Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mayor of Knowsley
Cllr Frank Walsh, Labour
since 2020/21
Leader of the Council
Cllr Graham Morgan, Labour
since 18 May 2018
Leader of the Opposition
Cllr Kai Taylor Green
Cllr Carl Cashman Liberal Democrat
Chief executive
Mike Harden
since 30 October 2014
Seats45 councillors[1]
Political groups
Administration (36)
  Labour (36)
Other Parties (7)
  Green (3)
  Liberal Democrat (3)
  Independent (1)
Vacancies (2)
Joint committees
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Last election
7 May 2019
Next election
7 May 2020
Meeting place
Municipal Buildings, Archway Road, Huyton

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley in Merseyside, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of five in Merseyside and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Knowsley. It is a constituent council of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.[2]


The current local authority was first elected in 1973, a year before formally coming into its powers and prior to the creation of the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley on 1 April 1974. The council gained borough status, entitling it to be known as Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council. The Municipal Buildings in Archway Road in Huyton, where the council holds its meetings,[3] were completed in the early 1970s.[4][5]

Political control

Further information: Knowsley local elections

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[6]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–present


  1. ^ "Your councillors". Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
  2. ^ "Proposal to establish a combined authority for Greater Merseyside" (PDF). Department for Communities and Local Government. November 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Council Meeting" (PDF). Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  4. ^ "St Michael's Church Conservation Area Appraisal" (PDF). p. 13. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Huyton". Historic Liverpool. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Knowsley". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2009.