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Liverpool City Council is the governing body for the city of Liverpool
Liverpool
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880...

 in Merseyside
Merseyside
Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. It encompasses the metropolitan area centred on both banks of the lower reaches of the Mersey Estuary, and comprises five metropolitan boroughs: Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral, and the city of Liverpool...

, England
England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

. It consists of 90 councillors, three for each of the city's 30 wards. The council is currently controlled by the Labour Party
Labour Party (UK)
The Labour Party is a centre-left democratic socialist party in the United Kingdom. It surpassed the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after...

 and is led by Joe Anderson
Joe Anderson (politician)
Joe Anderson is leader of the Labour Party in Liverpool, England and the incumbent head of Liverpool City Council after his party won a majority of seats in the 2010 Liverpool council elections...

.

Domain


Liverpool has been a town since 1207, when it was granted its first charter by King John
John of England
John , also known as John Lackland , was King of England from 6 April 1199 until his death...

. It has had a town corporation (the 'Corporation of Liverpool) since before the 19th century, and this was one of the corporations reformed by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835
Municipal Corporations Act 1835
The Municipal Corporations Act 1835  – sometimes known as the Municipal Reform Act, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that reformed local government in the incorporated boroughs of England and Wales...

. The corporation created a police force in 1836.

Liverpool was granted city status
City status in the United Kingdom
City status in the United Kingdom is granted by the British monarch to a select group of communities. The holding of city status gives a settlement no special rights other than that of calling itself a "city". Nonetheless, this appellation carries its own prestige and, consequently, competitions...

 in 1880. When local government was reformed in 1888 under the Local Government Act 1888
Local Government Act 1888
The Local Government Act 1888 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which established county councils and county borough councils in England and Wales...

 it was one of the cities to become a county borough
County borough
County borough is a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , to refer to a borough or a city independent of county council control. They were abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 in England and Wales, but continue in use for lieutenancy and shrievalty in...

, and thus independent of Lancashire
Lancashire
Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England. It takes its name from the city of Lancaster, and is sometimes known as the County of Lancaster. Although Lancaster is still considered to be the county town, Lancashire County Council is based in Preston...

. This situation persisted until 1974 with the Local Government Act 1972
Local Government Act 1972
The Local Government Act 1972 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974....

, when due to urban expansion and the accretion of a large metropolitan area, the city was made a metropolitan district of the metropolitan county of Merseyside
Merseyside
Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. It encompasses the metropolitan area centred on both banks of the lower reaches of the Mersey Estuary, and comprises five metropolitan boroughs: Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral, and the city of Liverpool...

. This saw the old corporation nomenclature abolished and the council reconstituted as Liverpool City Council.

In 1835 Liverpool expanded into the village of Everton and then the township of Kirkdale in the 1860s. In 1895 Wavertree
Wavertree
Wavertree is an area of Liverpool, in Merseyside, England, and is a Liverpool City Council ward. It is bordered by a number of districts to the south and east of Liverpool city centre from Toxteth, Edge Hill, Fairfield, Old Swan, Childwall and Mossley Hill....

, Walton
Walton, Merseyside
Walton, originally known as Walton-on-the-Hill, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, is an area situated to the north of Anfield and the east of Bootle and Orrell Park. It is largely residential, with a diverse population.-History:...

 and parts of Toxteth
Toxteth
Toxteth is an inner city area of Liverpool, England. Located to the south of the city, Toxteth is bordered by Liverpool City Centre, Dingle, Edge Hill, Wavertree and Aigburth.-Description:...

 and West Derby
West Derby
West Derby is a suburb in the north of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is also a Liverpool City Council ward. At the 2001 Census, the population of the ward was 14,801 .-History:...

 were incorporated into the city. Fazakerley
Fazakerley
Fazakerley is a suburb of north Liverpool, Merseyside, England, and a Liverpool City Council Ward. At the 2001 Census it had a population of 15,062...

 (1904) and Gateacre
Gateacre
Gateacre is a district of Liverpool, England, located approximately from the city centre. It is bordered by Childwall, Woolton and Belle Vale...

 (1913) followed, then the rest of West Derby known as West Derby Rural in 1928 and finally Speke
Speke
Speke is an area of Liverpool, Merseyside, England, close to the boundaries of the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley. It is south east of the city centre and to the west of the town of Widnes....

 in 1932.

In 1986 the council of Merseyside was abolished and its functions devolved to its districts, but the county still legally exists. It should be noted therefore that Liverpool has never been a district council under Lancashire County Council
Lancashire County Council
Lancashire County Council is the upper-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire, England. It currently consists of 84 councillors, and is controlled by the Conservative Party, who won control of the council in the local council elections in June 2009, ending 28 years of...

.

Administration


In the late 1970s the City was run by the Liberal Party
Liberal Party (UK)
The Liberal Party was one of the two major political parties of the United Kingdom during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was a third party of negligible importance throughout the latter half of the 20th Century, before merging with the Social Democratic Party in 1988 to form the present day...

 under Sir Trevor Jones. As part of their plans, a cost cutting exercise was drawn up, to reduce the council's costs by 25%. In 1979 the Conservative Party
Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

 won the General Election. The new government intended to cut council spending but Liverpool City Council successfully negotiated an exception from this, on the grounds that they were already following government policy and cutting 25%.

During the 1980s, the Militant
Militant Tendency
The Militant tendency was an entrist group within the British Labour Party based around the Militant newspaper that was first published in 1964...

 movement gained control of several Labour councils including Liverpool
Liverpool
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880...

, and challenged the national government on several issues including refusing to set a budget
Rate-capping rebellion
The rate-capping rebellion was a campaign within English local councils in 1985 which aimed to force the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher to withdraw powers to restrict the spending of councils. The affected councils were almost all run by left-wing Labour Party leaderships...

 in 1985. The council then adopted a 'deficit budget' in which spending exceeded income, and causing a financial crisis. The leadership of the Labour Party was drawn into the controversy, culminating with Neil Kinnock
Neil Kinnock
Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock is a Welsh politician belonging to the Labour Party. He served as a Member of Parliament from 1970 until 1995 and as Labour Leader and Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition from 1983 until 1992 - his leadership of the party during nearly nine years making him...

's noted speech to Conference in 1985, denouncing Liverpool City Council without explicitly naming it. Derek Hatton
Derek Hatton
Derek 'Degsy' Hatton is a broadcaster, businessman and after-dinner speaker. He won celebrity status as a local politician in Liverpool during the 1980s, where he was deputy leader of the city council, and a supporter of the Trotskyist Militant Tendency.-Early life:He attended Liverpool Institute...

, Councillor for Netherley ward and Deputy Leader of the Council, and Eric Heffer
Eric Heffer
Eric Samuel Heffer was a British socialist politician. He was Labour Member of Parliament for Liverpool Walton from 1964 until his death. His working-class background and consciousness fed in to his left-wing politics, but to an extent disguised the depth of his knowledge: with 12,000 books in...

, MP for Liverpool Walton constituency, staged a walk-out. Liverpool Labour Party ultimately attempted to expel members of the Militant tendency
Militant Tendency
The Militant tendency was an entrist group within the British Labour Party based around the Militant newspaper that was first published in 1964...

.

Further recent events:
  • 1998 The Liberal Democrats win control of Liverpool City Council.
  • 2003 Liverpool win the UK nomination of European Capital of Culture for 2008.
  • 2004 Liverpool's waterfront and parts of the city centre are given World Heritage status.
  • 2005 In November Lib Dem leader of the Council Mike Storey
    Mike Storey (politician)
    thumb|250px|right|Lord Storey in 2001Mike Storey, Baron Storey, of Childwall in the City of Liverpool, CBE is a British Liberal Democrat politician...

     resigns after eight years following emails in which he was accused of plotting to try to engineer the departure of the Council's Chief Executive, Sir David Henshaw, who had already announced his intention to retire.
  • 2005 Cllr Storey was replaced as leader by Warren Bradley. Sir David Henshaw was replaced as chief executive by Colin Hilton.
  • 2006 Planning decisions and policies of the Council threaten the World Heritage status. Council faces cutting £29million from its budget - much of it from the money earmarked for Capital of Culture.
  • 2007 Mathew Street festival - large free outdoor festival, controversially cancelled at last minute due to health and safety concerns
  • 2008 Council awarded 1 star by Audit Commission and as such the worst performing council in the country.
  • 2008 Jason Harborow, Chief Executive of Culture Company, charged with delivering Capital of Culture, quits with a large cash payout after clashes with Cllr Warren Bradley and Cllr Mike Storey.
  • 2008 Liberal Democrats lose overall control of city on 1 May in local elections, however a midnight defection of an Independent (Former Labour) Councillor gives them a majority of 1.
  • 2008 Green Party take second seat in St Michael's ward, becoming a recognisable "group" on the council.
  • 2009 The council announces a major shake up of middle management.
  • 2010 The Labour party win control of the council for the first time in 12 years, with Joe Anderson
    Joe Anderson (politician)
    Joe Anderson is leader of the Labour Party in Liverpool, England and the incumbent head of Liverpool City Council after his party won a majority of seats in the 2010 Liverpool council elections...

     becoming the new council leader
  • 2011 The Labour Party's Jake Morrison aged 18 defeats Lord Mike Storey after 38 years service

The Lord Mayor


The Lord Mayor
Lord Mayor
The Lord Mayor is the title of the Mayor of a major city, with special recognition.-Commonwealth of Nations:* In Australia it is a political position. Australian cities with Lord Mayors: Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Perth, Sydney, and Wollongong...

 of Liverpool
Liverpool
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880...

 is the first citizen and chosen representative of the city
City
A city is a relatively large and permanent settlement. Although there is no agreement on how a city is distinguished from a town within general English language meanings, many cities have a particular administrative, legal, or historical status based on local law.For example, in the U.S...

, acting as a focal point for the community
Community
The term community has two distinct meanings:*a group of interacting people, possibly living in close proximity, and often refers to a group that shares some common values, and is attributed with social cohesion within a shared geographical location, generally in social units larger than a household...

 as well as promoting the city. The Lord Mayor's main responsibilities includes meeting delegates from twinned cities, chairing council meetings and representing the city. The Lord Mayor of Liverpool is always a serving councillor, elected by the full council at its Annual General Meeting held each May, and serve for a term of one year: the current Lord Mayor is Councillor Frank Prendergast
Frank Prendergast
Frank Prendergast is a retired Irish lecturer and Labour Party politician who served two terms as Mayor of Limerick and served for four years in Dáil Éireann, as Teachta Dála for Limerick East....

.

A list of past Lord Mayors of Liverpool
Liverpool
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880...

 can be found here

Council Wards


Liverpool
Liverpool
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880...

 is split into 30 separate wards for elections.


  1. Allerton and Hunts Cross
    Allerton & Hunts Cross, Liverpool
    Allerton and Hunts Cross is a Liverpool City Council Ward in the Garston and Halewood Parliamentary constituency. The ward was created for the 2004 municipal election from parts of the former Allerton ward and a small part of Woolton ward.-Councillors:...


  2. Anfield
    Anfield (ward)
    Anfield is a Liverpool City Council ward in the Liverpool Walton Parliamentary constituency. The boundary was last changed at the 2004 municipal elections.-Councillors:- Elections of the 2010s :- Elections of the 2000s :...


  3. Belle Vale
    Belle Vale, Liverpool
    Belle Vale is a district of south-east Liverpool, Merseyside, England and a Liverpool City Council Ward that covers both Belle Vale and Netherley.-Description:...


  4. Central
    Central, Liverpool
    Central is a Liverpool City Council Ward in the Liverpool Riverside Parliamentary constituency. It was formed for the 2004 municipal elections from the former Abercromby, Everton and Smithdown wards. It contains the majority of the city centre but also includes Kensington Fields in Kensington to...


  5. Childwall
    Childwall
    Childwall is a suburb of Liverpool, Merseyside, England and a Liverpool City Council Ward. It is located to the south of the city, bordered by Gateacre, Wavertree, Belle Vale, Broadgreen, Bowring Park and Mossley Hill...


  6. Church
    Church, Liverpool
    Church is a Liverpool City Council Ward. It contains part of the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool. It includes the road Penny Lane, famous for the Beatles song of the same name...


  7. Clubmoor
    Clubmoor
    Clubmoor is a district of Liverpool, Merseyside, England and a Liverpool City Council ward.At the 2001 Census the population was recorded as 13,387...


  8. County
    County, Liverpool
    County is a Liverpool City Council Ward in the Liverpool Walton Parliamentary constituency. It contains the Walton area of Liverpool, England. The ward boundary was changed at the 2004 municipal elections.-Councillors:- Elections of the 2010s :...


  9. Cressington
    Cressington
    Cressington is a Liverpool City Council Ward in the Garston and Halewood Parliamentary constituency. It contains the Cressington Park, Grassendale Park and the Grassendale area of Liverpool...


  10. Croxteth
    Croxteth
    Croxteth is a suburb of Liverpool, Merseyside, England and a Liverpool City Council Ward. Although housing in the area is predominantly modern, the suburb has some notable history. It is known locally as "Crocky"...


  11. Everton

  12. Fazakerley
    Fazakerley
    Fazakerley is a suburb of north Liverpool, Merseyside, England, and a Liverpool City Council Ward. At the 2001 Census it had a population of 15,062...


  13. Greenbank

  14. Kensington & Fairfield
    Kensington & Fairfield
    Kensington & Fairfield is a Liverpool City Council Ward in the Liverpool Wavertree Parliamentary constituency. It contains the Kensington and Fairfield areas of Liverpool...


  15. Kirkdale


  1. Knotty Ash
    Knotty Ash
    Knotty Ash is an area of Liverpool, Merseyside, England and a Liverpool City Council Ward. Historically within Lancashire, at the 2001 Census, the population was 13,200.-Description:...


  2. Mossley Hill
    Mossley Hill
    Mossley Hill is a district of Liverpool, Merseyside, England and a Liverpool City Council Ward. It is located to the south of the city, bordered by Aigburth, Wavertree, Childwall and Allerton. At the 2001 Census, the Mossley Hill ward had a population which was recorded at 12,650.-Notable...


  3. Norris Green
    Norris Green
    Norris Green is a large housing estate and council ward in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. At the 2001 Census it had a population of 17,784.-History:...


  4. Old Swan
    Old Swan
    Old Swan is an inner-city area of Liverpool, Merseyside, England and a Liverpool City Council Ward. It is located fairly centrally in the city, bordered by Stoneycroft, Broadgreen, Fairfield and Wavertree...


  5. Picton
    Picton, Liverpool
    Picton is a Liverpool City Council Ward within the Liverpool Wavertree Parliamentary constituency. The boundary was altered in 2004 losing some of the pre-2004 ward and gaining from the former Kensington, Smithdown and Arundel wards. It contains the Edge Hill area and parts of...


  6. Princes Park

  7. Riverside
    Riverside, Liverpool
    Riverside is a Liverpool City Council Ward in the Liverpool Riverside Parliamentary constituency. It contains a part of Toxteth, the Dingle and the southern part of the city centre...


  8. Speke Garston
    Speke Garston
    Speke Garston is a Liverpool City Council Ward, within the Garston and Halewood Parliamentary constituency. It was formed for the 2004 Municipal elections from the former St Mary's ward and includes the Garston and Speke areas....


  9. St Michael's
    St Michael's Hamlet
    St Michael's Hamlet, also known as St Michael-in-the-Hamlet or simply St Michael's, is a suburb of Liverpool, Merseyside, England and a Liverpool City Council Ward. It is located to the south of the city, bordered by Dingle, and Mossley Hill....


  10. Tuebrook & Stoneycroft
    Tuebrook & Stoneycroft
    Tuebrook and Stoneycroft is a Liverpool City Council Ward within the Liverpool West Derby Parliamentary constituency. It contains the Tuebrook and Stoneycroft areas of Liverpool...


  11. Warbreck
    Warbreck
    Warbreck is a Liverpool City Council Ward in Liverpool, England. It contains the northern parts of the Walton and Orrell Park areas of Liverpool.Warbreck is purely the name of the council ward and has never been used as a district name...


  12. Wavertree
    Wavertree
    Wavertree is an area of Liverpool, in Merseyside, England, and is a Liverpool City Council ward. It is bordered by a number of districts to the south and east of Liverpool city centre from Toxteth, Edge Hill, Fairfield, Old Swan, Childwall and Mossley Hill....


  13. West Derby
    West Derby
    West Derby is a suburb in the north of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is also a Liverpool City Council ward. At the 2001 Census, the population of the ward was 14,801 .-History:...


  14. Woolton
    Woolton
    Woolton is a suburb of Liverpool, Merseyside, England and a Liverpool City Council Ward. It is located at the south of the city, bordered by Gateacre, Hunts Cross, Allerton and Halewood. At the 2001 Census the population was recorded as 14,836.-History:...


  15. Yew Tree
    Yew Tree, Liverpool
    Yew Tree is a Liverpool City Council Ward within the Liverpool West Derby Parliamentary constituency. It borders Knotty Ash and West Derby. It was formed for the 2004 Municipal elections comprising most of the pre-2004 Dovecot ward and small parts of the Croxteth, Broadgreen and Gillmoss...



Political makeup


Elections are usually by thirds, in three of every four years. 2004 saw new boundaries and a reduction in the number of councillors from 99 to 90, so all seats were contested.

In March 2007, Labour gained a seat from the Liberal Democrats in a by-election in Speke Garston
Speke Garston
Speke Garston is a Liverpool City Council Ward, within the Garston and Halewood Parliamentary constituency. It was formed for the 2004 Municipal elections from the former St Mary's ward and includes the Garston and Speke areas....

 ward. In the May 2007 council elections, the Liberal Democrats lost 4 seats to Labour, leaving the council make-up as Liberal Democrats 51, Labour 35, Liberals 3 and Greens 1.

Labour then won a second by-election in Warbreck ward in September 2007.

In May 2010, the Labour Party
Labour Party (UK)
The Labour Party is a centre-left democratic socialist party in the United Kingdom. It surpassed the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after...

, led by Joe Anderson
Joe Anderson (politician)
Joe Anderson is leader of the Labour Party in Liverpool, England and the incumbent head of Liverpool City Council after his party won a majority of seats in the 2010 Liverpool council elections...

, gained control of the council for the first time in 12 years. In May 2011, Labour increased their majority on the Council making 11 gains.
Year Labour
Labour Party (UK)
The Labour Party is a centre-left democratic socialist party in the United Kingdom. It surpassed the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after...

Lib Dems
Liberal Democrats
The Liberal Democrats are a social liberal political party in the United Kingdom which supports constitutional and electoral reform, progressive taxation, wealth taxation, human rights laws, cultural liberalism, banking reform and civil liberties .The party was formed in 1988 by a merger of the...

Liberal
Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
The Liberal Party is a United Kingdom political party. It was formed in 1989 by a group of individuals within the original Liberal Party who felt that the merger of the party with the Social Democratic Party, to form the Liberal Democrats, had ended the spirit of the Liberal Party, claiming that...

Green
Green Party of England and Wales
The Green Party of England and Wales is a political party in England and Wales which follows the traditions of Green politics and maintains a strong commitment to social progressivism. It is the largest Green party in the United Kingdom, containing within it various regional divisions including...

Others
2011 62 22 3 2 1
2010 51 33 3 2 1
2008 39 46 3 2 0
2007 43 53 3 1 0
2006 30 57 3 0 -
2004 27 60 3 0 -
2003 31 63 3 0 2

Council Control



In the 19th and early 20th Century the council was run by the Conservatives, whose policies were responsible for Liverpool leading the way in many areas of social reform, for example the provision of the first council-housing in Europe. Liverpool was one of the last cities in the UK in which the Labour Party gained control, this not occurring until 1955.

The council has switched numerous times between Liberal Democrats
Liberal Democrats
The Liberal Democrats are a social liberal political party in the United Kingdom which supports constitutional and electoral reform, progressive taxation, wealth taxation, human rights laws, cultural liberalism, banking reform and civil liberties .The party was formed in 1988 by a merger of the...

 control and Labour
Labour Party (UK)
The Labour Party is a centre-left democratic socialist party in the United Kingdom. It surpassed the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after...

 control since its reconstitution in 1974, with two periods of no overall control.
1890: Archibald Salvidge
Archibald Salvidge
Sir Archibald Tutton James Salvidge KBE PC was an English politician, most notable for securing the political dominance of the Conservative Party in Liverpool through the use of the Working Men's Conservative Association , earning him the nickname "the king of Liverpool"...

1929: Thomas White
1938: Alfred Shennan
1955: Jack Braddock
1961: Maxwell Entwistle
1963: Jack Braddock
1964: Bill Sefton

> > > > > >
Controlling party Years Leader
No overall control
No overall control
Within the context of local councils of the United Kingdom, the term No Overall Control refers to a situation in which no single party achieves a majority of seats and is analogous to a hung parliament...

 
1974–1983 1974 – 1975 Cyril Carr
Cyril Carr
Cyril Carr was a British Liberal Party politician.Living in Liverpool, Carr became a Senior Partner in a legal firm. He was also active in the Liberal Party, and was elected to Liverpool City Council in 1962. He focussed on building the party's strength in the city, and served as Chairman of the...

 (Liberal)
1975 – 1976: Bill Smyth (Liberal)
1976 – 1978: John Hamilton
John Hamilton (Liverpool)
John Hamilton was a British politician. He was a member of the Labour Party and Leader of Liverpool City Council from 1983 to 1986.-Municipal life:...

 (Labour)
1978 (May – June): Eddie Roderick (Labour)
1979 – 1983: Trevor Jones (Liberal)
1983 – 1987 1983 – 1986: John Hamilton
John Hamilton (Liverpool)
John Hamilton was a British politician. He was a member of the Labour Party and Leader of Liverpool City Council from 1983 to 1986.-Municipal life:...


1986 – 1987: Tony Byrne
1987 (March – May) Trevor Jones
1987 – 1992 1987 (May – October): Harry Rimmer
1987 – 1990: Keva Coombes
1990 – 1992: Harry Rimmer
No overall control
No overall control
Within the context of local councils of the United Kingdom, the term No Overall Control refers to a situation in which no single party achieves a majority of seats and is analogous to a hung parliament...

 
1992 – 1996 Harry Rimmer (Labour)
1996 – 1998 Frank Prendergast
1998 – 2010 1998 – 2005: Mike Storey
Mike Storey
thumb|250px|right|Lord Storey in 2001Mike Storey, Baron Storey, of Childwall in the City of Liverpool, CBE is a British Liberal Democrat politician...


2005 – 2010: Warren Bradley
Warren Bradley (politician)
Warren Bradley is a British firefighter, politician and a former Liberal Democrat . He is a councillor for the Wavertree ward as well as the former Leader of Liverpool City Council, Before taking over as leader of the council from former Liverpool Liberal Democrats leader, Mike Storey, he was the...

2010 – present 2010 – present Joe Anderson
Joe Anderson (politician)
Joe Anderson is leader of the Labour Party in Liverpool, England and the incumbent head of Liverpool City Council after his party won a majority of seats in the 2010 Liverpool council elections...


Sites

  • Municipal Buildings, Liverpool
    Municipal Buildings, Liverpool
    Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, Liverpool, England, was built by the town council to accommodate the growing number of administrative staff. It was started in 1860 by John Weightman, and finished by E.R. Robson in 1866. It is still in use today and is the main site for public access to the...

     Admin Centre.
  • Liverpool Town Hall
    Liverpool Town Hall
    Liverpool Town Hall stands in High Street at its junction with Dale Street, Castle Street, and Water Street in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, described in the National Heritage List for England as "one of the finest...

     Ceremonial HQ.
  • Calderstones House
    Calderstones House
    Calderstones House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool was built in 1828 for Joseph Need Walker, a lead shot manufacturer. In 1875 the house and estate were acquired by Charles McIver, founder of Cunard Line, for £52,000.It is a Grade II Listed building...

    Recreation and Open Spaces Departments.

External links