Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on 1 November 1931.

Nine of the forty seats were uncontested.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative ?? +8 ?? ??
Labour ?? -9 ?? ??
Liberal ?? 0 ?? ??
Democratic Labour ?? ?? ?? ??
Independent ?? ?? ?? ??
Protestant ?? ?? ?? ??

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1931
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 31 8 0 +8 76% 55% 75,431
  Labour 5 0 9 -9 13% 35% 48,122
  Liberal 1 0 0 0 3%
  Democratic Labour 2 5%
  Independent 1
  Protestant
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0%

Ward results

* - Councillor seeking re-election

Comparisons are made with the 1930 election results.

Abercromby

No. 9 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Maver Finlason 2,447 74%
Labour Bernard Louis Meyer 851 26%
Majority 1,596
Registered electors 9,493
Turnout 3,298 35%
Conservative hold Swing

Aigburth

No. 17 Aigburth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wilfred Bowring Stoddart * unopposed
Registered electors 4,379
Conservative hold Swing

Allerton

No. 35 Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs. Gertrude Elizabeth Wilson * 1,624 83%
Labour Miss Elsie Emily Louise Hickling 337 17%
Majority 1,287
Registered electors
Turnout 1,961
Conservative hold Swing

Anfield

No. 29 Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Young Williamson * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Breckfield

No. 30 Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry James Pearson jr. 3,066 71%
Labour Alfred Hargreaves 1,281 29%
Majority 1,785
Registered electors 10,369
Turnout 4,347 42%
Conservative hold Swing

Brunswick

No. 11 Brunswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Moorhead * 3,442 74%
Conservative David Jukes 1,190 26%
Majority 2,252
Registered electors 9,088
Turnout 4,632 51%
Labour hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 7 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Ernest Shennan unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Childwall

No. 38 Childwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gifford Cameron Ollason 1,094 57%
Liberal Alan Carmichael Williams 816 43%
Majority 278
Registered electors 3,105
Turnout 1,910 62%
Conservative hold Swing

Croxteth

No. 40 Croxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Walter Anderson 2,096 49%
Labour Mrs.Mary Lilian Hamilton 2,000
Independent Charles William Heaton 184 4%
Majority 96
Registered electors 10,851
Turnout 4,280 39%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Dingle

No. 12 Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs. Nancy Proctor 4,108 48%
Labour James Lawrenson 3,027 35%
Protestant Richard Bradley 1,501 17%
Majority 1,081
Registered electors 15,469
Turnout 8,636 56%
Conservative hold Swing

Edge Hill

No.No. 18 Edge Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stanley Ronald Williams 3,772 62%
Labour Mrs. Sarah Anne McArd 2,272 38%
Majority 1,500
Registered electors 13,274
Turnout 6,044 46%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Everton

No. 21 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James McKay 3,128 53%
Labour Albert Smitton 2,735 47%
Majority 393
Registered electors 13,500
Turnout 5,863 43%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Exchange

No. 5 Exchange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Peter Kavanagh * 1,228 91%
Labour Samuel Sydney Silverman 116 9%
Majority 1,112
Registered electors 2,492
Turnout 1,344 54%
Independent hold Swing

Fairfield

No. 31 Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Gordon Snowden Gordon * 3,444 76%
Labour Richard Thomas Hughes 1,085 24%
Majority 2,359
Registered electors 10,220
Turnout 4,529 44%
Conservative hold Swing

Fazakerley

No. 27 Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ernest Tyson 3,125 66%
Labour Francis Bernard Fitzpatrick * 1,593 34%
Majority 1,532
Registered electors 10,866
Turnout 4,718 43%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Garston

No. 37 Garston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Williams * 2,189 55%
Labour William Sydney Dytor 1,813 45%
Majority 376
Registered electors 7,131
Turnout 4,002 56%
Conservative hold Swing

Granby

No. 14 Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir Frederick Charles Bowring* 2,974 75%
Labour James Johnstone 1,015 25%
Majority 1,959
Registered electors 9,918
Turnout 3,989 40%
Liberal hold Swing

Great George

No. 10 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Labour Harry Leo Gaffeney * 858 59%
Labour Patrick Campbell 594 41%
Majority 264
Registered electors 5,043
Turnout 1,452 29%
Swing

Kensington

No. 19 Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Gardner 3,877 69%
Labour Joseph Whitehead 1,708 31%
Majority 2,169
Registered electors 11,351
Turnout 5,585 49%
Conservative hold Swing

Kirkdale

No. 24 Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Francis Samuel Henwood Ashcroft 3,801 44%
Labour Robert Joseph McDonnell * 2,708 31%
Majority 1,093
Registered electors 17,017
Turnout 8,726 51%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Little Woolton

No. 39 Little Woolton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rupert Henry Bremner * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Low Hill

No. 20 Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gordon Roberrt Kitchen 3,334 59%
Labour Fred Robinson * 2,273 41%
Majority 1,061
Registered electors 11,271
Turnout 5,607 50%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Much Woolton

No. 36 Much Woolton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Neville Bewley 885 52%
Independent Ernest Whiteley 821 48%
Majority 64
Registered electors 2,299
Turnout 1,706 74%
Conservative hold Swing

Netherfield

No. 22 Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William John Matthew Clark 3,632 55%
Labour John Bagot * 2,984 45%
Majority 648
Registered electors 12,090
Turnout 6,616 55%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

North Scotland

No. 2 North Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Fay * 2,966 88%
Communist Leo Joseph McGree 412 12%
Majority 2,554
Registered electors 8,758
Turnout 3,378 39%
Labour hold Swing

Old Swan

No. 32 Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Waterworth * 4,495 72%
Labour Alfred Demain 1,780 28%
Majority 2,715
Registered electors 15,881
Turnout 6,275 40%
Conservative hold Swing

Prince's Park

No. 13 Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Davies Griffiths * 3,122 72%
Labour John Hamilton 1,213 28%
Majority 1,909
Registered electors 9,913
Turnout 4,335 44%
Conservative hold Swing

Sandhills

No. 1 Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Henry Dunford 2,355 88%
Communist Mrs.Beatrice Bruce 314 12%
Majority 314
Registered electors 9,499
Turnout 2,669 28%
Labour hold Swing

St. Anne's

No. 6 St. Anne's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John David Mack * unopposed
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

St. Domingo

No. 23 St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Harold Leftwich 2,292 41%
Protestant Albert Clayton 1,848
Labour Frederick Jones 1,489 26%
Majority 444
Registered electors 11,734
Turnout 5,629 48%
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peter's

No. 8 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Wolfe Levy 973 81%
Labour Joseph Nugent 232 19%
Majority 741
Registered electors 2,979
Turnout 1,205 40%
Conservative hold Swing

Sefton Park East

No. 15 Sefton Park East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Captain Gordon Robertson unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Sefton Park West

No. 16 Sefton Park West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Graham Reece * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

South Scotland

No. 3 South Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Harrington * unopposed
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

Vauxhall

No. 4 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Labour Thomas Arthur Murphy 849 57%
Labour Arthur Brian Hoer * 642 43%
Majority 207
Registered electors 3,783
Turnout 1,491 39%
Democratic Labour gain from Labour

Walton

No. 25 Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reginald Richard Bailey 5,530 75%
Labour William James Riddick 1,888 25%
Majority 3,642
Registered electors 16,395
Turnout 7,418 45%
Conservative hold Swing

Warbreck

No. 26 Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Critchley * 4,504 84%
Labour Richard Austin Rockliffe 883 16%
Majority 3,621
Registered electors 12,376
Turnout 5,387 44%
Conservative hold Swing

Wavertree

No. 34 Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Village 4,767 77%
Labour John Reginald Bevins 1,396 23%
Majority 3,371
Registered electors 14,576
Turnout 6,163 42%
Conservative hold Swing

Wavertree West

No. 33 Wavertree West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Naphtali Julius Price 2,936 67%
Labour Charles Matthew Belk 1,444 33%
Majority 1,492
Registered electors 8,906
Turnout 4,380 49%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

West Derby

No. 28 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Duncan-French * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

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

Aldermanic elections

Aldermanic election 9 November 1931

The term of office of Alderman Patrick Jeremiah Kelly (Independent (politician), expired on 9 November 1931),[7] he was re-elected as an Alderman by the Councillors on the same date[8] [9]

Aldermanic Election 9 November 1931
Party Candidate Votes % Allocated ward
Independent Patrick Jeremiah Kelly 85 99% No. 27 Fazakerley
Independent Peter Kavanagh 1 1%

Aldermanic election 1 June 1932

Caused by the death on 18 March 1932 of Alderman Charles Wilson (Labour, elected as an alderman on 9 November 1929).[10][11] In his place Councillor Joseph Belger (Independent, last elected 1 November 1930)[12] was elected by the councillors as an alderman on 1 June 1932[13] [14]

Aldermanic Election 9 November 1931
Party Candidate Votes % Allocated ward
Independent Councillor Joseph Belger 42 62% No. 18 Edge Hill
Labour Councillor Laurence King 26 38%

Aldermanic election 6 July 1932

Caused by the death on 13 May 1932 of Alderman Herbart John Davis (Conservative, elected as an alderman on 6 March 1929).[15][13] In his place Mr. Richard Rutherford (Conservative, whose resignation as an alderman was reported to the Council on 7 October 1931)[16] was elected by the councillors as an alderman on 6 July 1932 [17] [18]

Aldermanic Election 6 July 1932
Party Candidate Votes % Allocated ward
Conservative Mr. Richard Rutherford 46 79% No. 34 Wavertree
Labour Councillor Laurence King 18 21%

The term of office to expire on 9 November 1935.

By-elections

No. 4 Vauxhall, 3 November 1931

Caused by the resignation of Councillor Dr. Percy Henry Hayes (Labour, Vauxhall, last elected on 1 November 1929),[19] which was reported to the Council on 21 October 1931.[20]

No. 4 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Stephen McBride 771 61%
Labour Stanley Part 486 39%
Majority 285
Registered electors 3,783
Turnout 1,257 33%
gain from [[Labour|Labour]] Swing

[5] [21]

No. 34 Wavertree, 9 December 1931

Caused by the death of Councillor Albert Edward Martin (Conservative, elected to the Wavertree ward on 1 November 1929).[22]

No. 34 Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Redmond unopposed
Registered electors 14,576
Conservative hold Swing

[23]

No. 4 Vauxhall, Tuesday 28 June 1932

Caused by the death on 18 March 1932 of Alderman Charles Wilson (Labour, elected as an alderman on 9 November 1929).[10][11] In his place Councillor James Belger (Independent, last elected 1 November 1930)[12] was elected by the councillors as an alderman on 1 June 1932[13][14]

No. 4 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent James O'Hare 801 55%
Labour Arthur Brian Hoer 651 45%
Majority 150
Registered electors 3,783
Turnout 1,452 38%
Independent hold Swing

[24]

No. 13 Prince's Park, 27 September 1932

Caused by the death on 25 August 1932 of Councillor Alfred Wood (Conservative, last elected 1 November 1929)[25][26]

No. 13 Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Roland Clare 1,794 57%
Labour Alfred Demain 1,331 43%
Majority 463
Registered electors 9,913
Turnout 3,125 32%
Conservative hold Swing

[27] [28]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 2". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 3". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 4". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 5". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  6. ^ Liverpool Daily Post 2 November 1931
  7. ^ 1925 Liverpool City Council election#Aldermanic Election 9 November 1925
  8. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 7". Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 8". Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  10. ^ a b 1929 Liverpool City Council election#Aldermanic Election 9 November 1929
  11. ^ a b "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 286". Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  12. ^ a b 1930 Liverpool City Council election#Vauxhall
  13. ^ a b c "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 400". Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 401". Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  15. ^ 1928 Liverpool City Council election#Aldermanic Elections 6 March 1929
  16. ^ 1930 Liverpool City Council election#Aldermanic Election 7 October 1931
  17. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 451". Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 452". Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  19. ^ 1929 Liverpool City Council election#Vauxhall
  20. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1930-1931 page 714". Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  21. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 6". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  22. ^ 1929 Liverpool City Council election#Wavertree
  23. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 132". Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  24. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 450". Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  25. ^ 1929 Liverpool City Council election#Prince's Park
  26. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 544". Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  27. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 570". Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  28. ^ "Liverpool City Council - Proceedings of the Council 1931-1932 page 571". Retrieved 6 September 2017.