1957 Liverpool City Council election
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1957 Liverpool City Council election result map.jpg
Map of Liverpool showing wards won (first placed party)[1]

Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on Thursday 9 May 1957.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen
Conservative 52 0 ??
Labour 65 0 ??
Protestant 2 0 ??
Independent Labour Party 1 0 ??

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1957
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 16 1 1 0 40% 51% 91,963
  Labour 25 1 1 0 62.5% 46% 83,291
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 1% 2,479
  Anti-Debt League 0 0 0 0 0% 0.5% 832
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0% 0.2% 356

Ward results

* - Councillor seeking re-election

The Councillors seeking re-election at this election were elected in 1954 for a three-year term, therefore comparisons are made with the 1954 election results.

Abercromby

Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Morris 1,672 45%
Conservative A. McVeigh 1,390 37%
Communist A. McClelland 143 4%
Independent Labour L. Murphy 520 14%
Majority 282
Registered electors 11,557
Turnout 3,725 32%
Labour hold Swing

Aigburth

Aigburth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Maxwell Entwistle (PARTY) 4,785 89%
Labour F. J. McConville 569 11%
Majority 4,216
Registered electors 14,097
Turnout 5,354 38%
Conservative hold Swing

Allerton

Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. McMillan * 2,910 82%
Labour M. Black 623 18%
Majority 2,287
Registered electors 10,216
Turnout 3,533 35%
Conservative hold Swing

Anfield

Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. G. S. Gordon 3,560 59%
Labour H. Wallace 2,246 37%
Anti-Debt League J. R. Gradwell 245 4%
Majority 1,314
Registered electors 14,930
Turnout 6,051 41%
Conservative hold Swing

Arundel

Arundel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. W. Rathbone 3,246 64%
Labour F. D. Shemmonds 1,765 35%
Communist J. Kay 97 2%
Majority 1,481
Registered electors 12,779
Turnout 5,108 40%
Conservative hold Swing

Breckfield

Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. A. Lowe (PARTY) 2,344 51%
Labour H. James 2,274 49%
Majority 70
Registered electors 11,952
Turnout 4,618 39%
Conservative hold Swing

Broadgreen

Broadgreen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Keenan * 2,993 68% +6%
Labour G. A. McAllister 1,380 32% -6%
Majority 1,613
Registered electors 12,208
Turnout 4,373 36%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Central

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. McKeown * 1,928 61%
Conservative S. J. Chaytor 1,174 37%
Anti-Debt League A. P. Cooney 70 2%
Majority 754
Registered electors 9,717
Turnout 3,172 33%
Labour hold Swing

Childwall

Childwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. W. Hughes * 3,925 72%
Liberal R. Globe 948 17%
Labour D. Black 551 10%
Majority 2,977
Registered electors 14,070
Turnout 5,424 39%
Conservative hold Swing

Church

Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. M. Steward * 3,932 75%
Liberal Mrs. A. E. Shanks 613 12%
Labour J. P. McLean 534 10%
Anti-Debt League R. Brennan 130 2%
Majority 3,319
Registered electors 14,242
Turnout 5,209 37%
Conservative hold Swing

Clubmoor

Clubmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F. H. Wilson * 2,821 48%
Labour R. Stoddart 2,610 45%
Liberal J. Reilly 388 10%
Majority 211
Registered electors 12,115
Turnout 5,819 48%
Conservative hold Swing

County

County
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. Dailey * 3,738 53%
Conservative R. J. McLaughlin 3,350 47%
Majority 388
Registered electors 14,839
Turnout 7,088 48%
Conservative hold Swing

Croxteth

Croxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. J. E. Thompson 3,812 69%
Labour J. M. Burke 1,207 22%
Liberal W. R. Dyson 530 10%
Majority 2,605
Registered electors 11,608
Turnout 5,549 48%
Conservative hold Swing

Dingle

Dingle 2 seats
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Cumella 3,235 59%
Labour Richard Crawshaw 3,197 58%
Conservative R. Grace 2,053 37%
Conservative A. B. Reilly 1,834 33%
Anti-Debt League 206 4%
Majority 1,182
Registered electors 14,130
Turnout 5,494 39%
Labour hold Swing

Dovecot

Dovecot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. I. Davies (PARTY) 2,861 60%
Conservative P. Tickle 1,940 40%
Majority 921
Registered electors 14,806
Turnout 4,801 32%
Labour hold Swing

Everton

Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. C. McLeod 2,075 81%
Independent M. J. McBride 489 19%
Majority 2,075
Registered electors 12,514
Turnout 2,564 20%
Labour hold Swing

Fairfield

Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. Thomas * 2,631 59%
Labour W. J. Wright 1,853 41%
Majority 778
Registered electors 14,830
Turnout 4,483 30%
Conservative hold Swing

Fazakerley

Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Rattray * 3,191 51%
Labour F. J. Grue 3,067 49%
Majority 124
Registered electors 12,410
Turnout 6,258 50%
Conservative hold Swing

Gillmoss

Gillmoss
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. B. Sharples 3,897 70%
Conservative H. R. Butler 1,661 30%
Majority 2,236
Registered electors 16,604
Turnout 5,558 33%
Labour hold Swing

Granby

Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Guinan * 2,280 59%
Conservative R. A. Parkes 1,567 41%
Majority 713
Registered electors 12,142
Turnout 3,847 32%
Labour hold Swing

Kensington

Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. K. Williams * 2,926 61%
Conservative A. L. Audley 1,856 39%
Majority 1,070
Registered electors 13,254
Turnout 4,782 36%
Labour hold Swing

Low Hill

Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. M. Scott 1,931 61%
Conservative E. Criere 1,240 39%
Majority 691
Registered electors 10,898
Turnout 3,171 29%
Labour hold Swing

Melrose

Melrose
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. H. Browne * 2,204 70%
Conservative J. Smith 964 30%
Majority 1,240
Registered electors 10,339
Turnout 3,168 31%
Labour hold Swing

Netherfield

Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Robinson * 1,397 57%
Conservative T. B. Rutter 1,066 43%
Majority 331
Registered electors 9,330
Turnout 2,463 26%
Labour hold Swing

Old Swan

Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. G. Devine * 3,237 51%
Conservative R. J. Cleary 3,083 48%
Communist Mrs. W. Cohen 66 1%
Majority 154
Registered electors 16,023
Turnout 6,386 40%
Labour hold Swing

Picton

Picton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. G. Roberts 3,044 51%
Conservative J. E. Lockwood 2,917 49%
Majority 127
Registered electors 14,851
Turnout 5,961 40%
Labour hold Swing

Pirrie

Pirrie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Delgarno * 4,396 61%
Conservative R. H. Smith 2,781 39%
Majority 1,615
Registered electors 17,384
Turnout 7,177 41%
Labour hold Swing

Prince's Park

Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Roberts * 2,575 55%
Conservative Mrs. M. Browne 2,116 45%
Majority 459
Registered electors 13,825
Turnout 4,691 34%
Labour hold Swing

Sandhills

Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Scully 2,177 93%
Conservative A. E. Dailey 153 7%
Majority 2,024
Registered electors 9,818
Turnout 2,330 24%
Labour hold Swing

St. Domingo

St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. R. Maylor * 2,326 59%
Conservative T. Hillock 1,631 41%
Majority 695
Registered electors 12,575
Turnout 3,957 31%
Labour hold Swing

St. James

St. James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. McManus '2,497 81%
Conservative J. Jordan 572 19%
Majority 1,925
Registered electors 11,346
Turnout 3,069 27%
Labour hold Swing

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. P. Henley 2,155 56%
Conservative Mrs. D. V. McClelland 1,717 44%
Majority 438
Registered electors 11,873
Turnout 3,872 33%
Labour hold Swing

St. Michael's

St. Michael's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. Browne * 2,757 71%
Labour W. Rice-Jones 957 25%
Anti-Debt League A. Anderson 157 4%
Majority 1,800
Registered electors 10,226
Turnout 3,871 38%
Conservative hold Swing

Smithdown

Smithdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Gibbs * 2,589
Conservative E. Johnson 1,049 29%
Majority 1,540
Registered electors 13,495
Turnout 3,638 27%
Labour hold Swing

Speke

Speke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. H. Sefton * 2,552 69%
Conservative C. Dickinson 1,167 31%
Majority 1,385
Registered electors 14,020
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Tuebrook

Tuebrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. F. Pine * 3,257 55%
Labour E. D, Roderick 2,628 45%
Majority 629
Registered electors 13,477
Turnout 5,885 44%
Conservative hold Swing

Vauxhall

Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Deab-Jones 1,497 84%
Anti-Debt League C. McBride 230 13%
Communist R. Cuerdon 50 3%
Majority 1,497
Registered electors 10,233
Turnout 1,777 17%
Labour hold Swing

Warbreck

Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D.F. Brady * 3,798 61%
Labour B. Deane 2,431 39%
Majority 1,367
Registered electors 13,856
Turnout 6,229 45%
Conservative hold Swing

Westminster

Westminster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. J. Alcock * 1,840 60%
Conservative R. M. Jones 1,213 40%
Majority 627
Registered electors 8,363
Turnout 3,053 37%
Labour hold Swing

Woolton

Woolton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. McAllister 3,507 73%
Labour J. Mottram 1,277 27%
Majority 2,230
Registered electors 12,729
Turnout 4,784 38%
Conservative hold Swing

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References

  1. ^ Jeffery, David. "Merseyside Local Election Results Project". Dr David Jeffery. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  2. ^ Liverpool Daily Post 10 May 1957
  3. ^ Liverpool City Council Proceedings of the Council 1957-1958