Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on Saturday 1 November 1902.

A total of 38 seats were up for election. Seven new seats were up for election for the first time: the third seat for the Anfield ward, and all three seats for each of the new wards of Aigburth and Garston.

20 of the 38 seats were not contested.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative ?? +1 ?? ??
Liberal ?? +5 ?? ??
Irish Nationalist ?? +1 ?? ??
Independent Irish Nationalist ?? -1 0 ??
Liberal Unionist ?? 0 ?? ??
Labour ?? 0 0 ??
Independent ?? 0 0 ??

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1902
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 16 3 2 +1 42%
  Liberal 14 5 0 +5 37%
  Irish Nationalist 3 1 0 +1 8%
  Ind. Conservative 2 2 0 +2 5%
  Liberal Unionist 1 0 0 0 3%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0%

In view of the large number of uncontested seats, these statistics should be taken in that context.

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Comparisons are made with the 1899 election results, as the retiring councillors were elected in that year.

Abercromby

No. 21 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur Black 966 60%
Conservative Morris Paterson Jones * 647 40%
Majority 319
Registered electors
Turnout 1,613
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Aigburth

No. 29 Aigburth - 3 seats
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Archibald Bathgate unopposed
Conservative William Hall Jowett unopposed
Conservative Arthur Twiss Kemble unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Anfield

No. 3 Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Evans * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal win (new seat)

Breckfield

No. 6 Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Louis Samuel Cohen * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Brunswick

No. 25 Brunswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Roberts * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal 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 Austin Taylor
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Edge Hill

No.No. 12 Edge Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samuel Wasse Higginbottom MP * 1,500 64%
Labour Robert Clement Faulkener 847 36%
Majority 653
Registered electors
Turnout 2,347
Conservative hold Swing

Everton

No. 9 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William Denton * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold 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

Garston

No. 30 Garston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Conservative Edward Wrake Turner 993 38%
Ind. Conservative Frederick James Rawlinson 891 34%
Liberal James Picthall 750 29%
Conservative Thomas Semmens 593 23%
Conservative George Washington Hughes 568 22%
Independent Michael Somers 249 10%
Majority
Registered electors
Turnout 2,585
Ind. Conservative win (new seat)
Ind. Conservative win (new seat)
Liberal win (new seat)

As Edward Wrake Turner received the highest number of seats his term of office was due to expire on 1 November 1905. As Frederick James Rawlinson received the second highest number of seats his term of office was due to expire on 1 November 1904. As James Picthall received the third highest number of seats his term of office was due to expire on 1 November 1903.

Granby

No. 22 Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Lea * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

Great George

No. 20 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Lamport Ellis * 704 55%
George Allen 582 45%
Majority 122
Registered electors
Turnout 1,286
Liberal hold Swing

Kensington

No. 11 Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Henry Edwardes * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Kirkdale

No. 2 Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dr. John Utting unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Low Hill

No. 10 Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Quilliam Roby 1,118 68%
Labour Nicholas Donovan 518 32%
Majority 600
Registered electors
Turnout 1,636
Conservative hold Swing

Netherfield

No. 8 Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Watson Rutherford * 1,567 95%
Independent Edward Phillips 88 5%
Majority 1,479
Registered electors
Turnout 1,655
Conservative hold Swing

North Scotland

No. 13 North Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Patrick Joseph Daly unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Prince's Park

No. 23 Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Acheson Lyle Rupert Rathbone 1,347 57%
Conservative Walter William Thomas * 1,032 43%
Majority 315
Registered electors
Turnout 2,379
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Sandhills

No. 1 Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Irish Nationalist Patrick Joseph Deery * unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

St. Anne's

No. 17 St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julius Jacobs 1,058 50%
Liberal John Clancy 1,055 50%
Majority 1,058
Registered electors
Turnout 2,113
Conservative hold Swing

St. Domingo

No. 7 St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Bennett Colton * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peter's

No. 19 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Armour 371 95%
Independent John Grimes 19 5%
Majority 352
Registered electors
Turnout 390
Liberal hold Swing

Sefton Park East

No. 24A Sefton Park East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Wilfrid Bowring Stoddart 1,188 52%
Conservative Dr. Richard Caton 1,092 48%
Majority 96
Registered electors
Turnout 2,280
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Sefton Park West

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

South Scotland

No. 14 South Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Austin Harford * unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist gain from Independent Irish Nationalist

Vauxhall

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

Walton

No. 3A Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Brodrick Smith Brodrick 944 72%
Independent Joseph Carleton 355 27%
Independent Edward Phillips 7 1%
Majority 589
Registered electors
Turnout 1,306
Conservative hold Swing

Warbreck

No. 27 Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter McGuffie unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative win (new seat)

Wavertree

No. 5 Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Unionist James Willcox Alsop * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal Unionist hold Swing

West Derby

No. 28 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Utley * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Aldermanic Election

It was reported to the council on 9 November 1902 that Garston Urban District Council had nominated John Ernest Tinne (Aigburth ward) and William Newall (Garston ward) to be aldermen. These two were duly elected as aldermen by the councillors and aldermen on 9 November 1902. [5] [8]

Party Alderman Ward Term expires
John Ernest Tinne No. 29 Aigburth
William Newall No.30 Garston

By-elections

No.13, North Scotland, 17 December 1902

Caused by the death of Councillor James Daly (Irish Nationalist, North Scotland, elected 1 November 1900)[9] on 18 November 1902 was reported to the Council on 29 November 1902.[10]

No. 13 North Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Thomas Kelly 690 58%
Patrick Toner 487 41%
Hugh O'Donnell 11 1%
Majority 203
Registered electors
Turnout 1,188
Swing

[11] [12]

No. 12, Edge Hill, 30 January 1903

Caused by the death of Councillor Samuel Wasse Higginbottom MP (Conservative, elected 1 November 1902)[4] on 28 December 1902.[13]

No.No. 12 Edge Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Sharrock Higginbottom 1,693 71%
Labour Robert Clement Faulkener 668 28%
Edward Phillips 9 0.004%
Majority 1,025
Registered electors
Turnout 2,370
Conservative hold Swing

[14] [15]

No. 29 Aigburth, 30 April 1903

Caused by the resignation of Alderman John Ernest Tinne (elected 9 November 1902),[8] which was reported to the council on 4 March 1893.[16]

Councillor William Hall Jowett (Conservative, Aigburth, elected 1 November 1902)[3] was elected as an alderan by the council (councillors and aldermen) on 1 April 1903[17] .[18]

No. 29 Aigburth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Salmon unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

[19] [20]

No.16, Exchange, 15 June 1903

The death of Alderman James Ruddin occurred on 21 April 1903 was reported to the Council on 6 May 1903.[21] His place was taken by Councillor Edmond Brownbill (Liberal. Exchange, elected 1 November 1902)[3] was elected as an alderman by the council (Councillors and Aldermen) on 3 June 1903.[22]

No. 16 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alexander Allan Paton unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

[23]

No.3 Anfield, 26 May 1903

The death of Councillor John Valentine Smith (Conservative, Anfield elected 10 May 1901)[24] on 1 May 1903 was reported to the council on 6 May 1903[19]

No. 3 Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Henry Jones 759 56%
Charles Henry Rutherford 601 44%
Majority 158
Registered electors
Turnout 1,360
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

[25]

No.26, Dingle, 15 June 1903

Caused by the resignation of Councillor Austin Taylor MP (Conservative, Dingle, elected 1 November 1902)[3]

No. 26 Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dr. Richard Caton
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

[26]

No.30, Garston, 27 July 1903

The death of Alderman William Newall on 5 June 1903 was reported to the Council on 10 June 1903.[27]

In his place, Councillor Edward Wrake Turner (Independent Conservative, Garston, elected 1 November 1902)[4] was elected as an alderman by the council (councillors and aldermen) on 1 July 1903.[26] [28] .[29]

No. 30 Garston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Washington Hughes unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative gain from Ind. Conservative Swing

[30] [31]

No. Sandhills, 6 August 1903

The death of Councillor Thomas Salter (Liberal, Sandhills, elected 1 November 1901)[32] on 5 July 1903 was reported to the council on 5 August 1903.[33]

No. 1 Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Thomas Owen Ruddin 956
George James Smith 691
Majority 265
Registered electors
Turnout 1,647
Swing

[34]

No.21, Abercromby,

Caused by the death of Councillor Lorents Braun Haddock (Conservative, Abercromby, elected 1 November 1900)[35] on 21 August 1903, which was reported to the Council on 2 September 1903.[36]

No. 21 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority
Registered electors
Turnout
gain from Swing

See also

References

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