Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on 2 November 1925.

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

Eight of the thirty-seven seats up for election were uncontested.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative 68 0 27 95
Liberal 12 -2 6 18
Catholic 18 +1 4 22
Labour 11 +3 1 12
Independent 2 +1 0 2
Protestant 2 +1 0 2
Communist 0 -1 0 0

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1925
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 23 2 2 0 62% 44% 59,167
  Catholic 7 7 0 +7 19% 7.3% 9,770
  Labour 4 3 1 +2 11% 36% 48,153
  Liberal 1 0 2 -2 3% 5.9% 7,905
  Protestant 1 1 0 +1 3% 2.4% 3,185
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 3% 2%

Ward results

* - Councillor seeking re-election

Comparisons are made with the 1922 election results.

Abercromby

No. 9 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edwin Thompson * unopposed
Registered electors 8,077
Conservative hold Swing

Aigburth

No. 17 Aigburth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wilfred Bowring Stoddart * unopposed
Registered electors 5,507
Conservative hold Swing

Allerton

No. 35 Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mrs. Gertrude Elizabeth Wilson 1,041 78%
Labour George Frederick Dutton 298 22%
Majority 743
Registered electors 2,487
Turnout 1,339 54%
Independent win (new seat)

Anfield

No. 29 Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Young Williamson * 2,633 49%
Liberal Walter Henry Cartwright 1,342 25%
Labour Joseph Jackson Cleary 1,416 26%
Majority 1,291
Registered electors 9,493
Turnout 5,391 57%
Conservative hold Swing

Breckfield

No. 30 Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward James Jones * 2,822 59%
Labour Thomas Joseph Conway Rowan 1,966 41%
Majority 856
Registered electors 9,957
Turnout 4,788 48%
Conservative hold Swing

Brunswick

No. 11 Brunswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Catholic John Alfred Kelly * unopposed
Registered electors 8,523
Catholic gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

Castle Street

No. 7 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Sandeman Allen MP * unopposed
Registered electors 2,586
Conservative hold Swing

Dingle

No. 12 Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Wallace Kelly * 5,314 56%
Labour Mrs. Gertrude Annie Cole 4,252 44%
Majority 1,062
Registered electors 14,466
Turnout 9,566 66%
Conservative hold Swing

Edge Hill

No.No. 18 Edge Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Wilson 3,542 55%
Conservative Robert John Hall * 2,916 45%
Majority 626
Registered electors 12,571
Turnout 6,458 51%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Everton

No. 21 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry Walker * 4,732 59%
Conservative Alfred Hemmons 3,329 41%
Majority 1,403
Registered electors 12,768
Turnout 8,061 63%
Labour hold Swing

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Catholic Peter Kavanagh * unopposed
Registered electors 2,805
Catholic gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

Fairfield

No. 31 Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur John Chapman-Durrant 2,813 57%
Labour Victor Harold Edgar Baker 1,346 27%
Liberal Edward Darius Roberts 814 16%
Majority 1,467
Registered electors 9,445
Turnout 4,973 53%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Fazakerley

No. 27 Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Francis Samuel Henwood Ashcroft 944 56%
Labour Albert Frederick Johnson 410 24%
Protestant Rev. Harry Dixon Longbottom 341 20%
Majority 534
Registered electors 2,886
Turnout 1,695 59%
Conservative hold Swing

Garston

No. 37 Garston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edmund Robert Thompson * 2,010 57%
Labour James Lawrenson 1,521 43%
Majority 489
Registered electors 6,175
Turnout 3,531 57%
Conservative hold Swing

Granby

No. 14 Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Frederick Charles Bowring * 2,851 62%
Labour William Henrty Barton 1,734 38%
Majority 1,117
Registered electors 9,450
Turnout 4,585 49%
Liberal hold Swing

Great George

No. 10 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Catholic Thomas Owen Ruddin * 1,199 68%
Labour Alfred James Ward 561 32%
Majority 638
Registered electors 4,645
Turnout 1,760 38%
Catholic gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

Kensington

No. 19 Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hughes Rutherford * 3,403 60%
Labour Richard Austin Rockliffe 2,310 40%
Majority 1,093
Registered electors 10,874
Turnout 5,713 53%
Conservative hold Swing

Kirkdale

No. 24 Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Garnett Sheldon * 3,824 77%
ex-Service John Dodd 1,165 23%
Majority 2,659
Registered electors 15,740
Turnout 4,989 32%
Conservative hold Swing

Little Woolton

No. 39 Little Woolton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rupert Henry Bremner * 267 94%
Labour John Henry Naylor Junr. 16 6%
Majority 251
Registered electors 443
Turnout 283 64%
Conservative hold Swing

Low Hill

No. 20 Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fred Robinson 2,880 51%
Conservative Robert Edward Bibby Trevor 2,818 49%
Majority 62
Registered electors 10,392
Turnout 5,698 55%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Netherfield

No. 22 Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Protestant John Walker * 2,844 58%
Labour George Chadwick 2,023 42%
Majority 821
Registered electors 11,753
Turnout 4,867 41%
Protestant gain from Patriotic Labour

North Scotland

No. 2 North Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Catholic Mgr. Thomas George 3,465 85%
Labour Richard McCann * 617 15%
Independent John Kearney 255 6%
Majority 2,848
Registered electors 8,121
Turnout 4,082 50%
Catholic gain from Labour Swing

Old Swan

No. 32 Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Waterworth * 3,193 66%
Labour Robert Joseph McDonnall 1,648 34%
Majority 1,545
Registered electors 11,996
Turnout 4,841 40%
Conservative hold Swing

Prince's Park

No. 13 Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Mawdsley Ritchie * 3,259 64%
Labour Robert Dixon-Smith 1,815 36%
Majority 1,444
Registered electors 9,344
Turnout 5,074 54%
Conservative hold Swing

Sandhills

No. 1 Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Wafer Byrne * 2,829 63%
Catholic William Henry McGuiness 1,695 37%
Majority 1,134
Registered electors 8,995
Turnout 4,524 50%
Labour gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

St. Anne's

No. 6 St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Catholic James Farrell Jnr. 2,093 48%
Labour Maurice Eschwege 1,545 36%
Communist John Nield * 705 16%
Independent John Corcoran 27 1%
Majority 548
Registered electors 8,639
Turnout 4,343 50%
Catholic gain from Independent Labour Swing

St. Domingo

No. 23 St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas White * 3,565 68%
Liberal Mrs. Sarah Anne McArd 1,648 32%
Majority 1,917
Registered electors 11,130
Turnout 5,213 47%
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peter's

No. 8 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Wolfe Levy * 766 57%
Labour John Loughlin 369 27%
Independent Frederick Bowman 207 15%
Majority 397
Registered electors 2,947
Turnout 1,342 46%
Conservative hold Swing

Sefton Park East

No. 15 Sefton Park East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Arnold Rushton * unopposed
Registered electors 8,899
Conservative hold Swing

Sefton Park West

No. 16 Sefton Park West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Graham Reece 2,051 56%
Liberal Hugh Reynolds Rathbone 1,580 44%
Majority 471
Registered electors 6,047
Turnout 3,631 60%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

South Scotland

No. 3 South Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Catholic Michael O'Mahony * 3,013 65%
Labour Edward Campbell 1,646 35%
Majority 1,367
Registered electors 8,468
Turnout 4,659 55%
Catholic gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

Vauxhall

No. 4 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Catholic Thomas Arthur Murphy * unopposed
Registered electors 3,848
Catholic gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

Walton

No. 25 Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Swift unopposed
Registered electors 13,042
Conservative hold Swing

Warbreck

No. 26 Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Critchley 3,515 68%
Labour Francis Lavery 1,673 32%
Majority 1,842
Registered electors 11,430
Turnout 5,188 45%
Conservative hold Swing

Wavertree

No. 34 Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Angers * 2,860 50%
Labour William Sidney Dytor 1,598 28%
Liberal Ernest Eric Edwards 1,318 23%
Majority 1,262
Registered electors 11,603
Turnout 5,776 50%
Conservative hold Swing

Wavertree West

No. 33 Wavertree West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Morey Paul 2,414 57%
Labour Herbert Edward Rose 1,794 43%
Majority 620
Registered electors 8,555
Turnout 4,208 49%
Conservative hold Swing

West Derby

No. 28 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Duncan French * 4,451 69%
Labour George Henry Boothman 1,964 31%
Majority 2,847
Registered electors 14,321
Turnout 6,415 45%
Conservative hold Swing

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

Aldermanic Elections

Aldermanic Election 9 November 1925

The term of office of Alderman William Albert Robinson (Labour, last elected as an alderman on 10 November 1919)[13] expired on this date.

At the Council meeting on 9 November 1925 there were two candidates nominated to fill this position: William Albert Robinson and Councillor Patrick Jeremiah Kelly (Catholic, South Scotland, elected as an Irish Nationalist on 1 November 1924).[14] The result of a poll of Councillors was :

Aldermanic Election 9 November 1925
Party Name Votes Percentage
Catholic Councillor Patrick Jeremiah Kelly 15 54%
Labour William Albert Robinson 13 46%

[15] [16]

Aldermanic Election 3 February 1926

Caused by the death on 14 December 1925 of Alderman Arthur Crosthwaite (Conservative, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1920).[17][18]

In a poll of councillors on 3 February 1926, Councillor James Conrad Cross (Conservative, last elected as a councillor on 1 November 1924)[19] was elected in his place.

Aldermanic Election 3 February 1926
Party Name Votes Percentage
Conservative Councillor James Conrad Cross 58 87%
Labour William Albert Robinson 9 13%

[20] [21]

By-elections

No. 30 Breckfield, 1 December 1925

Caused by the death on 20 October 1925 of Councillor Alfred Griffiths (Conservative, Breckfield, elected 1 November 1923).[22][23]

No. 30 Breckfield 1 December 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Protestant Rev. Harry Dixon Longbottom 2,451 53%
Labour William Albert Robinson 2,175 47%
Majority 276
Registered electors 9,957
Turnout 4,626 46%
Protestant gain from Conservative Swing

[24] [25]

No. 25 Walton, Tuesday 16 February 1926

Following the death of Alderman Arthur Crosthwaite on 14 December 1925,[18] Councillor James Conrad Cross (Conservative, last elected as a councillor on 1 November 1924)[19] was elected as an alderman by the councillors on 3 February 1926.[26]

No. 25 Walton Tuesday 16 February 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert John Hall unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

[27] [28]

No. 26 Warbreck, 18 February 1926

Caused by the death on 31 January 1926 of Councillor John Albert Thompson (Conservative, elected 1 November 1923)[29][20]

No. 26 Warbreck 18 February 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Jude 2,016 59%
Labour Francis Lavery 1,394 41%
Majority 622
Registered electors 11,430
Turnout 3,410 30%
Conservative hold Swing

[30] [31]

No. 18 Edge Hill, Tuesday 20 April 1926

Caused by the death on 18 March 1926 of Councillor Daniel Charles Williams (Conservative, Edge Hill, elected 1 November 1923)[32]

No.No. 18 Edge Hill Tuesday 20 April 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Smith 3,045 54%
Conservative Alan Layfield 2,642 46%
Majority 403
Registered electors 12,571
Turnout 5,687 45%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

[33] [34]

No. 28 West Derby,

Caused by the death on 21 July 1926 of Councillor Frederick William Riley (Conservative, West Derby, elected 1 November 1923)[35][36]

No. 28 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Majority
Registered electors 14,321
Turnout
gain from Swing

See also

References

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  14. ^ 1924 Liverpool City Council election#South Scotland
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  23. ^ 1923 Liverpool City Council election#Breckfield
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  29. ^ 1923 Liverpool City Council election#Warbreck
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  32. ^ 1923 Liverpool City Council election#Edge Hill
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  35. ^ 1923 Liverpool City Council election#West Derby
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