Elections to Liverpool Town Council were held on Monday 1 November 1873. 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 ?? ?? ?? ??
Liberal ?? ?? ?? ??

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1873
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 56% 56% 11,297
  Liberal 7 44% 44% 8,745

Because of the large number of uncontested seats, these statistics should be taken in that context.

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Abercromby

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robertson Gladstone * unopposed
Registered electors 2,689
Liberal hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 6 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David MacIver unopposed
Registered electors 1,897
Conservative hold Swing

Everton

No. 1 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Vining * 4,929 59%
Liberal David Hughes 3,436 41%
Majority 1,493
Registered electors 17,742
Turnout 8,365 47%
Conservative hold Swing

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Stephen Barker Guion * unopposed
Registered electors 2,445
Liberal hold Swing

Great George

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Peet 486 50.4%
Liberal Edward Lewis 479 49.6%
Majority 7
Registered electors 1,511
Turnout 965
Conservative hold Swing

Lime Street

No. 12 Lime Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Allanson Picton * unopposed
Registered electors 2,068
Liberal hold Swing

North Toxteth

No. 16 North Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Harrison * 1,709 58%
Liberal William Pirrie Sinclair 1,236 42%
Majority 474
Registered electors 6,000
Turnout 2,944 49%
Conservative hold Swing

Pitt Street

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Edward Hamilton * 305 50%
Liberal James Steel 303 50%
Majority 2
Registered electors 774
Turnout 608 79%
Conservative hold Swing

Rodney Street

No. 10 Rodney Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Philip Henry Rathbone * 736 58%
Conservative Dr. Arthur Brown Steele 533 42%
Majority 203
Registered electors 2,689
Turnout 1,269 47%
Liberal hold Swing

St. Anne Street

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dr. John Stopford Taylor * unopposed
Registered electors 2,647
Conservative hold Swing

St. Paul's

No. 4 St. Paul's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Huntington * unopposed
Registered electors 2,029
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peter's

No. 7 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Balfour 576 52%
Conservative Edward Lewis Wigan 537 48%
Majority 39
Registered electors 1,753
Turnout 1,113 63%
gain from Liberal Swing

Scotland

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John McArdle * unopposed
Registered electors 9,851
Liberal hold Swing

South Toxteth

No. 15 South Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Isaac Jackson unopposed
Registered electors 5,084
Conservative hold Swing

Vauxhall

No. 3 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peter Silvester Bidwell * unopposed
Registered electors 2,087
Liberal hold Swing

West Derby

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Samuelson * 2,798 59%
Liberal Daniel Rowlinson Ratcliff 1,980 41%
Majority 818
Registered electors 7,601
Turnout 4,778 63%
Conservative hold Swing

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By-elections

No. 13, St. Anne Street, 27 March 1874

Caused by the death of Councillor James Denton (Conservative, St. Anne Street, elected 1 November 1871)

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dr. William Cross 514 54%
Henry Ashby 323 34%
W. N. S. Cope 106 11%
John Morrell 16 1.7%
Majority 191
Registered electors 2,647
Turnout 959 36%
Conservative hold Swing

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See also

References

  1. ^ Liverpool Daily Post Monday 3 November 1873
  2. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1873 - 1874 pg 2 (scan)". Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1873-1874 pg 100 (scan)". Retrieved 24 July 2016.