Authority Members

Appointment

At the time of the Annual Meetings of each of the five District Councils in May/June of each year, appointments are made to the Authority. Districts have the discretion to re-appoint existing Members or to replace them with other Members, subject to statutory requirements for political balance.

Appointments are also subject to the fulfilment of statutory notification periods, which in some circumstances require a notice of one month to be served prior to appointment yet in other circumstances allow for immediate appointment. Should, for whatever reason, an elected Member cease to be a Member of the District Council which appointed them, they automatically cease to be a Member of the Authority and it is for the District to nominate a replacement.

Once appointed each Member has a responsibility to the public of Merseyside as a whole and not just to the district from which they have been nominated.

Political Composition

Of the 18 elected Members of the Authority, sixteen are Labour, one is Conservative and the other is Liberal Democrat.

The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 provides for the division of Members into political groups where appropriate notification is submitted to the Clerk. Not all of the seats on a Committee may be allocated to one Group and if one Group has a majority of the membership of the Authority, then that Group must have a majority of Members on each Committee.

Councillor
Photograph Councillor Political party District
photo of Cllr Denise Allen

Cllr Denise Allen

3 Milton Close, Whiston, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 2YQ

Home: 0151 430 7835

Home: denise.allen@knowsley.gov.uk

Labour Knowsley
photo of Cllr Peter Brennan

Cllr Peter Brennan

Lead Member for Community Risk Management inc Ambassador for Youth Engagement

Work: 0151 233 0420

Work: peter.brennan2@liverpool.gov.uk

Labour Liverpool City Council
photo of Cllr Leslie T. Byrom CBE

Cllr Leslie T. Byrom CBE

Vice Chair of the Authority

14 Belvedere Road, Southport, PR8 2PA

Home: 01704574859

Home mobile: 07836621059

Home: leslie.byrom@councillors.sefton.gov.uk

Labour Sefton Council
photo of Cllr Lynne Clarke

Cllr Lynne Clarke

34 Andromeda Way, Bold, St Helens, WA9 4ZQ

Home: 01744 673 417

Home mobile: 07703 380 799

Work: cllrlclarke@sthelens.gov.uk

Labour St Helens MBC
photo of Cllr Sharon Connor

Cllr Sharon Connor

Lead Member for Strategic Change & Resources

C/O Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority, Service HQ, Bridle Road, Bootle, L30 4YD

Work: 0151 233 0420

Work: sharon.connor@liverpool.gov.uk

Labour Liverpool City Council
photo of Cllr Joe De'Asha

Cllr Joe De'Asha

628 Warrington Road, Rainhill, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 0NS

Home: 01744 678980

Work: cllrdeasha@sthelens.gov.uk

Labour St Helens MBC
photo of Cllr Edna Finneran

Cllr Edna Finneran

Labour Knowsley
photo of Cllr Janet Grace

Cllr Janet Grace

32 Whitham Avenue, Crosby, L23 0RD

Work: 0151 474 9931

Work: janet.grace@councillors.sefton.gov.uk

Labour Sefton Council
photo of Cllr Dave Hanratty

Cllr Dave Hanratty

Chair of the Authority

6 Old Church Close, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 4GA

Work: davehanratty@merseyfire.gov.uk

Labour Liverpool City Council
photo of Cllr Brian Kenny

Cllr Brian Kenny

6 The Pier, Water's Edge Apartments, Tower Promenade, Wallasey, CH45 2PP

Work: 0151 538 5488

Work: briankenny@wirral.gov.uk

Labour Wirral
photo of Cllr Chris Meaden

Cllr Chris Meaden

19 Inglemere Road, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH42 4QL

Work: chrismeaden@wirral.gov.uk

Labour Wirral
photo of Cllr Barbara Murray

Cllr Barbara Murray

Lead Member for Strategy and Performance

22 Ranelagh Drive South, Liverpool, L19 9DR

Home: 0151 475 3181

Home mobile: 07736 543 652

Work: barbara.murray@liverpool.gov.uk

Labour Liverpool City Council
photo of Cllr Lesley Rennie

Cllr Lesley Rennie

Lead Member for Operational Preparedness

4 Greenlea Close, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 7RU

Home: 01516448137

Home mobile: 07795450497

Work: lesleyrennie@wirral.gov.uk

Conservative Wirral
photo of Cllr James Roberts

Cllr James Roberts

Work: 0151 225 2366

Work: james.roberts2@liverpool.gov.uk

Labour Liverpool City Council
photo of Cllr Jean Stapleton

Cllr Jean Stapleton

85 Grange Road West, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH43 4XB

Home: 0151 201 5057

Home: jeanstapleton@wirral.gov.uk

Labour Wirral
photo of Cllr Sharon Sullivan

Cllr Sharon Sullivan

Lead Member for People and Organisational Development

77 Limekiln Lane, Liverpool, L3 6DD

Work: 01512252366

Work: sharon.sullivan@liverpool.gov.uk

Labour Liverpool City Council
photo of Cllr Lynne Thompson

Cllr Lynne Thompson

34 Oakwood Drive, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3HZ

Home mobile: 07955 803814

Work: lynne.thompson@councillors.sefton.gov.uk

Home: lynne.thompson@councillors.sefton.gov.uk

Liberal Democrats Sefton Council
photo of Cllr Paul Tweed

Cllr Paul Tweed

Ambassador Health and Wellbeing

37 York Close, Netherton, Bootle, L30 7QP

Home: 0151 476 4834

Work: paul.tweed@councillors.sefton.gov.uk

Labour Sefton Council
photo of Cllr Marianne Welsh

Cllr Marianne Welsh

Lead Member for Operational Response

Liberal Democrats Sefton Council