Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley


Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley

Coordinates: 53°26′20″N 2°51′04″W / 53.439°N 2.851°W / 53.439; -2.851

Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley
—  Metropolitan borough  —

Coat of Arms of the Borough Council
Knowsley
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Merseyside
Founded 1 April 1974
Admin. HQ Huyton
Government
 - Type Metropolitan borough
 - Governing body Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
 - Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 - Executive: Labour
 - Leader of the Council Cllr Ronald Round (Lab)
 - MPs: George Howarth (Lab),
Maria Eagle (Lab),
Shaun Woodward (Lab)
Area
 - Total 33.4 sq mi (86.48 km2)
Area rank 232nd
Population (2010 est.)
 - Total 149,100
 - Rank Ranked 125th
 - Density 4,465.4/sq mi (1,724.1/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 - Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Postcode
ISO 3166-2
ONS code 00BX
OS grid reference
NUTS 3
Ethnicity 98.4% White
Website http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/

The Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley is a metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England. It comprises the towns of Kirkby, Prescot, Huyton, Whiston, Halewood and Cronton; Kirkby, Huyton, and Prescot being the major commercial centres. It takes its name from the village of Knowsley.

The borough was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Huyton-with-Roby Urban District, Kirkby Urban District and Prescot Urban District, along with most of Whiston Rural District and a small part of West Lancashire Rural District, all from the administrative county of Lancashire.

It is famed for Knowsley Hall and Knowsley Safari Park.

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Local government

After local elections in 2008 the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley was governed by the Labour Party, the largest party represented on the council. The Liberal Democrats, the second largest party, were in opposition. There were no other councillors.

Year Labour Liberal Democrats
2008 47 16

After local elections in 2010 the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley continued to be governed by the Labour Party, the largest party represented on the council, who increased their total number of seats by 5 to 53. The Liberal Democrats, the second largest party represented on the council, continued to be in opposition losing 5 seats to the governing Labour Party to decrease their total number of seats to 10.

Year Labour Liberal Democrats
2010 53 10


After local elections in 2011 the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley continued to be governed by the Labour Party, the largest party represented on the council, who increased their total number of seats to 59. The Liberal Democrats, the second largest party represented on the council, continued to be in opposition losing 6 seats to the governing Labour Party to decrease their total number of seats to 4.

Year Labour Liberal Democrats
2011 59 4

Parliamentary constituencies

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Twin towns

Knowsley is twinned with

See also

  • Knowsley United F.C.

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