Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on Tuesday 1 November 1886. 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 ?? +4 16 ??
Liberal ?? -6 0 ??
Irish Home Rule 5 +2 0 5
Irish Nationalists 1 0 0 1

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1886
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 4 0 +4 75% 55% 3,805
  Liberal 2 0 6 -6 12.5% 45% 3,103
  Home Rule 2 2 0 +2 12.5%

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Abercromby

No. 11 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Menlove 903 60%
Liberal Thomas Goffey 606 40%
Majority 297
Registered electors 2,323
Turnout 1,509 65%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Castle Street

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

Everton

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

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Durning Holt * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

Great George

No. 9 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Bird Hall 400 51%
Liberal Edward Paull 389 49%
Majority 11
Registered electors 1,132
Turnout 789 70%
Swing

Lime Street

No. 12 Lime Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Duncan the younger unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative gain from Swing

North Toxteth

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

Pitt Street

No. 8 Pitt Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Charles Hawley * 327 57%
Conservative Ephraim Walker 246 43%
Majority 81
Registered electors 785
Turnout 573 73%
Liberal hold Swing

Rodney Street

No. 10 Rodney Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Henry Larmor 809 56%
Liberal John McDiarmid * 626 40%
Majority 183
Registered electors 2,403
Turnout 1,435 60%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

St. Anne Street

No. 13 St. Anne Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dr. William Cross * 889 60%
Liberal John Prendeville 600 40%
Majority 289
Registered electors 2,234
Turnout 1,489 67%
Conservative hold Swing

St. Paul's

No. 4 St. Paul's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sylvester Mattison unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

St. Peter's

No. 7 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Isaac Morris 558 50%
Liberal Edmund Knowles Muspratt * 555 50%
Majority 3
Registered electors 1,523
Turnout 1,113 73%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Scotland

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Home Rule William Madden unopposed
Registered electors
Home Rule gain from Liberal Swing

South Toxteth

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

Vauxhall

No. 3 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Home Rule John Yates * unopposed
Registered electors
Home Rule gain from Liberal Swing

West Derby

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

[1] [2] [3] [4]

Aldermanic Election

At the meeting of the Council on 9 November 1886, the terms of office of eight alderman expired.[5] The following eight were elected as Aldermen by the Council (Aldermen and Councillors) on 9 November 1886 for a term of six years.

* - re-elected aldermen.

Party Alderman
Conservative William Cross
Conservative John Hughes *
Conservative Henry Jennings *
Conservative Joseph Gibbons Livingston *
Conservative David MacIver *
Conservative Hugh Hathorn Nicholson *
Conservative Thomas Richard Shallcross *
Conservative Sir Andrew Barclay Walker

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

By-elections

No. 2, Scotland, Tuesday 2 November 1886

Caused by the resignation of Cllr. Laurence Connolly MP (Irish Home Rule, Scotland, elected 1 November 1884).[11]

No. 2 Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Home Rule Edward Purcell 1,237 51%
Patrick Edmund O'Hare 1,175 49%
Majority 62
Registered electors
Turnout 2,412
Home Rule hold Swing

[12]

No. 13, St. Anne's Street, 23 November 1886

Caused by the election of Dr. William Cross (Conservative, St. Anne's Street, elected 1 November 1886)[13] as an alderman by the Council on 9 November 1886.

No. 13 St. Anne's Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
William Bennett 841 54%
John Prendiville 710 46%
Majority 131
Registered electors 2,234
Turnout 1,551 69%
Swing

[14]

No. 11, Abercromby

Alderman John Pearson died on 2 June 1887.[15] Councillor Anthony Bower (Conservative, Abercromby, elected 1 November 1884) [16] was elected by the council as an alderman on 6 July 1887. [17] [18] [19]

See also

References

  1. ^ Liverpool Daily Post Wednesday 2 November 1886
  2. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1886-1887 front page". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
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  17. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1886-1887 page 207". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
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