Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on Thursday 1 November 1898. One third of the council seats were up for election, the term of office of each councillor being three years.

Sixteen of the twenty-eight wards were uncontested.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative 56 -1 18 74
Liberal 18 +1 8 26
Irish Nationalists 8 0 2 10
Liberal Unionist 1 0 1 2

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1898
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 17 1 2 -1 61% 52% 11,656
  Liberal 7 2 1 +1 25% 31% 6,842
  Irish Nationalist 3 0 0 0 11%
  Liberal Unionist 1 0 0 0 4% 1,123
  Independent Liberal 0 0 5.3% 1,185
  Independent 0 3.1% 683
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0% 2.8% 626
  Independent Irish Nationalist 0 0% 0.31% 70

Because of the large number of uncontested wards, these statistics should be taken in that context.

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 Maxwell Hyslop Maxwell * 570 93%
Independent John O'Brien 46 7%
Majority 524
Registered electors 3,002
Turnout 616 21%
Rejected ballots 2
Conservative hold Swing

Breckfield

No. 6 Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edwin Berry 1,310 93%
Liberal Jonathan Hargrove 1,075 45%
Majority 235
Registered electors 4,046
Turnout 2,385 59%
Conservative hold Swing

Brunswick

No. 25 Brunswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Henry Beloe * 1,079 56%
Conservative John Thomas 838 44%
Majority 241
Registered electors 3,053
Turnout 1,917 63%
Liberal hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 18 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Binley Neale unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative gain from Liberal Unionist Swing

Dingle

No. 26 Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward James Chevalier 1,608 58%
Independent Liberal Thomas Byrne 1,185 42%
Majority 423
Registered electors 5,367
Turnout 2,793 52%
Conservative hold Swing

Edge Hill

No.No. 12 Edge Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Wilson Walker 1,441 63%
Liberal John William Fairbrother 861 37%
Majority 580
Registered electors 4,938
Turnout 2,302 47%
Conservative hold Swing

Everton

No. 9 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist William Oulton * 1,123 84%
Labour Robert Clement Faulkener 208 16%
Majority 915
Registered electors 4,745
Turnout 1,331 28%
Liberal Unionist hold Swing

Exchange

No. 16 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Durning Holt * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

Fairfield

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

Granby

No. 22 Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Henry Bullen 1,439 59%
Conservative Herbert Campbell * 992 41%
Majority 447
Registered electors 3,992
Turnout 2,431 61%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Great George

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

Kensington

No. 11 Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dr. Thomas Clarke * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Kirkdale

No. 2 Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Hoult * 1,832 65%
Liberal John Lyon Langford 987 35%
Majority 845
Registered electors 6,228
Turnout 2,819
Conservative hold Swing

Low Hill

No. 10 Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Jones * 1,029 71%
Labour Clement William George 418 29%
Majority 611
Registered electors 4,213
Turnout 1,447 34%
Rejected ballots 14
Conservative hold Swing

Netherfield

No. 8 Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Robert Fletcher * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

North Scotland

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

North Walton

No. 27 North Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Kelly * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Prince's Park

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

Sandhills

No. 1 Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Salter 1,023 53%
Conservative Barnett Lipson 870 45%
Independent Irish Nationalist Michael Thomas Bolger 20 1%
Majority 153
Registered electors 3,308
Turnout 1,913 58%
Liberal hold Swing

St. Anne's

No. 17 St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal James Crean * 378 88%
Independent Irish Nationalist Thomas Hart 50 12%
Majority 328
Registered electors 3,461
Turnout 428 12%
Liberal hold Swing

St. Domingo

No. 7 St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Shelmerdine unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peter's

No. 19 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Miles unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Sefton Park

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

South Scotland

No. 14 South Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist John Gregory Taggart unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

South Walton

No. 3 South Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Houlding * 1,166 63%
Independent Alexander McLaren 683 37%
Majority 483
Registered electors 3,846
Turnout 1,849 48%
Conservative hold Swing

Vauxhall

No. 15 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist John Gregory Taggart * unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Wavertree

No. 5 Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Isaac Turner * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

West Derby

No. 28 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Lister * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Aldermanic Elections

At the meeting of the Council on 9 November 1898, the terms of office of fourteen alderman expired.[13] The following fourteen were elected as Aldermen by the Council (Aldermen and Councillors) on 9 November 1898 for a term of six years.

* - re-elected aldermen.

Party Alderman
Conservative William Bartlett *
Liberal William Benjamin Bowring JP *
Irish Nationalist Dr. Andrew Commins MP *
Conservative Charles Herbert Giles *
Liberal Unionist Henry Hugh Hornby JP *
Conservative Thomas Menlove JP *
Liberal Jeremiah Miles JP *
Liberal Edward Paull JP
Irish Nationalist Edward Purcell
Liberal James Ruddin JP *
Conservative Archibald Tutton Salvidge the younger JP
Liberal Frederick Smith *
Conservative Ephraim Walker JP *
Conservative William Humphry Williams *

[13] [14] [15] [16] [17]

By-elections

Aldermanic By Election, 9 November 1898

Following the death of Alderman Arthur Bower Forwood Bart. MP, former councillor Herbert Campbell JP (Conservative, North Toxteth elected 1886,[18] 1889[19] and 1892[20]) was elected as an alderman by the council on 9 November 1898[17] [21] .[22]

No. 20, Great George, 25 November 1898

Caused by the election of Councillor Edward Paul (Liberal, Great George, elected 1 November 1898)[3] as an alderman by the Council on 9 November 1898.[17]

No. 20 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
John Henderson 925 63%
George Henry Ball 537 37%
Majority 388
Registered electors
Turnout 1,462
[[|N/A]] hold Swing

[23] [24]

No. 13, North Scotland, 29 November 1898

Caused by the election of Councillor Edward Purcell (Irish Nationalist, North Scotland, elected 1 November 1896)[25] as an alderman by the council (councillors and aldermen) on 9 November 1898.[17]

No. 20 North Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Alexander Murray Bligh unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

[24]

No. 14, South Scotland, 29 November 1898

Caused by the death of Councillor Owen O'Hara (Irish Nationalist, South Scotland, elected 1 November 1896)[26] on 11 November 1898.[27]

No. 14 South Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Austin Harford 756 49%
Terence Edward Brady 472 24%
George Turner 470 24%
Patrick Redmond 231 12%
Majority 284
Registered electors
Turnout 1,929
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

[28] [29]

No. 20, Great George, 10 February 1899

Caused by the death of Councillor Thomas Donnelly (Liberal, Great George, elected 1 November 1897)[30] on 18 January 1899.[31]

No. 20 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Dowdall unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

[32]

No.1, Sandhills, 17 March 1899

Caused by the resignation of Councillor William Nelson (Liberal, Sandhills, elected 1 November 1897)[33] which was reported to the Council on 1 March 1899.[34]

No. 1 Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Bernard Conlon unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

[35]

No. 14, South Scotland, 28 April 1899

The election of George Jeremy Lynskey (Irish Nationalist, South Scotland, elected unopposed 1 November 1898)[3] was declared void by the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice 15 April 1899[36] .[37]

No. 14 South Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Francis Joseph Harford 993 53%
George Jeremy Lynskey 893 47%
Majority 100
Registered electors
Turnout 1,886
[[|N/A]] hold Swing

[37]

No. 15, Vauxhall, 19 May 1899

Caused by the death of Councillor Thomas Flynn (Irish Nationalist, Vauxhall, elected 1 November 1897)[38] on 3 May 1899.[39]

No. 15 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Thomas Burke 680 69%
Patrick Jeremiah Kelly 304 31%
Majority 376
Registered electors
Turnout 984
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

[40]

No. 14, South Scotland,

Caused by the death of Councillor Robert Thompson (Irish Nationalist, South Scotland, elected 1 November 1896) [41] on 21 July 1899.[42]

No. 14 South Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Registered electors
[[|N/A]] hold Swing

No. 26, Dingle, 10 October 1899

Caused by the resignation of Alderman Joseph Bond Morgan (Conservative, elected by the council as an alderman on 9 November 1895)[43] [44]

Councillor Thomas Evans (Conservative, Dingle, elected 1 November 1897) [30] was elected by the Council (Councillors and Aldermen) as an Alderman on 6 September 1899[44] .[45]

No. 26 Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Stephen Collard unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

No. 19, St. Peter's, October 1899

The resignation of Alderman Jeremiah Miles (Liberal, elected 9 November 1898) was reported to the Council on 4 October 1899.[46] Councillor William Henry Watts (Liberal St. Peter's, elected 1 November 1897) was elected as an alderman by the council on 4 October 1899.

No. 19 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Miles *
Majority
Registered electors
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

See also

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