Elections to Liverpool Town Council were held on Wednesday 1 November 1845. One third of the council seats were up for election, the term of office of each councillor being three years.

Ten of the sixteen wards were uncontested.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative 35 -3 16 51
Reformers 13 +3 0 13

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1845
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 1 4 -3 63% 49% 1,273
  Whig 6 4 1 +3 17% 51% 1,317

Given that ten of the sixteen seats were uncontested, these statistics should be taken in that context.

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Abercromby

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles William Reade unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 6 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Hugh Hornby * unopposed
Registered electors
Whig hold Swing

Everton

No. 1 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Francis Shand * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Littledale jun. unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Great George

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Royden * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Lime Street

No. 12 Lime Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Vincent Higgins 324 56%
Conservative Robert Rigby * 252 44%
Majority 72
Registered electors
Turnout 576
Whig gain from Conservative Swing

North Toxteth

No. 16 North Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Thomas Lloyd 291 56%
Conservative John Sheppard * 227 44%
Majority 64
Registered electors
Turnout 518
Whig gain from Conservative Swing

Pitt Street

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Robinson 203 65%
Whig George Thirkell 108 35%
Majority 95
Registered electors
Turnout 311
Conservative gain from Whig Swing

Rodney Street

No. 10 Rodney Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Nelson Wood * 275 50%
Whig Robert Ellison Harvey 275 50%
Majority 0
Registered electors
Turnout 550
Conservative hold Swing

Because there was a tie, the casting vote of the presiding alderman (Richard Smethurst Crook, Conservative) went to John Nelson Wood (Conservative). [1]

St. Anne Street

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig William Earle unopposed
Registered electors
Whig gain from Conservative Swing

St. Paul's

No. 4 St. Paul's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Eyre Evans 171 56%
Conservative John Caton Thompson * 133 44%
Majority 38
Registered electors
Turnout 304
Whig gain from Conservative Swing

St. Peter's

No. 7 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Stewart unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Scotland

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Houghton jun. * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

South Toxteth

No. 15 South Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ambrose Lace * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Vauxhall

No. 3 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig William Rathbone unopposed
Registered electors
Whig hold Swing

West Derby

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Plumpton * 183 55%
Whig James Mellor 148 45%
Majority 35
Registered electors
Turnout 331
Conservative hold Swing

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

See also

References

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