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Coordinates: 53°24′54″N 2°59′31″W / 53.415°N 2.992°W / 53.415; -2.992

Merseyside County Council
Coat of arms or logo
Coat of arms of the Merseyside County Council
Established1 April 1974
Disbanded31 March 1986
Succeeded byVarious agencies
Keva Coombes[1]
Last election
Meeting place
Metropolitan House, Old Hall Street, Liverpool

The Merseyside County Council (MCC) was, from 1974 to 1986, the upper-tier administrative body for Merseyside, a metropolitan county in North West England.

MCC existed for a total of twelve years. It was established on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. However, along with five other metropolitan county councils and the Greater London Council it was abolished on 31 March 1986 by the Local Government Act 1985.

MCC was a strategic authority running regional services such as transport, strategic planning, emergency services and waste disposal. Elections were held to the council in 1973, 1977 and 1981. Elections were due to be held in 1985 but these were cancelled due to the council's abolition.


  1. ^ Evans, Andrew (13 August 1992). "Public Service Management: End of the metropolitan line: County councils face an uncertain future. Andrew Evans recalls how the Government abolished local authorities serving 18 million people". The Independent.