Elections to Liverpool Town Council were held on Monday 2 November 1846. One third of the council seats were up for election, the term of office of each councillor being three years.

Three of the sixteen wards were uncontested. In the uncontested elections, votes were still cast, although in very small numbers.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative 36 0 16 52
Reformers 12 0 0 12

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1846
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 3 3 0 69% 52% 2,654
  Whig 5 3 3 0 31% 48% 2,443

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Abercromby

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Kaye * 268 52%
Whig Thomas Todd 243 48%
Majority 25
Registered electors 719
Turnout 511 71%
Conservative hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 6 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig James Aikin * 2
Registered electors
Turnout 2
Whig hold Swing

Everton

No. 1 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Atherton * 301 52%
Whig William Walthew 278 48%
Majority 23
Registered electors 899
Turnout 579 64%
Conservative hold Swing

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Tyrer * 187 59%
Whig James Mellor 129 41%
Majority 58
Registered electors 610
Turnout 316
Conservative hold Swing

Great George

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Cooper 168 62%
Whig William Purser Freme 103 38%
Majority 65
Registered electors 459
Turnout 271 59%
Conservative hold Swing

Lime Street

No. 12 Lime Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Henry Danson 280 52%
Conservative Charles Saunders 254 48%
Majority 26
Registered electors 746
Turnout 534 72%
Whig gain from Conservative Swing

North Toxteth

No. 16 North Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Robert Benn 241 64%
Conservative John Sheppard 135 36%
Majority 105
Registered electors 814
Turnout 376 46%
Whig gain from Conservative Swing

Pitt Street

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Toulmin * 199 55%
Whig George Holt 163 45%
Majority 36
Registered electors 523
Turnout 362 69%
Conservative hold Swing

Rodney Street

No. 10 Rodney Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samuel Holme 306' 57%
Whig Thomas Booth 229 43%
Majority 77
Registered electors 821
Turnout 535 65%
Conservative gain from (({loser))} Swing

St. Anne Street

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Bennett 202 56%
Whig Joseph Hornby * 159 44%
Majority 43
Registered electors 473
Turnout 361 76%
Conservative gain from Whig Swing

St. Paul's

No. 4 St. Paul's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig James Stitt 145 57%
Conservative John Briscoe 108 43%
Majority 37
Registered electors 472
Turnout 253 54%
Whig hold Swing

St. Peter's

No. 7 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Abraham Tinne * 3
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Scotland

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Holme 229 51%
Whig William Thornhill * 221 49%
Majority 8
Registered electors
Turnout 450
Conservative gain from Whig Swing

South Toxteth

No. 15 South Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig William Watson 171 51%
Conservative Thomas Swanbrook Glazebrook * 162 49%
Majority 9
Registered electors
Turnout 333
Whig gain from Conservative Swing

Vauxhall

No. 3 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Grant Morris 118 60%
Whig Thomas Chalmer 79 40%
Majority 39
Registered electors 296
Turnout 197 67%
Conservative gain from Whig Swing

West Derby

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Hall Lawrence 14
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

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References

  1. ^ "Liverpool Town Council Minute book June 1845 - April 1848 p. 255 scan)". Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Liverpool Town Council Minute book June 1845 - April 1848 p. 256 scan)". Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  3. ^ "The Liverpool Courier and Commercial Advertiser Wednesday 28th October 1846)". Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  4. ^ "The Liverpool Courier and Commercial Advertiser Wednesday 4th November 1846)". Retrieved 5 November 2016.