Liverpool council election – read the guide


liverpoolLiverpool council has traditionally leaned to Labor, but the Liberal Party managed to win half the council seats and the mayoralty in 2012.

Liberal mayor Ned Mannoun had a tumultuous four years in office, ending with an ICAC raid and a council motion prohibiting him from speaking on behalf of the council. Mannoun was denied Liberal preselection for the mayoralty at the election.

It seems likely that the Labor Party will regain seats from the Liberal Party in 2016, but it’s unclear whether they’ll be able to gain enough ground to regain control of the council.

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