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, fourteen are Labour, two are Liberal Democrats and two are Conservative.

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 Leslie T. Byrom CBE

Cllr Leslie T. Byrom CBE

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 Sharon Connor

Cllr Sharon Connor

C/O Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Work: sharon.connor@liverpool.gov.uk

Labour Liverpool City Council
photo of Cllr Edna Finneran

Cllr Edna Finneran

Chair of Member Development & Engagement Group

Labour Knowsley
photo of Cllr Janet Grace

Cllr Janet Grace

Lead Member People

32 Whitham Avenue, Crosby, L23 0RD

Work: 0151 474 9931

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

Labour Sefton Council
photo of Cllr Elizabeth Hayden

Cllr Elizabeth Hayden

16 Croxteth Grove, Toxteth, Liverpool, L8 0XR

Work: Elizabeth.Hayden@liverpool.gov.uk

Labour Liverpool City Council
photo of Cllr Lynnie Hinnigan

Cllr Lynnie Hinnigan

44 East Damwood Road, Speke, Liverpool, L24 7RJ

Home mobile: 07525 252 597

Work: Lynnie.Hinnigan@liverpool.gov.uk

Labour Liverpool City Council
photo of Cllr Kathy Hodson

Cllr Kathy Hodson

Old Mill Cottage, Old Mill Close, Gayton, Wirral, CH60 2UH

Home: 0151 342 6253

Home mobile: 07747 603 405

Work: kathyhodson@wirral.gov.uk

Conservative Wirral
photo of Jane Kennedy

Jane Kennedy

Police & Crime Commissoner

OPCC, Allerton Police Station, Rose Lane, Liverpool, L18 6JE

Home: 0151 777 5161

Home mobile: 07525 407 146

Home: jane.kennedy@merseyside.pcc.pnn.gov.

   
photo of Cllr Brian Kenny

Cllr Brian Kenny

Vice-Chair of the Authority

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 Andrew Makinson

Cllr Andrew Makinson

Opposition Spokesperson

35 Mapledale Road, Liverpool, L18 5JE

Home: 0151 733 0839

Work: Andrew.makinson@liverlibdems.org.uk

Home: Andrew.makinson@liverlibdems.org.uk

Liberal Democrats Liverpool City Council
photo of Cllr Hugh Malone

Cllr Hugh Malone

17 Willow Avenue, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 5UA

Home mobile: 07384 900 810

Work: hughie.malone@knowsley.gov.uk

Labour Knowsley
photo of Cllr Linda Maloney

Cllr Linda Maloney

Chair of Audit Committee

8 Jubilee Crescent, Haydock, St Helens, WA11 0LR

Home mobile: 07870630722

Work: cllrlmaloney@sthelens.gov.uk

Labour St Helens MBC
photo of Cllr Lisa Preston

Cllr Lisa Preston

Labour St Helens MBC
photo of Cllr Lesley Rennie

Cllr Lesley Rennie

Opposition Spokesperson

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

Vice-Chair of the Authority

Labour Group Office, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2DH

Work: 0151 225 2366

Work: james.roberts2@liverpool.gov.uk

Labour Liverpool City Council
photo of Cllr Pam Thomas

Cllr Pam Thomas

35 Darley Drive, West Derby, Liverpool, L12 8QP

Home mobile: 07834 891 251

Work: pamela.thomas@liverpool.gov.uk

   
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

Liberal Democrats Sefton Council
photo of Cllr Paul Tweed

Cllr Paul Tweed

Lead Scrutiny Member

37 York Close, Netherton, Bootle, L30 7QP

Home: 0151 476 4834

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

Labour Sefton Council
photo of Cllr Gillian Wood

Cllr Gillian Wood

Home mobile: 07493 142 672

Work: gillianwood@wirral.gov.uk

Labour Wirral