Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on Monday 2 November 1896. 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 57 -3 ?? ??
Liberal 17 -3 6 23
Irish Nationalists 9 0 2 11
Liberal Unionist 1 0 1 2

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1896
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 17 0 3 -3 28% 9,559
  Liberal 7 3 0 +3 35% 12,031
  Irish Nationalist 3 0 0 0 8.7% 3,010
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0% 3.8% 1,318
  Independent Irish Nationalist 0 0 0 0 0% 0.6% 208
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0% 0.08% 28

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Comparisons are made with the 1895 election results, as the retiring councillors were elected in that year.

Abercromby

No. 21 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Morris Paterson Jones * 976 58%
Liberal William Boyle 688 41%
Labour John O'Brien 17 1%
Majority 288
Registered electors 3,049
Turnout 1,681 55%
Conservative hold Swing

Breckfield

No. 6 Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Louis Samuel Cohen * 1,240 88%
Labour Robert Clement Faulkener 175 12%
Majority 1,065
Registered electors 3,978
Turnout 1,415 36%
Conservative hold Swing

Brunswick

No. 25 Brunswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Arden * 1,073 52%
Liberal John Alphonse Doughan 981 48%
Majority 92
Registered electors 3,110
Turnout 2,054 66%
Conservative hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 18 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lawrence unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Dingle

No. 26 Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Robets * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Edge Hill

No.No. 12 Edge Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samuel Wasse Higginbottom * 1,446 67%
Labour Samuel Reeves 725 33%
Majority 721
Registered electors 4,770
Turnout 2,171 46%
Conservative hold Swing

Everton

No. 9 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Captain William Denton 1,342 51%
Conservative John Richard Pritchard * 1,209 46%
Labour James Brinton 71 3%
Majority 133
Registered electors 4,826
Turnout 2,622 65%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Exchange

No. 16 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edmond Brownbill * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

Fairfield

No. 4 Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank John Leslie * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Granby

No. 22 Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Lea * 1,404 56%
Conservative Arthur Noel Newling 1,085 44%
Majority 319
Registered electors 3,978
Turnout 2,489 63%
Liberal hold Swing

Great George

No. 20 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Lamport Ellis * 767 57%
Conservative George Brodrick Smith Brodrick 581 43%
Majority 186
Registered electors 2,216
Turnout 1,348 61%
Liberal hold Swing

Kensington

No. 11 Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Captain William Henry Edwards * 1,348 59%
Liberal William Henry Watts the younger 681 30%
Labour Isaac Newton 250 11%
Majority 667
Registered electors 4,175
Turnout 2,279 55%
Conservative hold Swing

Kirkdale

No. 2 Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Thompson * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Low Hill

No. 10 Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Col. Charles Stewart Dean * 1,304 50.02%
Liberal Dr. Joseph George McCann 1,303 49.98%
Majority 1
Registered electors 4,151
Turnout 2,607 63%
Conservative hold Swing

Netherfield

No. 8 Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Watson Rutherford * 1,203 89%
Independent Irish Nationalist Thomas Burke 146 11%
Majority 1,057
Registered electors 4,327
Turnout 1,349 31%
Conservative hold Swing

North Scotland

No. 13 North Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Edward Purcell * unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

North Walton

No. 27 North Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter McGuffie 1,069 70%
Liberal Thomas Macreavey 448 30%
Majority 621
Registered electors 3,263
Turnout 1,517 46%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Prince's Park

No. 23 Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter William Thomas * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Sandhills

No. 1 Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Patrick Joseph Deery * 1,062 53%
Conservative George Louis Meade 932 47%
Majority 130
Registered electors 3,196
Turnout 1,994 62%
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

St. Anne's

No. 17 St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George King 1,110 52%
Conservative Ellis Brammall junior 944 44%
Independent Irish Nationalist John McKiernan 62 2.9%
Independent George John Trgilgas 28 1.3%
Majority 166
Registered electors 3,485
Turnout 2,144 62%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

St. Domingo

No. 7 St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Bennett Colton * 1,107 66%
Liberal Thomas Pritchard 481 29%
Labour Clement William George 80 4.8%
Majority 626
Registered electors 4,479
Turnout 1,668 37%
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peter's

No. 19 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Samuel Hough * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

Sefton Park

No. 24 Sefton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Dart * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

South Scotland

No. 14 South Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Owen O'Hara * 1,072 71%
Irish Nationalist Patrick Jeremiah Kelly 438 29%
Majority 634
Registered electors 3,537
Turnout 1,510 43%
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

South Walton

No. 3 South Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dr. Henry Richard Powell * 1,044 50.3%
Liberal Arthur Henry Bunney 1,032 49.7%
Majority 12
Registered electors 3,728
Turnout 2,076 56%
Conservative hold Swing

Vauxhall

No. 15 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Richard Robert Meade-King * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

Wavertree

No. 5 Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Kellitt 919 51%
Conservative Henry Arthur Watson * 899 49%
Majority 20
Registered electors 2,494
Turnout 1,818 73%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

West Derby

No. 28 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Craigie Williams * 1,057 55%
Liberal Thomas Utley 875 45%
Majority 182
Registered electors 3,085
Turnout 1,932 63%
Conservative hold Swing

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

By-elections

No.20 Great George, 20 November 1896

Caused by the death of Councillor Simeon Smith (Liberal, Great George elected 1 November 1895)[6] on 28 October 1896.[5]

No. 20 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Edward Paull JP unopposed
Registered electors 2,216
Liberal hold Swing

[7]

No. 4, Fairfield, 16 March 1897

Caused by the death of Councillor Thomas Hewitson (Conservative, Fairfield, elected 1 November 1895)[6] on 6 February 1897.[8]

No. 4 Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Hunter unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

[9]

No.10, Low Hill, 16 March 1897

Following a petition causing the election of Col. Charles Stewart Dean (Conservative) on 2 November 1896[4] to be declared void.[9]

No. 10 Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Col. Charles Stewart Dean * 1,636 53%
Liberal Dr. Joseph George McCann 1,427 47%
Majority 209
Registered electors 4,151
Turnout 3,063 74%
Conservative hold Swing

[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ Liverpool Daily Post 3 November 1896
  2. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1896-1897 front page". Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1896-1897 page 1". Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1896-1897 page 2". Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1896-1897 page 3". Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1895-1896 page 2". Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1896-1897 front page 78". Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1896-1897 page 185". Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  9. ^ a b c "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1896-1897 page 218". Retrieved 22 April 2017.