Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on Thursday 1 November 1883. One third of the council seats were up for election, the term of office of each councillor being three years.

This was the first local election since the passing of the Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Act 1883 which "criminalised attempts to bribe voters and standardised the amount that could be spent on election expenses" and introduced election agents.

Twelve of the sixteen seats were uncontested.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative 23 ?? 16 39
Liberal 19 ?? 0 19
Irish Home Rule 4 0 0 4

[1]

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1883
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7
  Liberal 9 61.48% 3,972
  Home Rule 0 0 -1 -1 38.52% 2,489

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Abercromby

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas English Stephens * unopposed
Registered electors 2,345
Liberal hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 6 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Marke Wood unopposed
Registered electors 2,021
Conservative hold Swing

Everton

No. 1 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Whitley MP * unopposed
Registered electors 21,491
Conservative hold Swing

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Durning Holt * 862 79%
Home Rule Edward Purcell 236 21%
Majority 626
Registered electors 2,080
Turnout 1,098 53%
Rejected ballots 10
Liberal hold Swing

Great George

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Frederick Rogers unopposed
Registered electors 1,176
Liberal hold Swing

Lime Street

No. 12 Lime Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Patrick Holden unopposed
Registered electors 1,575
Conservative gain from [[|N/A]] Swing

North Toxteth

No. 16 North Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hughes * unopposed
Registered electors 9,131
Conservative hold Swing

Pitt Street

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Charles Hawley * unopposed
Registered electors 798
Liberal hold Swing

Rodney Street

No. 10 Rodney Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John McDiarmid unopposed
Registered electors 2,332
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

St. Anne Street

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dr. William Cross * unopposed
Registered electors 2,364
Conservative hold Swing

St. Paul's

No. 4 St. Paul's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Thomas Warrington 560 77%
Home Rule Patrick Murphy 169 23%
Majority 391 47%
Registered electors 1,542
Turnout 729
Rejected ballots 3
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

St. Peter's

No. 7 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edmund Knowles Muspratt * unopposed
Registered electors 1,481
Liberal hold Swing

Scotland

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joseph Simpson 1,930 52%
Home Rule Patrick Byrne * 1,805 48%
Majority 125
Registered electors 7,150
Turnout 3,735 52%
Rejected ballots 33
Liberal hold Swing

South Toxteth

No. 15 South Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Bland Royden * unopposed
Registered electors 5,482
Conservative hold Swing

Vauxhall

No. 3 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Yates * 620 69%
Irish Nationalist John Denvir 279 31%
Majority 341
Registered electors 1,692
Turnout 341 53%
Rejected ballots 5
Liberal hold Swing

West Derby

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Poole unopposed
Registered electors 9,913
Conservative hold Swing

[2] [3] [4] [5]

Aldermanic Elections

At the meeting of the Council on 9 November 1883, the terms of office of eight alderman expired.

The following eight were elected as Aldermen by the Council (Aldermen and Councillors) on 9 November 1892 for a term of six years.

* - re-elected aldermen.

Party Alderman
Conservative Andrew Boyd *
Conservative Arthur Bower Forwood *
Conservative Sir William Bower Forwood *
Conservative Alexander Garnett
Conservative Edward Grindley
Conservative John Nicol *
Conservative John Pearson *
Conservative Edward Samuelson *

[6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

By-elections

No. 6, Castle Street, 13 November 1883

Caused by the resignation of Councillor Samuel Smith MP (Liberal, Castle Street, elected 1 November 1882) [11] which was reported to the Council on 5 December 1883.

No. 6 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
William Crossfield unopposed
Registered electors
[[|N/A]] hold Swing

[12] [13]

No. 12, Lime Street, 23 November 1883

Caused by the election of Councillor Edward Grindley (Conservative, Lime Street, elected 1 November 1881)[14] as an aldermen by the Council (councillors and aldermen) on 9 November 1883. [15]

No. 12 Lime Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas William Oakshott 674 54%
Liberal John Henderson 581 46%
Majority 93
Registered electors 1,575
Turnout 1,255 80%
Rejected ballots 12
Conservative hold Swing

[16] [17]

Aldermanic By-Election, 9 January 1884

Caused by the death of Alderman Andrew Boyd on 20 December 1883. [18] Subsequently, former Councillor David Radcliffe (Conservative, Rodney Street, elected 1 November 1880) ,[19] of Formby Hall Ainsdale, was elected as an alderman by the Council (Councillors and Aldermen) on 9 January 1884. [20]

No. 14, West Derby, 26 April 1884

Caused by the death of Councillor Samuel Leigh Gregson (Conservative, West Derby, elected 1 November 1882)[21] on 3 April 1884.[22]

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Hatton Cookson 3,589 54%
Liberal George McFerran 3,015 46%
Majority 574
Registered electors 9,913
Turnout 6,604 67%
Conservative hold Swing

[23]

No. 9, Great George, 21 May 1884

Caused by the resignation of Councillor John Frederick Rogers (Party?, Great George, elected 1 November 1883).[24]

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Paull unopposed
Registered electors 1,176
[[|N/A]] hold Swing

[25] [26]

No. 9, Great George, 2 September 1884

Caused by the death of Councillor Benjamin Lewis (Liberal, Great George, elected 1 November 1882) [27] on 12 August 1884.[28]

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Ruddin 475 54%
John Ellis 397 46%
Majority 78
Registered electors 1,176
Turnout 872 74%
Liberal hold Swing

[29] [30]

See also

References

  1. ^ Liverpool Mercury 2 November 1883
  2. ^ Liverpool Daily Post Friday 2 November 1883
  3. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1883-1884 page 1". Retrieved 20 March 2017.
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  5. ^ Liverpool Mercury November 1883
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  17. ^ Liverpool Mercury 24 November 1883
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