1900 Liverpool City Council election

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Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on Thursday 1 November 1900.

There were a total of 30 wards, each with one seat up for election, with the exception of Walton, which was a new ward with 3 councillors elected at this election. There were 5 new seats at this election : Anfield (1 seat); Walton (3 seats) and Wavertree (1 seat). Of the 32 seats up for election 17 seats were contested and 15 uncontested.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative 56 +4 21 77
Liberal 23 +2 6 29
Irish Nationalist 6 -1 2 8
Independent Irish Nationalist 3 +1 0 3
Liberal Unionist 2 0 1 3

Election result[edit]

Liverpool local election result 1900
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 22 7 3 +4 71% 55% 13,849
  Liberal 6 4 2 +2 19% 41% 10,371
  Irish Nationalist 2 0 1 -1 6% 14% 3,415
  Independent Irish Nationalist 1 1 0 +1 3.2% 3.5% 871
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0% 2.3% 577

Ward results[edit]

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Comparisons are made with the 1897 election results, as the retiring councillors were elected in that year.

Abercromby[edit]

No. 21 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lorents Braun Haddock * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Anfield[edit]

No. 3 Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Arwood Beaver 712 52%
Liberal Henry Jones 669 48%
Majority 43
Registered electors 2,108
Turnout 1,381 66%
Conservative win (new seat)

Breckfield[edit]

No. 6 Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Duncan unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Brunswick[edit]

No. 25 Brunswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Dr. William Permewan 1,009 53%
Conservative Hartley Wilson * 884 47%
Majority 125
Registered electors 3,113
Turnout 1,893 61%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Castle Street[edit]

No. 18 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Thomas Wood * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Dingle[edit]

No. 26 Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alfred Stephen Collard 1,746 80%
Liberal David Jones 446 20%
Majority 1,300
Registered electors 5,312
Turnout 2,192 41%
Conservative hold Swing

Edge Hill[edit]

No.No. 12 Edge Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Barclay Light * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Everton[edit]

No. 9 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Lewis Lloyd * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Exchange[edit]

No. 16 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Sutherland Harmood-Banner * 559 86%
Independent Joseph Hughes 88 14%
Majority 471
Registered electors 1,780
Turnout 647 36%
Conservative hold Swing

Fairfield[edit]

No. 4 Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas May Smith * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Granby[edit]

No. 22 Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Harrison Jones 1,218 53%
Conservative Frederick John Miners 1,065 47%
Majority 153
Registered electors 4,000
Turnout 2,263 57%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Great George[edit]

No. 20 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Muirhead 721 53%
Liberal Thomas Dowdall 640 47%
Majority 81
Registered electors 2,054
Turnout 1,361 66%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Kensington[edit]

No. 11 Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Burns unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Kirkdale[edit]

No. 2 Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Russell Taylor unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Low Hill[edit]

No. 10 Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Alexander McNeight unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Netherfield[edit]

No. 8 Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Jude * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

North Scotland[edit]

No. 13 North Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist James Daly * 1,050 85%
Independent James Flynn 190 15%
Majority 860
Registered electors 3,305
Turnout 1,240 38%
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Prince's Park[edit]

No. 23 Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harold Chaloner Dowdall * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Sandhills[edit]

No. 1 Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Henry Grant 931 55%
Irish Nationalist Bernard Conlon 750 45%
Majority 181
Registered electors 4,383
Turnout 1,681 48%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

St. Anne's[edit]

No. 17 St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George King * 1,038 50.2%
Conservative Alfred John Fishlock 1,029 49.8%
Majority 9
Registered electors 3,411
Turnout 2,067 61%
Liberal hold Swing

St. Domingo[edit]

No. 7 St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Alfred Hampson * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peter's[edit]

No. 19 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Crossfield * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

Sefton Park East[edit]

No. 24A Sefton Park East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Japp * 1,047 57%
Conservative Rupert Stanley Bremner 806 43%
Majority 241
Registered electors 3,170
Turnout 1,853 58%
Liberal hold Swing

Sefton Park West[edit]

No. 24 Sefton Park West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Herbert Reynolds Rathbone 666 60%
Conservative Radcliffe William Radcliffe-Smith 446 40%
Majority 220
Registered electors 1,843
Turnout 1,112 60%
Liberal win (new seat)

South Scotland[edit]

No. 14 South Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Irish Nationalist John O'Shea 871 56%
Irish Nationalist Michael Heron 673 44%
Majority 198
Registered electors 3,472
Turnout 1,544 44%
Independent Irish Nationalist gain from Irish Nationalist

Vauxhall[edit]

No. 15 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Thomas Burke 643 53%
Conservative Julius Jacobs 578 47%
Majority 65
Registered electors 2,090
Turnout 1,221 58%
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Walton[edit]

No. 3A Walton - 3 seats
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Brunskill 1,218 49%
Conservative George Brodrick Smith-Brodrick * 1,180 47%
Conservative Jacob Reuben Grant 1,019 41%
Liberal Alfred Thomas Davies 993 40%
Liberal Alexander McLaren 800 32%
Liberal Robert Alfred Bellwood 702 28%
Independent William Henry Quilliam 299 12%
Majority 225
Registered electors 3,559
Turnout 2,510 71%
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Warbreck[edit]

No. 27 Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Harvey Farmer unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Wavertree[edit]

No. 5 Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Croathwaite * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative win (new seat)

West Derby[edit]

No. 28 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Ramsden 1,143 54%
Conservative George Layton 955 46%
Majority 188
Registered electors 3,259
Turnout 2,098 64%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Aldermanic election[edit]

On 9 November 1900, Councillor William Roberts (Conservative, Dingle, elected 1 November 1899)[12] was elected by the Council (Councillors and Aldermen) as an Alderman and assigned to the newly created ward of Walton.[12][13]

By-elections[edit]

No. 21 Abercromby, 29 January 1901[edit]

The resignation of Alderman Alexander Garnett (Conservative, elected as an alderman in 1883[14] 1889[15] and 1895[16]) was reported to the council on 5 December 1900.[17]

Councillor Maxwell Hyslop Maxwell the younger (Conservative, Abercromby, elected 1 November 1898)[18] was elected by the council as an alderman on 2 January 1901.[19]

No. 21 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Phillips 538
Independent Edward Phillips 57
Majority 481
Registered electors 3,113
Turnout 595
Conservative hold Swing

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No. 26 Dingle, 27 November 1900[edit]

Caused by the election of Councillor William Roberts (Conservative, Dingle, elected 1 November 1899)[12] was elected by the Council (Councillors and Aldermen) as an Alderman and assigned to the newly created ward of Walton.[12]

No. 26 Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Austin Taylor unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

[21]

No. 11 Kensington, 28 February 1901[edit]

The resignation of Alderman Sir Thomas Hughes (Conservative, elected as an alderman on 19 March 1891[22] and 9 November 1895)[23] was reported to the council on 2 January 1901.[24]

Councillor Dr. Thomas Clarke (Conservative, Kensington, elected 2 November 1898) [25] was elected as an alderman by the council on 6 February 1901.[26]

No. 11 Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Samuel Mason Hutchinson 1,067
Liberal Alexander Armour 886
Majority
Registered electors 5,312
Turnout
Liberal Unionist hold Swing

[27]

No. 10 Low Hill, 28 February 1901[edit]

The resignation of Councillor Charles Stewart Dean (Conservative, Low Hill, elected 1 November 1899)[28] was reported to the Council on 6 February 1901.[29]

No. 10 Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joseph Quillam Roby 1,054
Liberal Samuel McMillin 800
Majority 254
Registered electors 5,312
Turnout 1,854
Conservative hold Swing

[30]

No. 20 Great George[edit]

The resignation of Councillor John Henderson (Great George, elected 25 November 1898)[31] was reported to the council on 6 March 1901.[32]

No. 20 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Muirhead
Majority
Registered electors
Turnout
Conservative gain from [[|N/A]] Swing

No. 3 Anfield, 10 May 1901[edit]

Caused by the death of Councillor Robert Atwood Beaver (Conservative, Anfield, elected 1 November 1900)[3] on 12 April 1901.[33]

No. 20 Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Valentine Smith unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

[34]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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