Independents Group 4, Independent 1, Conservative Independent 1. A very heterogenous Merseyside district north of Liverpool, including working-class Bootle, Aintree racecourse, Crosby, and the resort town of Southport which has not stopped resenting being placed in Merseyside.
Dukes ward has a byelection on 2 November (held by the Conservatives). Bill Welsh and Marianne Welsh (both Norwood ward) moved from Liberal Democrat to Independent in July 2017, to Labour in August 2017. Tony Dawson (Dukes) has been suspended by the Liberal Democrat group.
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