Elections to Liverpool Town Council were held on Thursday 1 November 1855. One third of the council seats were up for election, the term of office of each councillor being three years.

Nine of the sixteen wards were uncontested.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative ?? ?? ?? ??
Reformers ?? ?? ?? ??

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1855
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative
  Whig

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Abercromby

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Robertson Gladstone * unopposed
Registered electors
Whig hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 6 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Gibbons Livingston 298 54%
Whig Thomas Avison * 252 46%
Majority 40
Registered electors
Turnout 550
Conservative gain from Whig Swing

Everton

No. 1 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Darnley Anderson * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Tyrer * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Great George

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lawrence 232 59%
Whig John Rogers 159 41%
Majority 73
Registered electors
Turnout 391
Conservative hold Swing

Lime Street

No. 12 Lime Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig James Allanson Picton * unopposed
Registered electors
Whig hold Swing

North Toxteth

No. 16 North Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hilton Halhead * 313 71%
Whig William Evans 129 29%
Majority 184
Registered electors 941
Turnout 442 47%
Conservative hold Swing

Pitt Street

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Mann unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Rodney Street

No. 10 Rodney Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Barnes Brancker * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

St. Anne Street

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Thomas Llewelyn Hodson * unopposed
Registered electors
Whig hold Swing

St. Paul's

No. 4 St. Paul's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Godfrey 222 55%
Whig J. B. Spence 179 45%
Majority 43
Registered electors 522
Turnout 401 77%
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peter's

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

Scotland

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Richard Sheil * ubopposed
Registered electors
Whig hold Swing

South Toxteth

No. 15 South Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Farnworth 267 76%
Whig W. F. McGregor 83 24%
Majority 184
Registered electors 651
Turnout 350 54%
Conservative hold Swing

Vauxhall

No. 3 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Roger Haydock 145 51%
Thomas Chalmer 138 49%
Majority 7
Registered electors 394
Turnout 283 72%
[[|N/A]] gain from [[|N/A]] Swing

West Derby

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig John Aikin 335 54%
Conservative Arthur Henderson * 284 46%
Majority 51
Registered electors 1,054
Turnout 619 59%
Whig gain from Conservative Swing

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See also

References

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  2. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post 1 November 1855 (2) (scan)". Retrieved 24 December 2016.
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  6. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post 2 November 1855 (1) (scan)". Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post 2 November 1855 (2) (scan)". Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post 2 November 1855 (3) (scan)". Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post 2 November 1855 (4) (scan)". Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post 2 November 1855 (5) (scan)". Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post 2 November 1855 (6) (scan)". Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post 2 November 1855 (7) (scan)". Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post 2 November 1855 (8) (scan)". Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Liverpool Daily Post 2 November 1855 (9) (scan)". Retrieved 24 December 2016.