Knowsley Elections: Green Gains, Labour Losses, Lib Dems Remain Steady

By on Friday, May 3, 2019

The Green Party made significant gains on Knowsley Council in yesterday’s local elections (Thursday 2 May 2019), unseating Labour borough councillors in two seats.

In Prescot South, Cllr Joanne Burke – pictured with Green MP Caroline Lucas – unseated Denise Allen, while former Labour councillor Ron Gaffney, now running as Green, was elected to replace Tony Newman in Whiston & Cronton.

In Prescot North, Cllr Ian Smith retained his seat for the Liberal Democrats. The Lib Dems and Greens had agreed not to run against each other in any Knowsley wards.

Halewood South unseated Labour’s Gary See to elect independent candidate Barbara Dunn, and elsewhere in the borough, Labour held its seats. This means that Knowsley Council’s makeup is now 37 Labour, 3 Green, 3 Liberal Democrat and 2 independent.

The borough saw a meagre overall turnout of 23.7 percent.

Full results to follow, along with election results from Prescot and Whiston Town Councils.


  1. Tudormad

    Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Hopefully now the parties will realise that there has already been a people’s vote and we voted to leave, if the results were reversed we would not have heard any more about it instead people have spent millions and millions trying to overrule a decision made by the public.

    • Tony Ely

      Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      Fully understand and agree with your sentiments Tudormad.i voted leave and a peoples vote will be an attack on democracy. I stood for the Labour Party in recent local elections and if we believe it was a Brexit backlash I can’t believe that People in Prescot North Ward protest voted against Labour by voting for the biggest pro remain party in the Lib dems. I believe parks sell off was still an issue despite being shelved completely and off the table. Labour does need to listen more locally and I’m seeking to do that and to stand again next year in Prescot North Ward for Labour.

  2. Tony Ely

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Though this page add the Labour Party Candidate for Prescot North Ward in the local elections i would like to wish all those elected in Borough and Town Councils the best of luck for the next 4 years. I would also like to thank those people in Prescot who voted for me and look forward to engaging with those who chose not too or did not vote at all in listening to understand why.

  3. Tony Ely

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Through not though as not add

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