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1924 Liverpool City Council election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on Saturday 1 November 1924.

One third of the council seats were up for election. The term of office for each councillor being three years.

A second seat was added for the Allerton ward.

Eleven of the thirty-eight seats up for election were uncontested.

As the election was held on a Saturday, the Ballot Act allowed the presiding officer to mark the ballot paper for those people who declared themselves to be of the Jewish Faith.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative ?? ?? ?? ??
Liberal ?? ?? ?? ??
Irish Nationalist ?? ?? ?? ??
Labour ?? ?? ?? ??
Protestant ?? ?? ?? ??

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1924
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 23 2 2 0 59% 43% 52,070
  Labour 7 4 0 +4 18% 40% 47,986
  Liberal 4 2 2 0 10% 7.8% 9,346
  Irish Nationalist 3 0 2 -2 8% 5.8% 6,943
  Protestant 1 0 0 0 3% 2.1% 2,542
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 3% 1.05% 1,260
  Coalition Liberal 0 0 3 -3 0% 0% 0

Ward results

* - Councillor seeking re-election

Comparisons are made with the 1921 election results.

Abercromby

No. 9 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Thomas Roberts unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Aigburth

No. 17 Aigburth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward James Deane unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Allerton

No. 35 Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Alfred Strong * 803 64%
Liberal Frank Williams 446 36%
Majority 357
Registered electors 2,277
Turnout 1,249 55%
Conservative win (new seat)

Anfield

No. 29 Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Gordon Snowden Gordon 2,268 43%
Liberal William Bowring Stoddart * 2,060 39%
Labour John Badlay 897 17%
Majority 208
Registered electors 9,500
Turnout 5,225 55%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Breckfield

No. 30 Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Henry Burton * 3,000 68%
Labour Charles Wilson 1,425 32%
Majority 1,575
Registered electors 9,708
Turnout 4,425 46%
Conservative hold Swing

Brunswick

No. 11 Brunswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Luke Hogan * 3,228 69%
Conservative Benjamin Fisher 1,456 31%
Majority 1,772
Registered electors 8,454
Turnout 4,684 55%
Labour hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 7 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Denton unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Childwall

No. 38 Childwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Herbert John Davis * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Dingle

No. 12 Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Bennett Brown * 5,619 62%
Labour Robert Joseph McDonnell 3,502 38%
Majority 2,117
Registered electors 14,408
Turnout 9,121 63%
Conservative hold Swing

Edge Hill

No.No. 18 Edge Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Tissyman 3,373 51%
Conservative James Jude * 3,193 49%
Majority 180
Registered electors 12,421
Turnout 6,566 53%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Everton

No. 21 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bertie Victor Kirby 3,790 54%
Conservative Maj. Henry Adam Proctor 3,243 46%
Independent David Dolovitz 51 0.72%
Majority 547
Registered electors 12,596
Turnout 7,084 56%
Labour gain from Coalition Liberal Swing

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist John Quinn * unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Fairfield

No. 31 Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Sydney Jones unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Fazakerley

No. 27 Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Herbert Charters * 1,055 66%
Labour Albert Nicholas Denaro 539 34%
Majority 516
Registered electors 2,775
Turnout 1,594 57%
Conservative hold Swing

Garston

No. 37 Garston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Atkin * 2,137 52%
Labour Robert Philip Edmunds 1,506 36%
Liberal William James Ireland 490 12%
Majority 631
Registered electors 6,040
Turnout 4,133 68%
Conservative hold Swing

Granby

No. 14 Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mrs. Rosa Hoch 2,026 41%
Labour Charles Burden 1,937 40%
Liberal Samuel Skelton sen. 923 19%
Majority 89
Registered electors 9,425
Turnout 4,887 52%
Conservative hold Swing

Great George

No. 10 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Thomas Joseph Marner * unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Kensington

No. 19 Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hemry Baxter 3,2041 55%
Labour Frederick Thomas Richardson 2,623 45%
Majority 581
Registered electors 10,724
Turnout 5,827 54%
Conservative hold Swing

Kirkdale

No. 24 Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Porter 4,794 67%
Labour Frederick Jones 2,326 33%
Majority 2,468
Registered electors 15,312
Turnout 7,120 46%
Conservative hold Swing

Low Hill

No. 20 Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alfred Gaskell Alsop * 2,684 52%
Labour Thomas Joseph Rowan 2,484 48%
Majority 200
Registered electors 10,268
Turnout 5,168 50%
Conservative hold Swing

Much Woolton

No. 36 Much Woolton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Robert Gladstone * 785 69%
Labour Charles Jabez Edwards 346 31%
Majority 439
Registered electors 1,691
Turnout 1,131 67%
Independent gain from Coalition Liberal Swing

Netherfield

No. 22 Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alfred Michael Urding * 4,358 73%
Labour George Chadwick 1,617 27%
Majority 2,741
Registered electors 11,548
Turnout 5,975 52%
Conservative hold Swing

North Scotland

No. 2 North Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Gilbert Logan * 3,403 82%
Irish Nationalist Mrs. Elizabeth Geraghty 734 18%
Majority 2,669
Registered electors 8,178
Turnout 4,137 51%
Labour gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

Old Swan

No. 32 Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Parry Thomas 3,394 68%
Labour John Edward Sunners 1,616 32%
Majority 1,778
Registered electors 11,733
Turnout 5,010 43%
Conservative hold Swing

Prince's Park

No. 13 Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Miss Margaret Beavan * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Sandhills

No. 1 Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Dakin 2,120 53%
Irish Nationalist William Henry McGuiness 1,855 47%
Majority 265
Registered electors 8,803
Turnout 3,975 45%
Labour gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

St. Anne's

No. 6 St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Sexton MP * 1,567 53%
Irish Nationalist James Farrell jun. 1,322 45%
Independent John Young 25 0.85%
Independent John Corcoran 21 0.72%
Majority 245
Registered electors 9,556
Turnout 2,935 31%
Labour hold Swing

St. Domingo

No. 23 St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Protestant Albert Clayton * 2,542 61%
Labour George Williams 1,597 39%
Majority 945
Registered electors 10,926
Turnout 4,139 38%
Protestant hold Swing

St. Peter's

No. 8 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Burton William Eills * 846 68%
Independent Frederick H. U. Bowman 399 32%
Majority 447
Registered electors 2,892
Turnout 1,245 43%
Liberal hold Swing

Sefton Park East

No. 15 Sefton Park East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Edward Holme * 2,662 67%
Labour Alexander Maver Finlason 1,312 33%
Majority 1,350
Registered electors 8,905
Turnout 3,974 45%
Conservative hold Swing

Sefton Park West

No. 16 Sefton Park West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Miss Mabel Fletcher * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

South Scotland

No. 3 South Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeremiah O'Donoghue 2,419 57%
Irish Nationalist Patrick Jeremiah Kelly * 1,832 47%
Majority 587
Registered electors 8,360
Turnout 4,251 51%
Labour gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

Vauxhall

No. 4 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Joseph Belger * 1,200 74%
Labour Richard McCann 422 26%
Majority 778
Registered electors 3,821
Turnout 4,251 42%
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Walton

No. 25 Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Conrad Cross * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Warbreck

No. 26 Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward West * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal gain from Coalition Liberal Swing

Wavertree

No. 34 Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Morris Griffith * 2,556 67%
Labour Arthur Charles Crosby 1,287 33%
Majority 1,269
Registered electors 11,070
Turnout 3,843 35%
Liberal hold Swing

Wavertree West

No. 33 Wavertree West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Henry Barker * 2,095 47%
Labour Herbert Edward Rose 1,365 31%
Liberal John Richard Hobhouse 1,009 23%
Majority 730
Registered electors 8,625
Turnout 4,469 52%
Conservative hold Swing

West Derby

No. 28 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Hickman Dovener * 4,079 64%
Labour George Henry Boothman 1,285 20%
Liberal Samuel Skelton jun. 1,015 16%
Majority 2,794
Registered electors 13,800
Turnout 6,379 46%
Conservative hold Swing

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Aldermanic Elections

Aldermanic Election 10 November 1924

Caused by the death of Alderman William Boote (Conservative, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1920)[10] on 8 December 1923 [11]

In his place Councillor Henry Alexander Cole JP (Conservative, St. Peter's, elected 1 November 1922)[12] of "The Homestead", Vyner Road, Bidston, Cheshire, was elected as an alderman by the councillors on 10 November 1924[6] [13] [14]

Party Alderman Ward Term expires
Conservative Henry Alexander Cole JP 1926

Aldermanic Election for No. 35 Allerton 10 November 1924

Pursuant of Sub-Section (4) of Section 18 of the Liverpool Corporation Act, 1921, Councillor Henry Morley Miller (Conservative, Aigurth, elected 1 November 1922)[15] of 2 Riverside Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, was elected as an alderman by the councillors on 10 November 1924 [14] [16] [17]

Party Alderman Ward Term expires
Conservative Henry Morley Miller No. 35 Allerton 1930

Aldermanic Elections 3 June 1925

Caused by the resignation of Alderman Frederick James Rawlinson (Conservative, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1920) [10] which was reported to the Council on 6 May 1925.[18]

In whose place Councillor Albert Edward Jacob MP (Unionist, Aigburth, elected 1 November 1923)[19] was elected as an alderman by the Council on 3 June 1925.[20]

Party Alderman Ward Term expires
Unionist Albert Edward Jacob MP No. 5 Exchange 1926

Caused by the death of Alderman Joseph Harrison Jones (Liberal, elected as an alderman on 9 November 1920)[10] on 21 November 1924.[21]

In whose place Councillor Herber Reynolds Rathbone (Liberal, Sefton Park West, last elected 1 November 1922)[22] on 3 June 1925 [20]

Party Alderman Ward Term expires
Liberal Herber Reynolds Rathbone 1926

Aldermanic Election 1 July 1925

Caused by the death of alderman John Gregory Taggart (Irish Nationalist, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1923),[23] in whose place Councillor John Clancy (Irish Nationalist, North Scotland, elected 1 November 1922)[24] was elected by the councillors as an alderman on 1 July 1925.[25][26]

Party Alderman Ward Term expires
Irish Nationalist John Clancy 1929

By-elections

No. 8 St. Peter's 20 November 1924

Caused by the election as an alderman of Councillor Henry Alexander Cole JP (Conservative, St. Peter's, elected 1 November 1922) [12] on 10 November 1924,[6][13][14] following the death of Alderman William Boote (Conservative, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1920)[10] on 8 December 1923 .[11]

No. 8 St. Peter's 20 November 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Herbert Wolfe Levy 695 51%
Independent Frederick Bowman 369 27%
Charles Wilson 286 21%
Majority 613
Registered electors 2,892
Turnout 1,350 47%
Conservative hold Swing

[27]

The term of office to expire on 1 November 1925.

No. 35 Aigburth, 28 November 1924

Caused by the election as an alderman of Councillor Henry Morley Miller (Conservative, Aigurth, elected 1 November 1922)[15] on 10 November 1924[14][16] [17]

No. 17 Aigburth 28 November 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wilfrid Bowring Stoddart unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

[28]

The term of office to expire on 1 November 1925.

No. 31 Fairfield, 15 December 1924

Caused by the death of Councillor James Hughes (National Liberal, Fairfield, elected 1 November 1923)[29] on 21 November 1924[21]

No. 31 Fairfield 15 December 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Barry 1,842 56%
Liberal John Richard Hobhouse 1,432 44%
Majority 410
Registered electors
Turnout 3,274
Conservative gain from National Liberal Swing

[30] [31]

The term of office to expire on 1 November 1926.

No. 20 Low Hill, 19 February 1925

Caused by the death of Councillor Ellis Keyser Yates (Conservative, Low Hill, elected 1 November 1922)[32] on 29 January 1925 .[33]

No. 20 Low Hill 19 February 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Edward Bibby Tevor 1,948 51%
Labour Fred Robinson 1,886 49%
Majority 62
Registered electors 10,268
Turnout 3,834 37%
Conservative hold Swing

[34] [35] [36]

The term of office to end on 1 November 1925.

No. 17 Aigburth, 23 June 1825

Caused by the election as an alderman of Councillor Albert Edward Jacob MP (Unionist, Aigburth, elected 1 November 1923)[19] who was elected as an alderman by the Council on 3 June 1925,[20] following the resignation of Alderman Frederick James Rawlinson (Conservative, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1920)[10] which was reported to the Council on 6 May 1925.[18]

No. 17 Aigburth 23 June 1825
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Stanley Metcalfe unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative gain from Unionist Swing

[25] [37] [38]

The term of office to end on 1 November 1926.

No. 2 North Scotland, 8 August 1925

Caused by the election by the councillors as an alderman of Councillor John Clancy (Irish Nationalist, North Scotland, elected 1 November 1922)[24] on 1 July 1925,[25][26] following the death of alderman John Gergory Taggart (Irish Nationalist, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1923).[23]

No. 2 North Scotland 8 August 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard McCann 1,850 66%
Irish Nationalist Fredrick William Tucker 935 34%
Majority 915
Registered electors 8,178
Turnout 2,785 34%
Labour gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

[39] [40] [41] [42]

Mersey Tunnel Referendum 7 May 1925

The following resolution was put to a poll of the Electors on 7 May 1925 :

"That the Electors of the City of Liverpool hereby consent to the promotion of the Bill intituled 'An Act to authorise the construction of a Tunnel under the River Mersey between Liverpool and Birkenhead; and for other purposes.'"

Mersey Tunnel Poll Votes %
For the Resolution 79,906 92%
Against the Resolution 6,937 8%
Majority 72,969
Number of Electors 315,859
Turnout 86,843 27%

[43]

See also

References

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