Elections to Liverpool Town Council were held on Wednesday 1 November 1876. 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 28 0 16 44
Liberal 15 -3 0 15
Irish Home Rule 3 +2 0 3

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1879
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 ? 19% 1,755
  Liberal 4 ? 0 2 -2 25% 47% 4,265
  Home Rule 2 2 0 +2 12% 33% 2,986

Because of the large number of contested seats, these statistics should be read in that context.

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Abercromby

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Arthur Hornby Lewis unopposed
Registered electors
Swing

Castle Street

No. 6 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David MacIver MP * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Everton

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

Exchange

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

Great George

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

Lime Street

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

North Toxteth

No. 16 North Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Leyland unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Pitt Street

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Col. Charles Edward Hamilton * 332 54%
Liberal Garrett Michael Byrne 287 46%
Majority 45
Registered electors 764
Turnout 619 81%
Conservative hold Swing

Rodney Street

No. 10 Rodney Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Henry Rathbone * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

St. Anne Street

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Fowler 955 55%
Home Rule Dr. Daniel Walter Parsons 792 45%
Majority 163
Registered electors 2,305
Turnout 1,747 76%
Conservative hold Swing

St. Paul's

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

St. Peter's

No. 7 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Balfour * 603 56%
Conservative Edward Lewis Wigan 468 44%
Majority 135
Registered electors 1,467
Turnout 1,071 73%
Liberal hold Swing

Scotland

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Home Rule Dr. Alexander Murray Bligh 2,228 52%
Liberal John McArdle * 2,016 48%
Majority 212
Registered electors 9,876
Turnout 4,244 43%
Home Rule gain from Liberal Swing

South Toxteth

No. 15 South Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Radcliffe unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Vauxhall

No. 3 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Home Rule Dr. Andrew Commins 758 57%
Liberal Lt. Col. Peter Silvester Bidwell * 567 43%
Majority 191
Registered electors 2,337
Turnout 1,325 57%
Home Rule gain from Liberal Swing

West Derby

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Nichol unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

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By-elections

No. 8, Pitt Street, 23 April 1877

The death of Alderman William Barton was reported to the Council on 4 April 1877. [3]

Councillor Henry Jennings (Conservative, Pitt Street, elected 1 November 1875) was elected by the Council as an Alderman on 9 April 1877. [4]

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Courtenay Deane 311 50.1%
Liberal James Steel 310 49.9%
Majority 1
Registered electors 764
Turnout 621 81%
Conservative hold Swing

[5]

This election was declared void on 27 June 1877 under the Corrupt Practices (Municipal Elections) Act 1872 and reported to the Council on 4 July 1877.[6] The election was re-run on 23rd Mar 1878

See also

References

  1. ^ Liverpool Daily Post Thursday 2 November 1876
  2. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1876-1877 pg 2(scan)". Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1876-1877 pg 92(scan)". Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1876-1877 pg 105(scan)". Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1876-1877 pg 112(scan)". Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Liverpool Town Council - Proceedings of the Council 1876-1877 pg 143(scan)". Retrieved 22 July 2016.