St. Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

A third of the seats in St. Helens were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 13 Total councillors 41 Change-1

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 3 ChangeNo results

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 3 ChangeNo results

PartyIndependent

Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 1 Change+1
Councillors change compared with 2014

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St Helens taskforce to tackle crime and disorder

St Helens Council is to tackle crime and disorder in the town centre with a new taskforce.

St Helens
BBC

The Joint Advisory Group (JAG) will bring a more “co-ordinated response” to some of the issues impacting people of all ages in the town, Supt Louise Harrison.

She said during an initial meeting, the group has "lots of different organisations and people round the table with some really encouraging views about how we could bring that forward”.

“The initial view was that we look at the town centre specifically... certainly, from ourselves, the night-time economy has caused us some real challenges in terms of how busy it is.”

She added that the group would look to address youth disorder, arson, homelessness and drug use.

Pressure on St Helens services at 'critical level'

Pressures on public services are at a “critical level”, St Helens Council leader Barrie Grunewald has said.

Barrie Grunewald
BBC

Writing in a new report, Mr Grunewald said “difficult” decisions will have to be made regarding services the council can afford to provide in the future.

The draft report – which will be discussed by senior councillors in the coming months – sets out the council’s vision for the town until 2020, which include making £13.1m of savings over the next two years.

The council has already proposed axing the ranger service by 2019, with the borough’s library service also facing the threat of cutbacks.

Mr Grunewald said:

We will continue to do all in our power to ensure that the decisions taken have the best interests of local people at heart and that the most vulnerable in our communities continue to be effectively supported and protected.

Although there are uncertainties ahead, we are determined to grasp the opportunities before us and it is fitting in the 150th anniversary of our borough... that we are now also able to look ahead with a growing sense of confidence and aspire to deliver a future vision for St Helens that instills pride amongst us all.