Registered electors 10,234
Turnout 4,446 44
Rejected ballots 35

Notes

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

  1. ^ % of total refers to % of wards won.

References

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