Labour set to reach all time high of 74 councillors in Liverpool
Labour is set to increase its number of councillors on Liverpool council to an all time high of 74.
Tomorrow voters in the two wards of Riverside, and Allerton and Hunts Cross will go to the polls in by-elections that are likely to cement the parties position in the city.
To put the 74 in context, there are 90 seats on Liverpool council. If as widely expected Labour wins it will have 82% of the seats.
But with the city now having an elected mayor the number of seats held by each party is no longer as important as it once was.
The Riverside by-election was sparked by resignation of Joe Anderson after he became mayor, and the resignation of the late Vera Best in Allerton and Hunts Cross.