Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on Tuesday 1 November 1884. One third of the council seats were up for election, the term of office of each councillor being three years.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative ?? -1 16 ??
Liberal ?? +1 0 ??
Irish Home Rule 3 -1 0 3
Irish Nationalists 1 +1 0 1

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1884
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 0 1 -1 63% 56% 15,144
  Liberal 4 1 0 +1 25% 40% 10,928
  Irish Nationalist 1 1 0 +1 6% 2.4% 652
  Home Rule 1 0 1 -1 6% 1.6% 423

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Abercromby

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Bower * unopposed
Registered electors 2,312
Conservative hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 6 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Bond Morgan * 746 51%'
Liberal Thomas Cropper Ryley 731 49%
Majority 15
Registered electors 2,045
Turnout 1,477 72%
Conservative hold Swing

Everton

No. 1 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Barkeley Smith * 7,859 62%
Liberal Washington Champion Rawlins 4,891 38%
Majority 2,968
Registered electors 22,147
Turnout 12,750 58%
Conservative hold Swing

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Holder * unopposed
Registered electors 2,148
Liberal hold Swing

Great George

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Peet * 452 52%
Liberal William Hood 424 48%
Majority 28
Registered electors 1,151
Turnout 876 76%
Conservative hold Swing

Lime Street

No. 12 Lime Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas William Oakshott unopposed
Registered electors 1,531
Conservative hold Swing

North Toxteth

No. 16 North Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dr. Robert Hamilton * 3,410 59%
Liberal Henry Vaughan 2,380 41%
Majority 1,030
Registered electors 9,641
Turnout 5,790 60%
Conservative hold Swing

Pitt Street

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Francis Joseph McAdam * unopposed
Registered electors 803
Liberal hold Swing

Rodney Street

No. 10 Rodney Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frederick Smith 763 50%
Conservative William John Stewart * 748 50%
Majority 15
Registered electors 2,327
Turnout 1,511 65%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

St. Anne Street

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Hayes Sheen * 884 56%
Liberal James Fitzpatrick 684 44%
Majority 200
Registered electors 2,278
Turnout 1,568 69%
Conservative hold Swing

St. Paul's

No. 4 St. Paul's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Curzon Dobell 561 51%
Liberal Samuel Hough 540 49%
Majority 21
Registered electors 1,530
Turnout 1,101 72%
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peter's

No. 7 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Benjamin Bowring 515 52%
Conservative Arthur Hill Holme 484 48%
Majority 31
Registered electors 1,467
Turnout 999 68%
Liberal hold Swing

Scotland

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Home Rule Laurence Connolly * unopposed
Registered electors 7,083
Home Rule hold Swing

South Toxteth

No. 15 South Toxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Ball * unopposed
Registered electors 5,473
Conservative hold Swing

Vauxhall

No. 3 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Patrick Byrne 652' 61%
Home Rule Charles McArdle * 423 39%
Majority 229
Registered electors 1,546
Turnout 1,075 70%
Irish Nationalist gain from Home Rule Swing

West Derby

No. 14 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William John Lunt * unopposed
Registered electors 9,960
Conservative hold Swing

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By-elections

No. 1, Everton, 21 November 1884

Caused by the resignation of Councillor Robert Galloway (Conservative, Everton, elected 1 November 1882).[6]

No. 1 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Houlding 8,198 58%
David Hughes 5,819 42%
Majority 2,379
Registered electors 22,147
Turnout 14,017 63%
Conservative hold Swing

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See also

References

  1. ^ Liverpool Daily Post 2 November 1884
  2. ^ Liverpool Mercury 2 November 1884
  3. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1884-1885 front page". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1884-1885 page 1". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1884-1885 page 2". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1882-1883 page 2". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1884-1885 page 32". Retrieved 25 March 2017.