Coordinates: 53°24′54″N 2°59′31″W / 53.415°N 2.992°W / 53.415; -2.992

Merseyside County Council
Coat of arms or logo
Coat of arms of the Merseyside County Council
Type
Type
History
Established1 April 1974
Disbanded31 March 1986
Succeeded byKnowsley
Liverpool
Sefton
St Helens
Wirral
Leadership
Leader
Keva Coombes[1]
Seats99
Elections
Last election
1981
Meeting place
Liverpool Echo building 13 March 2013 004 stitch.jpg
Metropolitan House, Old Hall Street, Liverpool

The Merseyside County Council (MCC) was, from 1974 to 1986, the upper-tier administrative body for Merseyside, a metropolitan county in North West England.

MCC existed for a total of twelve years. It was established on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. However, along with five other metropolitan county councils and the Greater London Council it was abolished on 31 March 1986 by the Local Government Act 1985.[2]

References

  1. ^ Evans, Andrew (13 August 1992). "Public Service Management: End of the metropolitan line: County councils face an uncertain future. Andrew Evans recalls how the Government abolished local authorities serving 18 million people". The Independent.
  2. ^ "The Ceremonial County of Merseyside". The Merseyside Lieutenancy. Retrieved 15 September 2019.