Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on 1 November 1937. One third of the council seats were up for election, the term of office of each councillor being three years.

Eight of the forty seats up for election were uncontested.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Conservative ?? ?? ?? ??
Labour ?? ?? ?? ??
Protestant ?? ?? ?? ??
Independent ?? ?? ?? ??
Liberal ?? ?? ?? ??

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1937
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 27 8 1 +7 67.5% 57% 97,769
  Labour 11 1 8 -7 27.5% 37% 63,796
  Protestant 1 0 0 0 2.5% 2.6% 4,559
  Independent 1 0 0 0 2.5% 1.6% 2,778
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0% 2.2% 3,790
  British Union of Fascists 0 0 0 0 0% 0.075% 129
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0% 0.065% 113

Ward results

* - Councillor seeking re-election

Comparisons are made with the 1934 election results.

Abercromby

No. 9 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Reginald Bevins 2,803 55%
Conservative Richard Clitherow 2,291 45%
Majority 512
Registered electors 9,647
Turnout 5,094 53%
Labour hold Swing

Aigburth

No. 17 Aigburth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Edward Stirling Napier 3,121 59%
Liberal John Richard Jones * 2,151 41%
Majority 970
Registered electors 10,659
Turnout 5,272 49%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Allerton

No. 35 Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gertrude Elizabeth Wilson * 2,453 79%
Labour John Albert Riddell 635 21%
Majority 1,818
Registered electors 6,074
Turnout 3,088 51%
Conservative hold Swing

Anfield

No. 29 Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Young Williamson * 4,179 73%
Labour John Francis Kenrick 1,528 27%
Majority 2,651
Registered electors 11,273
Turnout 5,707 51%
Conservative hold Swing

Breckfield

No. 30 Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George William Prout 4,046 75%
Labour William Tipping 1,343 25%
Majority 2,703
Registered electors 9,955
Turnout 5,389 54%
Conservative hold Swing

Brunswick

No. 11 Brunswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Moorhead * unopposed
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

Castle Street

No. 7 Castle Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Neville Bewley * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Childwall

No. 38 Childwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stanley Foster 2,423 55%
Liberal William Minto Mirrlees 1,639 37%
Labour John Wood 319 7%
Majority 784
Registered electors 7,427
Turnout 4,381 59%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Croxteth

No. 40 Croxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Hargreaves * 3,570 62%
Independent James Charles Pollard 2,148 38%
Majority 1,422
Registered electors 19,973
Turnout 5,718[
Labour hold Swing

Dingle

No. 12 Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George William Neale Gillespie 5,798 61%
Labour John David Towers * 3,678 39%
Majority 2,120
Registered electors 14,812
Turnout 9,476 64%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Edge Hill

No.No. 18 Edge Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bertram Saul Morgan 3,568 56%
Labour Agnes Mitton * 2,817 44%
Majority 751
Registered electors 11,591
Turnout 6,385 55%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Everton

No. 21 Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Nickson * 4,268 64%
Conservative James Moore 2,418 36%
Majority 1,850
Registered electors 12,052
Turnout 6,686 55%
Labour hold Swing

Exchange

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

Fairfield

No. 31 Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Gordon Snowdon Gordon * 2,983 62%
Labour Harold Stanley Martin 1,813 38%
Majority 1,170
Registered electors 10,410
Turnout 4,796 46%
Conservative hold Swing

Fazakerley

No. 27 Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert Gray Meredith 4,168 65%
Labour Francis Lavery * 2,278 35%
Majority 1,890
Registered electors 11,985
Turnout 6,446 54%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Garston

No. 37 Garston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Millwood Proffit 2,857 56%
Labour John Herbert Webster * 2,201 44%
Majority 656
Registered electors 8,005
Turnout 5,058 63%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Granby

No. 14 Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ernest Tyrer 2,781 53%
Labour Miss Mary Cumella * 2,454 47%
Majority 327
Registered electors 9,699
Turnout 5,235 54%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Great George

No. 10 Great George
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hamilton * 1,310 68%
Independent Stamford Botley 630 32%
Majority 1,310
Registered electors 4,346
Turnout 1,940 45%
Labour hold Swing

Kensington

No. 19 Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Case * 3,808 68%
Labour Leo Patrick Taylor 1,780 32%
Majority 2,028
Registered electors 10,871
Turnout 5,588 51%
Conservative hold Swing

Kirkdale

No. 24 Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Alan Reston 5,420 56%
Labour William James Riddick * 4,209 44%
Majority 1,211
Registered electors 16,128
Turnout 9,629 60%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Little Woolton

No. 39 Little Woolton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rupert Henry Bremner * 496 88%
Labour George Thomas Wood 69 12%
Majority 427
Registered electors 874
Turnout 565 65%
Conservative hold Swing

Low Hill

No. 20 Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Harvey Steel 3,271 53%
Labour Frederick Charles Pasco * 2,932 47%
Majority 339
Registered electors 10,319
Turnout 6,203 60%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Much Woolton

No. 36 Much Woolton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vivian Forsyth Crosthwaite * 1,453 71%
Labour Andrew Campbell 586 29%
Majority 867
Registered electors 2,911
Turnout 2,039 70%
Conservative hold Swing

Netherfield

No. 22 Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Evan Thomas Edwards 4,436 68%
Labour John Bagot 2,073 32%
Majority 2,363
Registered electors 10,638
Turnout 6,509 61%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

North Scotland

No. 2 North Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Fay * unopposed
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

Old Swan

No. 32 Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Waterworth * 5,770 63%
Labour John Gordon Houston 3,370 37%
Majority 2,400
Registered electors 18,227
Turnout 9,140 50%
Conservative hold Swing

Prince's Park

No. 13 Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Perrins Bevan 3,484 63%
Labour Alfred Demain * 2,050 37%
Majority 1,434
Registered electors 9,664
Turnout 5,534 57%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Sandhills

No. 1 Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Henry Dunford * unopposed
Registered electors
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 % ±%
Protestant William Reuben Price * 4,559 77%
Labour John Victor Shortt 1,350 23%
Majority 3,209
Registered electors 10,968
Turnout 5,909 54%
Protestant hold Swing

St. Peter's

No. 8 St. Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh Carr 551 52%
Conservative Sydney James Hill * 512 48%
Majority 39
Registered electors 2,353
Turnout 1,063 45%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Sefton Park East

No. 15 Sefton Park East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Webster Green Armour * 2,710 76%
Labour John Henry Higgins 848 24%
Majority 1,862
Registered electors 8,752
Turnout 3,558 41%
Conservative hold Swing

Sefton Park West

No. 16 Sefton Park West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Graham Reece * 2,785 76%
Labour Mary Woodward Walbank 876 24%
Majority 1,909
Registered electors 6,718
Turnout 3,661 545
Conservative hold Swing

South Scotland

No. 3 South Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Harrington * 3,619' 97%
Independent Labour Charles Malachie Williams 113 3%
Majority 3,619
Registered electors 7,964
Turnout 3,732 47%
Labour hold Swing

Vauxhall

No. 4 Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Leo Carney * unopposed
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

Walton

No. 25 Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reginald Richards Bailey * 6,289 72%
Labour Richard Austin Rockliff 2,442 28%
Majority 3,847
Registered electors 16,609
Turnout 8,731 535
Conservative hold Swing

Warbreck

No. 26 Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Critchley * 4,251 71%
Labour William Bent 1,778 29%
Majority 2,473
Registered electors 13,336
Turnout 6,029 45%
Conservative hold Swing

Wavertree

No. 34 Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Village * unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Wavertree West

No. 33 Wavertree West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maurice Voss 3,129 67%
Labour Daniel Whelan 1,436 31%
British Union of Fascists William Edwards 129 2.7%
Majority 1,693
Registered electors 8,681
Turnout 4,694 54%
Conservative hold Swing

West Derby

No. 28 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Duncan French * 6,869 71%
Labour Joseph Henry Sayle 2,810 29%
Majority 4,059
Registered electors 20,686
Turnout 9,679 47%
Conservative hold Swing

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

Aldermanic Elections

Aldermanic Election 1 December 1937

Caused by the death of Alderman Maxwell Hyslop Maxwell C.B. C.B.E. (Conservative, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1935),[7] in whose place Councillor John Morris Griffith (Conservative, elected to the Wavertree ward on 1 November 1936)[8] was elected as an alderman on 1 December 1937.

Aldermanic Election 1 December 1937
Party Candidate Votes % Allocated ward
Conservative Councillor John Morris Griffith 60 100% No. 28 West Derby

[9][10]

The term of office to expire on 9 November 1941.

Aldermanic Election 2 March 1938

Caused by the death on 25 January 1938 of Alderman Sir Thomas White (Conservative, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1932),[11][12] in whose place Councillor William Thomas Roberts J.P. (Conservative, elected to the Abercromby ward on 1 November 1936)[13] was elected as an alderman by the councillors on 2 March 1938.

Aldermanic Election 2 March 1938
Party Candidate Votes % Allocated ward
Conservative Councillor William Thomas Roberts 54 100% No. 20 Low Hill

[14] [15]

The term of office to expire on 9 November 1938.

Aldermanic Election 6 July 1938

Caused by the death on 22 May 1938 of Alderman Edwin Haigh (Conservative, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1935).[7][16] In whose place, Councillor Robert Duncan French (Conservative, elected to the West Derby ward on 1 November 1937)[17] was elected as an alderman by the councillors on 6 July 1938.

Aldermanic Election 6 July 1938
Party Candidate Votes % Allocated ward
Conservative Councillor Robert Duncan French 52 100% No. 8 St. Peter's

[18] [19]

The term of office to expire on 9 November 1941.

Aldermanic Election 27 July 1938

Caused by the death on 5 July 1938 of Alderman James Bolger (Independent, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1932).[11][20] In whose place Councillor George Young Williamson (Conservative, elected to represent Anfield on 1 November 1937)[21] was elected to the post of alderman on 27 July 1938.

Aldermanic Election 6 July 1938
Party Candidate Votes % Allocated ward
Conservative Councillor George Young Williamson 56 66% No. 8 St. Peter's
Labour Councillor Bertie Victor Kirby MP 25 29% not elected
Independent Councillor Peter Kavanagh 3 4% not elected
Protestant Councillor Mary Jane Longbottom 1 1% not elected

[22] [23] [24]

The term of office to expire on 9 November 1938.

By-elections

No.31 Fairfield, 30 November 1937

Caused by the death of Councillor John Barry (Conservative, elected 1 November 1935).[25]

No. 31 Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Clitherow 2,305 74%
Labour Harold Stanley Martin 831 26%
Majority 1,474
Registered electors 10,410
Turnout 3,136 30%
Conservative hold Swing

[26]

The term of office to expire on 1 November 1938.

No.1 Sandhills, 9 December 1937

Caused by the election as an alderman on 6 October 1937 of Councillor John Wolfe Tone Morrissey JP (Labour, last elected to the Sandhills ward on 1 November 1936),[27] following the death on 7 September 1937[28] of Alderman Henry Walker (Labour, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1935).[29]

No. 1 Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry Aldritt 3,686 70%
William Edward McLachlan 1,548 30%
Majority 2,138
Registered electors
Turnout 5,234
Labour hold Swing

[30]

The term of office to expire on 1 November 1939.

No.2 North Scotland, 9 December 1937

Caused by the death on 13 September 1937[28] of Councillor Henry Gaskin (Labour, elected 1 November 1935).[31]

No. 2 North Scotland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick O'Brien unopposed
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

[32]

The term of office to expire on 1 November 1938.

No.11 Brunswick, 9 December 1937

Caused by the resignation of Councillor Patrick Moorhead (Labour, elected unopposed for the Brunswick ward on 1 November 1937)[33]

No. 11 Brunswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Whitehead unopposed
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

[32][34]

The term of office due to expire on 1 November 1940.

No.34 Wavertree, 11 January 1938

Caused by Councillor John Morris Griffith J.P. (Conservative, elected to the Wavertree ward on 1 November 1936)[8] being elected by the councillors as an alderman on 1 December 1937,[9][10] following the death of Alderman Maxwell Hyslop Maxwell C.B. C.B.E. (Conservative, elected as an alderman 9 November 1935).[7]

No. 34 Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harold Threlfall Wilson 2,969 96%
William Edwards 132
Majority 2,837
Registered electors
Turnout 3,101
Conservative hold Swing

[35] [36]

The term of office due to expire on 1 November 1939.

No.38 Childwall, 24 February 1938

Caused by the resignation of Councillor Alan Anderson Boyle (Liberal, elected unopposed 1 November 1936)[37]

No. 38 Childwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
William Moss
Edward Thomas White
Andrew Campbell
Arthur Morris
Majority
Registered electors 7,427
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing

[38]

The term of office due to expire on 1 November 1939.

No.9 Abercromby, Tuesday 5 April 1938

Caused by the election as an alderman of Councillor William Thomas Roberts J.P. (Conservative, elected to the Abercromby ward on 1 November 1936) was elected as an alderman by the councillors on 2 March 1938,[14][15] following the death on 25 January 1938[12] of Alderman Sir Thomas White (Conservative, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1932).[11]

No. 9 Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Joseph James Eastwood Sloan 1,978 49.7%
Andrew Campbell 1,972 49.6%
Thomas Lyon Hurst 27 0.007%
Majority 6
Registered electors 9,647
Turnout 3,977 41%
[[|N/A]] hold Swing

[39]

The term of office due to expire on 1 November 1939.

No.15 Sefton Park East, Tuesday 31 May 1938

Occasioned by the resignation of Councillor Eric Douglas Mackay Heriot-Hill (Conservative, elected to the Sefton Park East ward on 1 November 1936).[40]

No. 15 Sefton Park East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Dinsdale Walker 1,344 76%
Muriel Edith Mee 418 24%
Majority 926
Registered electors 8,752
Turnout 1,762 20%
[[|N/A]] hold Swing

[41]

The term of office due to expire on 1 November 1939.

No.32 Old Swan, Tuesday 14 June 1938

Caused by the death in May 1938 of Councillor John Waterworth (Conservative, elected to the Old Swan ward on 1 November 1937).[42][16]

No. 32 Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Haswell 2,323 66%
Labour John Gordon Houston 1,212 34%
Majority 1,111
Registered electors 18,227
Turnout 3,535 19%
Conservative hold Swing

[20][18]

The term of office due to expire on 1 November 1940.

No.24 Kirkdale, Tuesday 26 July 1938

Caused by the resignation of Councillor Arthur Mackson Brown (Conservative, elected for the Kirkdale ward on 1 November 1936).[43]

No. 24 Kirkdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
William Edward McLachlan 3,226 55%
Joseph Henry Sayle 2,644 45%
Majority 582
Registered electors 16,128
Turnout 5,870 36%
[[|N/A]] gain from [[|N/A]] Swing

[44]

The term of office due to expire on 1 November 1939.

No.28 West Derby, 26 July 1938

Caused by Councillor Robert Duncan French (Conservative, elected to the West Derby ward on 1 November 1937)[17] being elected by the councillors as an alderman on 6 July 1938,[18][19] following the death on 22 May 1938 of Alderman Edwin Haigh (Conservative, last elected as an alderman on 9 November 1935).[7][16]

No. 28 West Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles William Wingrove unopposed
Registered electors 20,686
Conservative hold Swing

[22]

The term of office due to expire on 1 November 1940.

No.29 Anfield, 30 August 1938

Caused by the election to the post of alderman on 27 July 1938 of Councillor George Young Williamson (Conservative, elected to represent Anfield on 1 November 1937),[21][22][23][24] following the death on 5 July 1938 of Alderman James Bolger.[20]

No. 29 Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William John Harrop unopposed
Registered electors 11,273
Conservative hold Swing

[45]

The term of office due to expire on 1 November 1940.

See also

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