Who is running Sefton Council?
For the past three years, Sefton Council has been controlled by a seven-person Cabinet consisting entirely of Labour Councillors from
Bootle. Opposition and
backbench councillors can question and make representations to these people on
local residents behalf - but they have no power to over rule them. 21 of the 66
Sefton Councillors are elected from Southport.
Of these Southport councillors, 16 are presently Liberal
Democrats and 5 are Conservatives. There are three councillors in each council
ward. Because of the financial situation of the Council, the Lib Dems proposed
to reduce this to two but this is opposed by the Labour bosses. A third of the
councillors are elected every year for a 4-year term.
Posted by John Dodd