Elections to Liverpool Town Council were held on Monday 2 November 1863. 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 ?? ?? 16 ??
Liberal ?? ?? 0 ??

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1863
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 0 8 -8 37% 49% 2,403
  Liberal 10 8 0 +8 63% 51% 2,493

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

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Abercromby

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Hutchison * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 6 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Samuel Greg Rathbone unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Everton

No. 1 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Reddecliff Jeffery 205
Conservative Daniel Crosthwaite * 0
Majority
Registered electors
Turnout
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Barry unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Great George

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Wagstaff * 240 56%
Liberal Joseph Robinson 190 44%
Majority 50
Registered electors
Turnout 430
Conservative hold Swing

Lime Street

No. 12 Lime Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Tate unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

North Toxteth

No. 16 North Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Lawrence 447 58%
Liberal Henry Pooley 330 42%
Majority 117
Registered electors
Turnout 777
Conservative hold Swing

Pitt Street

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samuel Robert Graves * 20 100%
Liberal James Levington 0 0%
Majority 20
Registered electors
Turnout 20
Conservative hold Swing

Rodney Street

No. 10 Rodney Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Mozley * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

St. Anne Street

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joseph Kitchen 233 55%
Conservative Samuel Goodacre 190 45%
Majority 43
Registered electors
Turnout 423
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

St. Paul's

No. 4 St. Paul's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Barton * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peter's

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

Scotland

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Williams 497 55%
Conservative James Crellin * 405 45%
Majority 92
Registered electors
Turnout 902
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

South Toxteth

No. 15 South Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Cowley Miller 488 60%
Conservative Joseph Steel * 324 40%
Majority 164
Registered electors
Turnout 812
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Vauxhall

No. 3 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Whilty,,, 139 54%
Conservative Thomas Rigby 120 46%
Majority 246
Registered electors
Turnout 1,068
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

West Derby

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Birch Melladew 657 62%
Liberal Arnold Baruchson 411 38%
Majority 246
Registered electors
Turnout 1,068
Conservative hold Swing

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By-elections

No. 2, Scotland,

Following the resignation of Alderman Sanuel Holme, Councillor Richard Sheil (Merchant, of Bankfield Road, West Derby, elected to Scotland ward on 1 November 1861) was elected as an alderman on Wednesday 11 May 1864.

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority
Registered electors
Turnout
gain from Swing

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See also

References

  1. ^ Liverpool Daily Post Tuesday 3 November 1863
  2. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1863-1864 pg 4 (scan)". Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1864 May 11 (scan)". Retrieved 14 August 2016.