POLICE investigating the death of a Wirral councillor say it is not being treated as suspicious.

The body of 47-year-old Wirral Conservative councillor Suzanne Moseley was found at her home in Bradgate Close, Moreton, on Thursday morning.

A statement from Merseyside Police said they were not treating the death as suspicious.

An inquest opened by Wirral's coroner on Friday gave a provisional cause of death as a subdural hematoma - a blood clot on the brain.

Paying tribute to his colleague, Conservative Group leader Jeff Green told the Globe: "It's desperately sad news, which I was shocked to hear.

"Suzanne was a campaigner who was very passionate about the environment.

"She was a fantastic member of the group and will be desperately missed."

Fellow ward councillor Chris Blakeley said: "I'm absolutely saddened by the loss of Suzanne.

"To lose one of your closest colleagues and friends is devastating.

"I first met Suzanne in 2000, when we knocked on her door to ask her views about plans to take over the site of the nearby brickworks.

"I remember we got a petition together and Suzanne became a leader in our campaign."

One of three councillors for Moreton West and Saughall Massie, Cllr Moseley joined the authority in 2003 and became local party spokeswoman for Wirral's environment overview and scrutiny committee.

She was also a member of the Moreton, Saughall Massie and Leasowe Area Forum and the resident-led Moreton Community Lights Association.

She worked at HBOS as a trainer, and it is understood that work colleagues were the first to raise the alarm when she did not arrive for a scheduled meeting.