We want everyone who lives in Liverpool to have their say on how the city is governed in the future.
Our Way Forward governance consultation results
The results of the Our Way Forward governance consultation are now available:
- A city Mayor who is directly elected by voters every 4 years (current system) – 40.9% (4,709 votes)
- A council led by one or more Committees made up of elected councillors – 32.9% (3,793 votes)
- A Leader who is an elected councillor, chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors – 23.6% (2,721 votes)
- No preference stated – 2.5% (296 votes)
Thank you to everyone who responded.
What happens next?
The results will be reported to the Constitutional Issues Committee on Monday 11th July 2022.
The Consultation findings will then go to Full Council at Liverpool Town Hall on Wednesday, 20th July 2022, where all of the city’s 90 councillors will vote on whether to change governance arrangements. The result of that vote will be legally binding.
A referendum on whether to change governance arrangements was ruled out by Full Council, on cost grounds, it was estimated a referendum would cost £450k.
Any change in governance will take effect from the elections in May 2023, and will be binding on the Council for five years.