1878 Liverpool Town Council election

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Elections to Liverpool Town Council were held on Saturday 1 November 1878. One third of the council seats were up for election, the term of office of each councillor being three years.

Seven 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 +1 0 5

Election result[edit]

Liverpool Local Election Result 1878
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 2 2 0 50% 51% 9.956
  Liberal 6 2 3 -1 38% 49% 9,575
  Home Rule 2 1 0 +1 12% 0% 0

Given the significant number of uncontested wards, these statistics should be read in that context.

Ward results[edit]

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Abercromby[edit]

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Bower * unopposed
Registered electors 2,612
Conservative hold Swing

Castle Street[edit]

No. 6 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Crosfield * 656 52%
Conservative Lawrence Hodson Parr 609 48%
Majority 47
Registered electors 1,802
Turnout 1,265 70%
Liberal hold Swing

Everton[edit]

No. 1 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Barkeley Smith unopposed
Registered electors 19,910
Conservative hold Swing

Exchange[edit]

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Holder * unopposed
Registered electors 2,067
Liberal hold Swing

Great George[edit]

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Hampden Jackson 575 54%
Conservative John Hughes * 495 46%
Majority 80
Registered electors 1,329
Turnout 1,070 81%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Lime Street[edit]

No. 12 Lime Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Grindley 746 51%
Liberal Charles James Crosfield 706 49%
Majority 40
Registered electors 1,955
Turnout 1,452 74%
Conservative hold Swing

North Toxteth[edit]

No. 16 North Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Fell Steble * unopposed
Registered electors 7,444
Conservative hold Swing

Pitt Street[edit]

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Steel 378 55%
Conservative Horatio Syred 304 45%
Majority 74
Registered electors 847
Turnout 682 81%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Rodney Street[edit]

No. 10 Rodney Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Brocklebank the younger * 937 51%
Conservative Edmund Buckley 905 49%
Majority 32
Registered electors 2,572
Turnout 1,842 72%
Liberal hold Swing

St. Anne Street[edit]

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Hayes Sheen 1,165 51%
Liberal Ronald McDougall * 1,109 49%
Majority 56
Registered electors 2,944
Turnout 2,274 77%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

St. Paul's[edit]

No. 4 St. Paul's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Owen Hugh Williams * 739 53%
Liberal David Hughes 647 47%
Majority 92
Registered electors 1,770
Turnout 1,386 78%
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peter's[edit]

No. 7 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Tricks Bowring * unopposed
Registered electors 1,494
Liberal hold Swing

Scotland[edit]

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Home Rule Laurence Connolly * unopposed
Registered electors 9,671
Home Rule hold Swing

South Toxteth[edit]

No. 15 South Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joseph Ball 1,870 51%
Liberal John Evans 1,783 49%
Majority 87
Registered electors 5,862
Turnout 3,653 62%
Conservative hold Swing

Vauxhall[edit]

No. 3 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Home Rule Charles McArdle unopposed
Registered electors 2,146
Home Rule gain from Liberal Swing

West Derby[edit]

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William John Lunt 3,123 53%
Liberal William Durning Holt * 2,784 47%
Majority 339
Registered electors 9,008
Turnout 5,907 66%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

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By-elections[edit]

No. 9, Great George[edit]

Caused by John Hampden Jackson (Liberal, Great George, elected 1 November 1878) ceasing to be a Councillor.

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Samuel Bennett Jackson 580 54%
Conservative John Hughes 493 46%
Majority 87
Registered electors 1,329
Turnout 1,073 81%
Liberal hold Swing

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No. 13, St. Anne Street[edit]

Caused by Thomas Hayes Sheen (Conservative, St. Anne Street, elected 1 November 1878) ceasing to be a Councillor.

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ronald McDougall 1,087 50.3%
Conservative Thomas Patrick Holden 1,072 49.7%
Majority 15
Registered electors 2,944
Turnout 2,159 73%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post - 1878.11.02 (1) (scan)". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post - 1878.11.02 (2) (scan)". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post - 1878.11.02 (3) (scan)". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1878-1879 (page 2 scan)". Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1878-1879 (page 881 scan)". Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1878-1879 (page 112 scan)". Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1878-1879 (page 112 scan)". Retrieved 16 July 2016.