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Liverpool City Council
A third of the seats in Liverpool were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 25||Total councillors 76||Change-3|
|Elected in 2018 3||Total councillors 7||Change+3|
|Elected in 2018 2||Total councillors 4||ChangeNo results|
|Elected in 2018 1||Total councillors 2||ChangeNo results|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 1||ChangeNo results|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
Finally... some positive news!
Dustbin collections have not been affected by the snow in Liverpool. the city council has said.
Any homes missed today due to access issues will be visited on Thursday, the council tweeted.
Reporter, BBC Radio Mersesyide
A bitter four-year row over plans to build 51 homes in Calderstones Park in Liverpool has seen the Labour Party lose seats in local elections.
More than 50,000 people signed a petition and a crowd-funded legal battle ended today in victory for the campaigners.
Mayor Joe Anderson personally championed the housing scheme from the outset, claiming it would bring much needed revenue to the council and the organisations which use the site.
But he reckoned without the tenacity of local people who simply did not want luxury homes in this green space.
Controversial plans to build houses in or next to a popular park in Liverpool are "dead" after a judicial review overturned a planning decision, says the city's mayor.
Mayor Joe Anderson said the plan, approved in February 2017, to sell the Harthill section of Calderstones Park for 51 homes "will not be resurrected in any form".
A judge at the Old Bailey in London has ruled in favour of the campaigners in South Liverpool after a two-day hearing in November.
Opposition leader Richard Kemp said it was a "victory for the many over the few".
People living in Liverpool City Region are facing a higher council tax bill to pay for the running costs of its mayor.
Mayor Steve Rotheram is proposing a precept which will see most residents paying between £12.67 and £38 a year on top of their existing council tax, depending on which band their property is in.
The bill for his first year as mayor was paid for by the six local authorities of the city region, which cannot afford to repeat the outlay this year.
"In the face of continuing austerity, we cannot expect our six local authorities to carry on funding the combined authority," said Mr Rotheram
A suspected fraud involving three city centre property developments is being investigated, officials have said.
The Serious Fraud Squad (SFO) said a number of warrants had been executed at addresses across the UK in relation to projects in Liverpool and Manchester.
The plans being investigated are North Point Pall Mall and New Chinatown in Liverpool and Angelgate in Manchester.
The Companies House register lists only one of the companies involved with the schemes as still trading.