Green Party member Pat Clearly becomes the first Green to be elected onto Wirral Council Receiving 1,658 votes in the Birkenhead and Tranmere ward.
Labour’s Brian Kenny came in second with 1,421 votes, UKIP’s Laurence Sharpe third with 234 votes and Conservative’s last with Irene Cowin receiving 69 votes.
Newly elected Green Party Councillor Pat Cleary described his success in Birkenhead and Tranmere ward as a major breakthrough for the Green party.
He said: “We have worked hard for a long time and people have increasingly supported us.
” People are realising how effective a group the Greens can be.
“This is a major achievement for a minority group in a ward that has been Labour forever.
“People like what the Green Party stands for.”