Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on Wednesday 1 November 1922.

One third of the council seats were up for election. The term of office for each councillor being three years.

Thirteen of the thirty-six seats up for election were uncontested.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative 67 +9 23 90
Liberal 6 0 3 9
Coalition Liberal 10 -1 4 14
Irish Nationalist 21 0 3 24
Labour 6 -6 2 8
Independent 4 +1 0 4

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1922
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 23 8 0 +8 64% 43% 50,270
  Irish Nationalist 7 0 0 0 19% 10% 9,068
  Liberal 3 1 1 0 8% 10% 11,463
  Labour 1 0 8 -8 29% 33,142
  Patriotic Labour 1 1 0 +1 2.8% 2.6% 2,999
  Independent Labour 1 1 0 +1 2.8% 1.9% 2,184
  Ind. Conservative 0 0 0 0 0% 1.9% 2,219
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0% 1.4% 1,638

Ward results

* - Retiring Councillor seeking re-election

Comparisons are made with the 1919 election results, as the retiring councillors were elected then.

Abercromby

No. 9 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edwin Thompson * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Aigburth

No. 17 Aigburth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Morley Miller * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Anfield

No. 29 Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Young Williamson 2,602 50%
Liberal Alfred Gates 1,510 29%
Labour Fred Robinson 1,124 21%
Majority 1,092
Registered electors 9,243
Turnout 5,236 57%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Breckfield

No. 30 Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward James Jones 3,594 67%
Labour Henry Alfred Booth * 1,611 30%
Irish Nationalist John Gaffney 121 2%
Majority 1,983
Registered electors 9,557
Turnout 5,326 56%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Brunswick

No. 11 Brunswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist John Alfred Kelly * unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 7 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Sandeman Allen unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Dingle

No. 12 Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Wallace Kelly * 4,741 53%
Labour Horace Godden Cole 4,243 47%
Majority 498
Registered electors 13,765
Turnout 8,984 65%
Conservative hold Swing

Edge Hill

No.No. 18 Edge Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert John Hall 3,206 49%
Labour Charles Burden * 2,438 38%
Irish Nationalist William Henry McGuiness 502 8%
Patriotic Labour Charles Stamper 345 5.3%
Majority 768
Registered electors 13,765
Turnout 8,984 65%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Everton

No. 21 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry Walker * 4,663 57%
Conservative Alfred Michael Urding 3,542 43%
Irish Nationalist Matthew Grogan 26 0.3%
Independent James Linge 11 0.1%
Majority 1,121
Registered electors 12,025
Turnout 8,242 69%
Labour hold Swing

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Peter Kavanagh * unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Fairfield

No. 31 Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Edmund Travis 2,809 61%
National Liberal Joseph Lucas * 1,821 39%
Majority 988
Registered electors 9,061
Turnout 4,630 51%
Liberal gain from National Liberal Swing

Fazakerley

No. 27 Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Quayle * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Garston

No. 37 Garston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edmund Robert Thompson 1,988 57%
Labour James Henry Dutton * 1,496 43%
Majority 492
Registered electors 5,802
Turnout 3,484 60%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Granby

No. 14 Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frederick Charles Bowring 2,283 65%
Independent Robert Tissyman 1,225 35%
Majority 1,058
Registered electors 8,847
Turnout 3,508 40%
Liberal hold Swing

Great George

No. 10 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Thomas Owen Ruddin * unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Kensington

No. 19 Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hughes Rutherford 3,755 67%
Labour Charles Wilson 1,703 31%
Irish Nationalist Edward John Delaney 121 2%
Majority 2,052
Registered electors 10,548
Turnout 5,579 53%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Kirkdale

No. 24 Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dr. Robert Garnett Sheldon * 4,629 70%
Labour Frederick Jones, Senior 1,903 29%
Patriotic Labour Abraham Slater 117 2%
Majority 2,726
Registered electors 14,890
Turnout 6,649 45%
Conservative hold Swing

Little Woolton

No. 39 Little Woolton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rupert Henry Bremner unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative win (new seat)

Low Hill

No. 20 Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ellis Keyser Yates 2,978 53%
Labour Thomas Joseph Rowan 1,530 27%
Irish Nationalist Joseph Loughran 1,112 20%
Majority 1,448
Registered electors 9,851
Turnout 5,620 57%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Netherfield

No. 22 Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Patriotic Labour John Walker * 2,654 42%
Ind. Conservative William Edward McLachlan 2,219 35%
Labour George Chadwick 1,350 22%
Irish Nationalist Patrick Charles Roche 55 1%
Majority 435
Registered electors 10,745
Turnout 6,278 58%
Patriotic Labour gain from Independent

North Scotland

No. 2 North Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist John Clancy * 2,499 55%
Labour Edward Campbell 2,011 45%
Majority 488
Registered electors 7,549
Turnout 4,510 60%
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Old Swan

No. 32 Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Waterworth 3,485 56%
Labour Herbert Edward Rose * 1,893 31%
Irish Nationalist James Farrell jun. 813 13%
Majority 1,592
Registered electors 11,263
Turnout 6,191 55%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Prince's Park

No. 13 Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Jackson * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Sandhills

No. 1 Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Thomas Wafer Byrne * unopposed
Registered electors
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

St. Anne's

No. 6 St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Labour John Nield 2,181 57%
Liberal Philip Durning Holt * 1,642 43%
Majority 539
Registered electors 7,745
Turnout 3,823 49%
Independent Labour gain from Liberal Swing

St. Domingo

No. 23 St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas White * 3,917 84%
Patriotic Labour Charles Henry Allam 721 16%
Majority 3,196
Registered electors 10,545
Turnout 4,638 44%
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peter's

No. 8 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Alexander Cole * 732 65%
Independent Frederick Bowman 402 35%
Majority 330
Registered electors 2,564
Turnout 1,134 44%
Conservative hold Swing

Sefton Park East

No. 15 Sefton Park East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arnold Rushton * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Sefton Park West

No. 16 Sefton Park West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Herbert Reynolds Rathbone * unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold Swing

South Scotland

The death of Councillor John O'Shea (Irish Nationalist, elected 1 November 1919)[1] occurred on 28 October 1922,[2] three days before his term of office was due to expire.

No. 3 South Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Michael O'Mahony 2,540 50.4%
Labour Henry Gaskin 2,499 49.6%
Majority 41
Registered electors
Turnout
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Vauxhall

No. 4 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Thomas Arthur Murphy 1,068 73%
Labour Michael James Mulvihill 389 27%
Majority 679
Registered electors 3,572
Turnout 1,457 41%
Irish Nationalist hold Swing

Walton

No. 25 Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Roland Clare unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Warbreck

No. 26 Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Bartholomew Herman * 2,856 79%
Labour Francis Fitzpatrick 745 21%
Majority 2,111
Registered electors 10,902
Turnout 3,601 33%
Conservative hold Swing

Wavertree

No. 34 Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Angers * 2,228 43%
Liberal Charles Sydney Jones 2,070 40%
Labour George Boothman 885 17%
Majority 158
Registered electors 9,707
Turnout 5,183 53%
Conservative hold Swing

Wavertree West

No. 33 Wavertree West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Granville Legge 2,067 46%
Labour William Augustus Colcutt * 1,170 26%
Liberal John Richard Hobhouse 1,149 25%
Irish Nationalist Benjamin McGinnty 134 3%
Majority 897
Registered electors 9,239
Turnout 4,520 49%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

West Derby

No. 28 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Duncan French 3,950 72%
Labour Walter Percy Helm * 1,489 27%
Irish Nationalist John Patrick Farrelly 77 1.4%
Majority 2,461
Registered electors 10,754
Turnout 5,516 51%
Conservative hold Swing

[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Aldermanic Elections

Aldermanic Election 7 February 1923

Caused by the death of Alderman Richard Dart (Conservative, last elected as an alderman 9 November 1913)[10][11] Councillor John Edwards (Conservative, Old Swan, elected 1 November 1921)[12] was elected by the councillors as an alderman on 7 February 1923. [13]

Party Alderman Ward Term expires
Conservative John Edwards No. 31 Fairfield 1923

Aldermanic Election 7 March 1923

Caused by the death of Alderman Louis Samuel Cohen (Conservative, last elected as an alderman 9 November 1913).[10] In his place Councillor Thomas Dowd (Conservative Fairfield, elected 1 November 1921),[14] Fruit Merchant of "Meadowside", Mount Road, Upton, Wirral was elected by the councillors as an alderman on 7 March 1923.

Party Alderman Ward Term expires
Conservative Thomas Dowd No. 26 Warbreck 1923

[15] [16] [17]

By-elections

No. 29 Anfield, 17 January 1923

Caused by the resignation of Councillor William Owen Thomas (Liberal, Anfield, elected 1 November 1920)[18] which was reported to the Council on 3 January 1923[19]

No. 29 Anfield 17 January 1923
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alfred Gates 1,524
Arthur Venmore 1,336
Majority 188
Registered electors 9,243
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

[20]

No. 32 Old Swan, Tuesday 20 February 1923

Following the death of Alderman Richard Dart (Conservative, last elected as an alderman 9 November 1913)[10][11] Councillor John Edwards (Conservative, Old Swan, elected 1 November 1921)[12] was elected by the councillors as an alderman on 7 February 1923 .[13]

No. 32 Old Swan 20 February 1923
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Whittle 2,060 55%
Labour Herbert Edward Rose 1,661 45%
Majority 399
Registered electors 11,263
Turnout 3,721
Conservative hold Swing

[21]

No. 31 Fairfield, 21 March 1923

Caused by the election by the Council of Councillor Thomas Dowd (Conservative, Fairfield, elected 1 November 1921)[14] as an alderman on 7 March 1922.[15][16][17]

No. 31 Fairfield 21 March 1923
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Charles Sydney Jones unopposed
Registered electors 9,061
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

[22]

No. 33 Wavertree West, Tuesday 15 May 1923

Caused by the resignation of Councillor Sidney Stanley Dawson (Conservative, Wavertree West, elected 1 November 1921)[23] was reported to the Council on 2 May 1923.[24]

No. 33 Wavertree West 15 May 1923
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Richard Hobhouse 1,490 40%
Edward Percival Parker 1,274 34%
Labour William Augustus Colcutt 934 25%
Majority 216
Registered electors 9,239
Turnout 3,698 40%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

[25] [26]

No. 7 Castle Street, 21 June 1923

Caused by the death of Councillor Benjamin Cookson (Party?, Castle Street, elected 1 November 1920) on 7 May 1923.[25]

No. 7 Castle Street 21 June 1923
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick William Frodsham unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

[27] [28]

No. 31 Fazakerley,

Caused by the death of Councillor Matthew Leitch (Conservative, Fazakerley, elected 1 November 1920)[29] on 9 May 1923.[25]

No. 27 Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority
Registered electors
Turnout
gain from Swing

No. 22 Netherfield, Tuesday 31 July 1923

Caused by the death of Councillor William Ball (Conservative, Netherfield, elected 1 November 1920)[30] on 3 July 1923.[27]

No. 22 Netherfield 31 July 1923
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Conservative William Edward McLachlan 2,437 68%
Charles Stamper 717 20%
Labour George Chadwick 406 11%
Majority 1,720
Registered electors 10,745
Turnout 3,560 33%
Ind. Conservative gain from

[31]

See also

References

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  3. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1922-1923 front page". Retrieved 21 July 2017.
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  7. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1922-1923 page 4". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  8. ^ Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury 3 November 1922
  9. ^ (Liverpool) Daily Courier 3 November 1922
  10. ^ a b c 1913 Liverpool City Council election#Aldermanic Election 9 November 1913
  11. ^ a b "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1922 - 23 pg 119". Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  12. ^ a b 1921 Liverpool City Council election#Old Swan
  13. ^ a b "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1922 - 23 pg 120". Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  14. ^ a b 1921 Liverpool City Council election#Fairfirld
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  16. ^ a b "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the ouncil 1922-1923 page 166". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the ouncil 1922-1923 page 167". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  18. ^ 1920 Liverpool City Council election#Anfield
  19. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1922 - 23 pg 94". Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  20. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1922 - 23 pg 118". Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1922 - 23 pg 164". Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  22. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1922 - 23 (selected page scans) pg 202". Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  23. ^ 1921 Liverpool City Council election#Wavertree West
  24. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1922 - 23 (selected page scans) pg 236". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  25. ^ a b c "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1922 - 23 pg 268". Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  26. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1922 - 23 (selected page scans) pg 269". Retrieved 13 February 2016.
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  28. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1922 - 23 pg 299". Retrieved 25 July 2017.[permanent dead link]
  29. ^ 1920 Liverpool City Council election#Fazakerley
  30. ^ 1920 Liverpool City Council election#Netherfield
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