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1849 Liverpool Town Council election

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Elections to Liverpool Town Council were held on Thursday 1 November 1849. One third of the council seats were up for election, the term of office of each councillor being three years.

Eight of the sixteen wards were uncontested.

The major issues were the Rivington Pike Water Scheme and the imposition of rates on the dock and corporation estates. In several wards Candidates with the same party affiliation stood for election against each other over these issues

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative ?? ?? 15 ??
Reformers ?? ?? 1 ??

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1849
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 50% 49.7% 1,584
  Whig 8 50% 50.3% 1,601

Of the sixteen councillors elected, fourteen were opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme and two were in favour.

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Abercromby

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bernard Hall unopposed
Registered electors 733
Conservative hold Swing

Bernard Hall was opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme and in favour of imposing rates on the docks and corporation estate.

Castle Street

No. 6 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Thomas Avison 304 53%
Whig James Aikin * 265 47%
Majority 39
Registered electors 894
Turnout 569 64%
Whig hold Swing

Thomas Avison was opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme, whereas James Aikin was in favour.

Everton

No. 1 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Thomas Chalmer the younger unopposed
Registered electors 1,079
Whig gain from Conservative Swing

Thomas Chalmer was opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme.

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Tyrer * unopposed
Registered electors 648
Conservative hold Swing

James Tyrer was in favour of the Rivington Pike water scheme and opposed to imposing rates on the docks and corporation estate.

Great George

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig John Rogers unopposed
Registered electors 505
Whig gain from Conservative Swing

John Rogers was in opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme and in favour of imposing rates on the docks and corporation estate.

Lime Street

No. 12 Lime Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig James Allanson Picton unopposed
Registered electors 784
Whig hold Swing

James Allanson Picton was in opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme.

North Toxteth

No. 16 North Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Thomas Lloyd unopposed
Registered electors 735
[[|N/A]] gain from [[|N/A]] Swing

Thomas Lloyd was opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme.

Pitt Street

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Toulmin * unopposed
Registered electors 482
Conservative hold Swing

Thomas Toulmin was opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme.

Rodney Street

No. 10 Rodney Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Algernon Frederick Jones 423' 71%
Conservative Samuel Holmes * 169 29%
Majority 254
Registered electors 931
Turnout 592 64%
Conservative gain from Conservative Swing

Samuel Holmes was in favour of the Rivington Pike water scheme, which Algernon Frederick Jones opposed.

St. Anne Street

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Bennett * unopposed
Registered electors 470
Conservative hold Swing

William Bennett was opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme.

St. Paul's

No. 4 St. Paul's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Godfrey 137 52%
Conservative Dr. John Games 125 48%
Majority 12
Registered electors 411
Turnout 262 64%
Conservative hold Swing

Thomas Godfrey was opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme and in favour of imposing rates on the dock and council estates, as was Dr. John Games.

St. Peter's

No. 7 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig John Charles Fernihough 227 55%
Conservative Thomas Clarke 184 45%
Majority 43
Registered electors 730
Turnout 411 56%
Whig gain from Conservative Swing

John Charles Fernihough and Thomas Clarke were both opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme.

Scotland

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig John Bingham 301 69%
Conservative James Holme * 135 31%
Majority 166
Registered electors 675
Turnout 436 65%
Whig gain from Conservative Swing

John Bingham was opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme, but James Holme was in favour.

There were two cases of Personation. John Jones of Cazneau-street, who intended to vote for Mr. Bingham, discovered that he had been personated by someone who had voted for James Holme. David Starke of Waterloo-road discovered that someone else had voted for Mr. Bingham in his name.

John Holmes of Dryden-street, gave in his voting paper for Mr. Bingham, but as he walked away before his name was recorded, his vote was lost.

Liverpool Mail Saturday 3 November 1849

South Toxteth

No. 15 South Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
William Joseph Horsfall 229 62%
Richard Harbord 139 38%
Majority 90
Registered electors 558
Turnout 368 66%
[[|N/A]] gain from [[|N/A]] Swing

William Joseph Horsfall was in favour of the Rivington Pike water scheme, whereas Richard Harbord was opposed.

Vauxhall

No. 3 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jonathan Atkinson 106 62%
Whig William Rathbone V 66 38%
Majority 40
Registered electors 315
Turnout 172 55%
Conservative hold Swing

Jonathan Atkinson was opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme, whereas William Rathbone V was in favour.

West Derby

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Arthur Henderson 214 57%
Whig Daniel Mather 85 23%
Conservative George Hall Lawrence * 76 20%
Majority 129
Registered electors 634
Turnout 375 59%
[[|N/A]] gain from Conservative Swing

Arthur Henderson was opposed to the Rivington Pike water scheme, Daniel Mather was a supporter of collecting rates from the bock and council estates.

At about half past two the chairman of Mr. Mather's committee proposed to the chairman of Mr. Henderson's committee that Mr. Mather withdrew from the contest and that "all double votes be sent down to Castle-street ward in favour of Mr. Avison". This was agreed. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] [41]

Aldermanic By Election 29 October 1850

At a meeting of the Council on Tuesday 29 October 1950 Cllr. James Parker (Conservative, St. Anne Street, elected 1 November 1847) was elected as an Alderman to take the place of Alderman William Nicol (elected as an Alderman on Tuesday 9 November 1847), who had resigned. As Cllr. Parker's term of office as a Councillor was due to expire on 1 November 1850, there was no need to hold a by election to fill this post, as it would be filled at the municipal elections on 1 November 1850. [42] [43]

See also

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