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1879 Liverpool Town Council election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Elections to Liverpool Town Council were held on Saturday 1 November 1879. One third of the council seats were up for election, the term of office of each councillor being three years.

Four of the sixteen wards were uncontested.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative ?? ?? ?? ??
Liberal ?? ?? ?? ??
Irish Home Rule 5 0 0 5
Independent 1 0 0 1

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1879
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 2 0 6 -6 12.5% 48% 17,519
  Liberal 11 6 0 +6 70% 37% 13,572
  Home Rule 2 0 0 0 12.5% 7.7% 2,938
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 6% 7.5% 2,9736

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Abercromby

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas English Stephens 881 50%
Conservative Dr. Nicholas Kendrick Marsh 872 50%
Majority 9
Registered electors 2,540
Turnout 1,753 69%
Liberal hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 6 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Samuel Smith 695 51%
Conservative David MacIver * 656 49%
Majority 39
Registered electors 1,900
Turnout 1,351 71%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Everton

No. 1 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Hughes 6,301 50%
Conservative Robert Vining * 6,286 50%
Majority 15
Registered electors 21,625
Turnout 12,587 58%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Stephen Barker Guion * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

Great George

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Benjamin Lewis 530 52%
Conservative George Peet * 498 48%
Majority 32
Registered electors 1,283
Turnout 1,028 80%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Lime Street

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

North Toxteth

No. 16 North Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Hughes unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Pitt Street

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jereniah Miles 371 59%
Conservative Robert Andrew Thomas 249 39%
Conservative William de Silva 11 2%
Majority 122
Registered electors 880
Turnout 631 72%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Rodney Street

No. 10 Rodney Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Philip Henry Rathbone * 970' 56%
Conservative John Henstock 751 44%
Majority 219
Registered electors 2,542
Turnout 1,721 68%
Liberal hold Swing

St. Anne Street

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Vaughan 1,135 53%
Conservative George Fowler * 1,010 47%
Majority 125
Registered electors 2,792
Turnout 2,145 77%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

St. Paul's

No. 4 St. Paul's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Davies 697 54%
Conservative Thomas Huntington * 602 46%
Majority 95
Registered electors 1,803
Turnout 1,299 72%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

St. Peter's

No. 7 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alexander Balfour * 590 53%
Conservative John Hughes 531 47%
Majority 59
Registered electors 1,602
Turnout 1,121 70%
Liberal hold Swing

Scotland

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Home Rule Dr. Alexander Murray Bligh * 2,838 56%
Conservative Joshua Siddeley 2,191 44%
Majority 647
Registered electors 8,300
Turnout 5,029 61%
Home Rule hold Swing

South Toxteth

No. 15 South Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Radcliffe * 1,729 55%
Liberal Edward Paull 1,402 45%
Majority 327
Registered electors 4,772
Turnout 3,131 66%
Conservative hold Swing

Vauxhall

No. 3 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Home Rule Andrew Commins * unopposed
Registered electors
Home Rule hold Swing

West Derby

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William Simpson 2,736 56%
Conservative John Nicol * 2,144 44%
Majority 592
Registered electors 8,845
Turnout 4,880 55%
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

[1] [2] [3]

By-elections

Aldermanic By-Election, 4 February 1880

Caused by the resignation of Alderman Richard Cardwell Gardner. [4]

Former councillor John Nicol (Conservative, West Derby, elected 1 November 1876) was elected as an Alderman by the Council on 4 February 1880. [5]

No.16, North Toxteth, 18 February 1880

Caused by the resignation of Alderman John Woodruff. [6]

Councillor Arthur Bower Forwood (Conservative, North Toxteth, elected 1 November 1877) was elected as an Alderman by the Council on 4 February 1880. [7]

No. 16 North Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Hughes 2,595 54%
Mr. Matheson 2,223 46%
Majority 372
Registered electors
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

|} [8] [9]

No. 11, Abercromby, 18 February 1880

Caused by Thomas English Stephens (Liberal, Abercromby, elected 1 November 1879) ceasing to be a councillor.

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dr. Nicholas Kendrick Marsh 1,026 51%
Mr. Stephens 988 49%
Majority 38
Registered electors 2,540
Turnout 2,014 79%
Conservative hold Swing

[10] [11]

No. 1 Everton, 18 February 1880

Caused by William Simpson (Independent, West Derby, elected 1 November 1879) ceasing to be a councillor.

No. 1 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Galloway 8,038 55%
Liberal Mr. Hughes 6,590 45%
Majority 1,448
Registered electors 21,625
Turnout 14,628 68%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

[12] [13]

No. 14, West Derby, 23 March 1880

Caused by William Simpson (Independent, West Derby, elected 1 November 1879) ceasing to be a councillor.

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samuel Leigh Gregson 3,171 55%
Mr. Little 2,640 45%
Majority 531
Registered electors 8,845
Turnout 5,811 66%
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

[14] [15]

Aldermanic By-Election 5 May 1880

The death of Alderman James Jack was reported to the Council on 5 May 1880. [16] His position was filled when former Councillor David MacIver MP was elected as an Alderman by the Council on 5 May 1880. [17]

Aldermanic By-Election, 28 October 1880

The resignation of Alderman Henry Jennings on 21 October 1880, was reported to the Council on 28 October 1880. [18] Hugh Hawthorne Nicholson was elected as an alderman by the Council on 28 October 1880. [19] [20]

See also

References

  1. ^ Liverpool Daily Post Monday 3 November 1879
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