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.
Blundellsands was has a vacant seat (held by Labour). The Liberal Democrats gained a seat in Dukes ward from the Conservatives at a byelection on 2 November. 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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