2016 Local Elections: Who’s Standing in Prescot & Whiston?

By on Friday, April 8, 2016

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough CouncilOn Thursday 5 May 2016, every council seat in Knowsley will be up for grabs. Wards and boundaries have changed, and voters will now elect 45 councillors instead of the current 63.

What are the issues you care about, and which candidate will get your vote?

Here’s a rundown of who’s standing for election to Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council on 5 May this year:


Robert Avery (Conservative)
Carl Cashman (Liberal Democrats)
Mike Kearns (Labour)
Lynn O’Keeffe (Labour)
Ian Smith (Liberal Democrats)
Bill Weightman (Labour)
Steve Whatham (Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition)
Mike Wynn (Liberal Democrats)


Denise Allen (Labour)
Steff O’Keeffe (Labour)
Paul Shaw (Liberal Democrats)
Sophia Smith (Liberal Democrats)
Sheila Webster (Conservative)
John Wickham (Liberal Democrats)
Dave Williams (Labour)


Terry Byron (Labour)
Carl Cross (Conservative)
Gillian Flatley (Labour)
Tony Newman (Labour)
Dave O’Hara (Liberal Democrats)
Samantha Smith (Liberal Democrats)
Marjorie Sommerfield (Liberal Democrats)

Full details of all candidates nominated to stand in Knowsley in 2016 are online here (PDF). Click the image below to view the full-size map of electoral wards in Knowsley since the boundary changes (PDF).




  1. David Kent

    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    NO greens or UKIP. So all we have to vote for are candidates who have proved that they don’t listen or act in the interests of the electorate and no marks.

  2. Daniel

    Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Hi I realise last year there have been some changes to the wards and boundaries of Knowsley in the last eighteen months due the the elections and cronton is part of the Whiston/Cronton ward. Currently I live in Cronton and we have a WA8 postcode which is Widnes. I was wondering that because of the changes in the boundaries if Cronton will adopt a Liverpool postcode? Thanks

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