1960 Liverpool City Council election
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1960 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 12 May 1960.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Labour 61 -10 32 93
Conservative 56 +8 8 64
Protestant 3 +2 0 3

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1960
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 24 9 2 +7 60% 56% 78,857
  Labour 14 2 11 -9 23% 38% 53,498
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0% 3% 4,933
  Protestant 3 +2 0 +2 7.5% 2% 3,159
  Communist 0 9 0 0 0%

Ward results

* - Councillor seeking re-election

The Councillors seeking re-election at this election were elected in 1957 for a three-year term, therefore comparisons are made with the 1957 election results.

Abercromby

Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. W. Rollins 1,089 49% +16%
Labour A. Williams 945 42% -10%
Union Movement H. Taylor 105 5%
Communist A. McClelland 85 4% 0%
Majority 144
Registered electors 10,592
Turnout 2,224 21% -10%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Aigburth

Aigburth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. M. Entwistle 4,163 93% +21%
Labour F. J. McConville 328 7% +1%
Majority 3,835
Registered electors 13,984
Turnout 4,491 32% -9%
Conservative hold Swing

Allerton

Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. McMillan 2,698 87% +7%
Labour J. Taylor-Venables 404 13% -7%
Majority 2,294
Registered electors 10,304
Turnout 3.102 30% -5%
Conservative hold Swing

Anfield

Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. G. S. Gordon 3,287 70% +12%
Labour S. W. Jones 1,396 30% -12%
Majority 1,891
Registered electors 14,324
Turnout 4,638 33% -7%
Conservative hold Swing

Arundel

Arundel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. W. Rathbone 2,535 64% -7%
Labour G. C. Carr 880 22% -18%
Liberal Mrs. B. A. Hands 438 11% +11%
Communist J. Kay 108 3% 0%
Majority 1,655
Registered electors 12,454
Turnout 3,961 32% -4%
Conservative hold Swing

Breckfield

Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. A. Lowe 1,991 61% +20%
Labour J. McKenna 1,297 39% -20%
Majority 694
Registered electors 11,244
Turnout 3,288 29% -10%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Broadgreen

Broadgreen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Keenan 2,534 76% +11%
Labour J. H. Summerville 819 24% -11%
Majority 1,715
Registered electors 11,745
Turnout 3,353 29% -6%
Conservative hold Swing

Central

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. McKeown * 1,347 51% -10%
Conservative A. McKie Reid 1,277 49% +12%
Majority 70
Registered electors 8,928
Turnout 2,624 29% -4%
Labour hold Swing

Childwall

Childwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. W. Hughes * 3,360 74% +2%
Liberal W. R. Dyson 901 20% +3%
Labour J. Furlong 309 7% -3%
Majority 2,459
Registered electors 14,339
Turnout 4,570 32% -7%
Conservative hold Swing

Church

Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. M. Steward * 3,218 60% -15%
Liberal Cyril Carr 1,849 34% +22%
Labour J. F. Cloherty 336 6% -4%
Majority 1,369
Registered electors 13,772
Turnout 5,403 39% -2%
Conservative hold Swing

Clubmoor

Clubmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F. H. Wilson * 2,639 64% +16%
Labour Mrs. C. A. George 1,488 36% -9%
Majority 1,151
Registered electors 11,651
Turnout 4,127 35% -13%
Labour hold Swing

County

County
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. H. Maynard 3,208 55% -8%
Labour H. Dailey * 2,659 45% -8%
Majority 549
Registered electors 14,003
Turnout 5,867 42% -6%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Croxteth

Croxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. E. Thompson * 3,440 77% +8%
Labour D. Pierce 602 14% -8%
Majority 2,838
Registered electors 11,645
Turnout 4,443 38% -10%
Conservative hold Swing

Dingle

Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Cumella * 2,132 51% -8%
Conservative C. N. Peplow 1,572 37% 0%
Liberal J. F. Ross 469 12% +12%
Majority 560
Registered electors 13,077
Turnout 4,200 32% -7%
Labour hold Swing

Dovecot

Dovecot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. I. Davies * 1,960 51%
Conservative E. Johnson 1,857 49%
Majority 103
Registered electors 14,706
Turnout 3,807 26%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Everton

Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. F. Jacobs 1,290 63% -18%
Conservative E. Shaw 747 37% +37%
Majority 543
Registered electors 11,370
Turnout 2,037 18% -2%
Labour hold Swing

Fairfield

Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. Thomas * 2,121 72% +13%
Labour R. Buckle 819 28% -13%
Majority 1,302
Registered electors 14,237
Turnout 2,940 21% -9%
Conservative hold Swing

Fazakerley

Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. Rattray * 2,799 64% +13%
Labour Pat Wall 1,566 36% -13%
Majority 1,233
Registered electors 11,819
Turnout 4,365 37% -13%
Conservative hold Swing

Gillmoss

Gillmoss
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eddie Loyden 2,469 61% -9%
Conservative G. K. McKelvie 1,559 39% +9%
Majority 910
Registered electors 16,278
Turnout 4,028 25% -8%
Labour hold Swing

Granby

Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Lloyd 1,565 51% +10%
Labour J. Guinan * 1,489 49% -10%
Majority 76
Registered electors 11,841
Turnout 3,054 26% -6%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Kensington

Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. K. Williams * 1,886 50% -11%
Conservative A. L. Audley 1,875 50% +11%
Majority 11
Registered electors 12,531
Turnout 3,761 30% -6%
Labour hold Swing

Low Hill

Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. M. Scott * 1,358 54% -7%
Conservative E. Crierie 1,171 46% +7%
Majority 187
Registered electors 9,816
Turnout 2,529 26% -3%
Labour hold Swing

Melrose

Melrose
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. H. Browne * 1,292 56% -14%
Conservative S. D. Lunt 746 32% +2%
Liberal B. F. Bannon 277 12% +12%
Majority 546
Registered electors 9,699
Turnout 2,315 24% -7%
Labour hold Swing

Netherfield

Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Protestant F. Crook 1,322 56% +56%
Labour T. Robinson * 1,057 44% -13%
Majority 265
Registered electors 8,932
Turnout 2,379 27% +1%
Protestant gain from Labour Swing

Old Swan

Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. H. Morris 2,707 64% +16%
Labour Mrs. M. Wills 1,347 32% -19%
Communist J. Edgar 143 3% +2%
Majority 1,360
Registered electors 15,367
Turnout 4,197 27% -13%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Picton

Picton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. F. T. Smith 2,611 56% +17%
Labour A. G. Roberts * 2,059 44% -7%
Majority 552
Registered electors 14,299
Turnout 4,670 33% -7%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Pirrie

Pirrie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eric Heffer 3,001 52% -9%
Conservative J. P. Bailey 2,841 48% +9%
Majority 180
Registered electors 16,690
Turnout 5,822 35% -6%
Labour hold Swing

Prince's Park

Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Clarke 1,807 52% +7%
Labour T. Roberts * 1,694 48% -7%
Majority 113
Registered electors 13,449
Turnout 3,501 26% -8%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Sandhills

Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Scully * 1,592 90% -3%
Conservative A. C. Bailey 173 10% +3%
Majority 1,419 20% -4%
Registered electors 9,041
Turnout 1,765 20% -4%
Labour hold Swing

St. Domingo

St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Protestant H. D. Longbottom 1,837 54% +54%
Labour W. R. Maylor * 1,581 46% -13%
Majority 256
Registered electors 11,931
Turnout 3,418 29% -2%
Protestant gain from Labour Swing

St. James

St. James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. McManus * 1,556 74% -7%
Conservative B. Ingham 534 26% +7%
Majority 1,022
Registered electors 10,772
Turnout 2,090 19% -8%
Labour hold Swing

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. A. Nolan 1,880 53% +9%
Labour Mrs. P. Henley * 1,652 47% -9%
Majority 228
Registered electors 11,454
Turnout 3,532 31% -2%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

St. Michael's

St. Michael's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. Browne * 2,323 67% -4%
Liberal D. W. Haggart 571 17% +17%
Labour J. F. Stevens 436 13% -12%
Anti-Debt League A. P. Cooney 126 4% 0%
Majority 1,752
Registered electors 10,063
Turnout 3,456 34% -4%
Conservative hold Swing

Smithdown

Smithdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Gibbs * 1,492 68% -3%
Conservative H. Hawkins 698 32% +3%
Majority 794
Registered electors 12,261
Turnout 2,190 18% -9%
Labour hold Swing

Speke

Speke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. H. Sefton * 1,657 56%
Conservative G. McDonald 1,294 44%
Majority 363
Registered electors 14,086
Turnout 14,086 21%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Tuebrook

Tuebrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. F. Pine * 2,683 65% +10%
Labour H. Roberts 1,465 35% -10%
Majority 1,218
Registered electors 12,928
Turnout 4,148 32% -12%
Conservative hold Swing

Vauxhall

Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Dean-Jones * 640 77% -7%
Communist T. E. Cassin 190 23% +20%
Majority 640
Registered electors 9,424
Turnout 830 9% -8%
Labour hold Swing

Warbreck

Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. J. McLaughlin 3,075 73% +12%
Labour K. E. Dickinson 1,148 27% -12%
Majority 1,927
Registered electors 13,244
Turnout 4,223 32% -13%
Conservative hold Swing

Westminster

Westminster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Gillin 1,355 53% +13%
Labour R. J. Alcock * 1,193 47% -13%
Majority 162
Registered electors 7,770
Turnout 2,548 33% -5%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Woolton

Woolton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. McAllister * 3,445 80% +7%
Labour W. Lungley 867 20% -7%
Majority 2,578
Registered electors 15,824
Turnout 4,312 27% -11%
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 13 May 1960
  3. ^ Liverpool City Council Proceedings of the Council 1960-1961