1961 Liverpool City Council election
← 1960 May 11, 1961 (1961-05-11) 1962 →

Map of Liverpool showing wards won (first placed party)[1]

Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on 11 May 1961.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Councillors   ±   Aldermen Total
Labour 52 -8 32 84
Conservative 63 +8 7* 70
Protestant 5 +2 0 5

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1961
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 21 8 0 +8 50% 57% 95,863
  Labour 19 0 8 -8 45% 42% 71,299
  Protestant 2 2 0 +2 4.8% 2.1% 3,572
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0% 4.2% 7,073
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0% 0.21% 350
  Public Safety 0 0 0 0 0% 0.44% 738
  Union Movement 0 0 0 0 0% 0.07% 112

Ward results

* - Councillor seeking re-election

(PARTY) - Party of former Councillor

The Councillors seeking re-election at this election were elected in 1958 for a three-year term, therefore comparisons are made with the 1958 election results.

Abercromby

Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. E. McPherson (PARTY) 1,356 54% +2%
Conservative G. W. Boult 1,052 42% +9%
Union Movement H. Taylor 112 4% +4%
Majority 304
Registered electors 10,052
Turnout 2,520 25% -6%
Labour hold Swing

Aigburth

Aigburth 2 seats
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. A. Kinear * 4,494 92% +20%
Conservative S. A. Cotton (PARTY) 4,368 90% +18%
Labour G. Ackers 371 8% +2%
Labour J. G. Morgan 354 7% +1%
Majority 4,123
Registered electors 13.783
Turnout 4,865 35% -6%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Allerton

Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Minion * 2,919 84% +4%
Labour J. Woolwich 565 16% -4%
Majority 2,354
Registered electors 10,174
Turnout 3,484 34% -1%
Conservative hold Swing

Anfield

Anfield 2 seats
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. A. Porter * 3,918 69% +11%
Conservative R. G. Semple (PARTY) 3,795 67% +9%
Labour S. W. Jones 1,771 31% -11%
Labour F. Shemmonds 1,712 30% -12%
Majority 2,147
Registered electors 14,013
Turnout 5,689 41% +1%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Arundel

Arundel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Lees * 2,546 59% +2%
Labour P. Grannell 918 21% -19%
Liberal R. M. Bale 703 16% +16%
Communist J. Kay 142 3% 0%
Majority 1,628
Registered electors 12,358
Turnout 4,309 35% -1%
Conservative hold Swing

Breckfield

Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F. Parry 2,263 55% +14%
Labour A. Williams (PARTY) 1,861 45% -14%
Majority 402
Registered electors 11,074
Turnout 4,124 37% -2%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Broadgreen

Broadgreen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L. T. Rogers * 2,774 77% +12%
Labour W. M. Cooper 504 14% -21%
Public Safety A. Anderson 298 8%
Majority 2,240
Registered electors 11,623
Turnout 3,546 31% -4%
Conservative hold Swing

Central

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miss M. Schofield * 1,555 55% -4%
Conservative A. McKie Reid 1,286 45% +4%
Majority 269
Registered electors 8,788
Turnout 2,841 32% 0%
Labour hold Swing

Childwall

Childwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Young * 3,927 64% +5%
Liberal A. Globe 1,645 27% -6%
Labour W. Lungley 578 9% +1%
Majority 3,349
Registered electors 15,727
Turnout 6,150 39% -2%
Conservative hold Swing

Church

Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. H. Elderton (PARTY) 3,539 56% -12%
Liberal Cyril E. Carr 2,331 37% +17%
Labour J. Disley 397 6% -6%
Majority 1,208
Registered electors 13,595
Turnout 6,287 46% +8%
Conservative hold Swing

Clubmoor

Clubmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. A. Williams * 2,718 57% +7%
Labour G. A. McAllister 2,091 43%
Majority 627
Registered electors 11,423
Turnout 4,809 42% -3%
Conservative hold Swing

County

County
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. B. Flude (PARTY) 3,384 53% -6%
Conservative B. Deane 2,936 47% +6%
Majority 438
Registered electors 13.712
Turnout 6,330 46% -1%
Labour hold Swing

Croxteth

Croxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Morrow (PARTY) '4,022 78% +6%
Labour H. W. Dolman 1,144 22% -6%
Majority 2,878
Registered electors 11,610
Turnout 5,166 44% -1%
Conservative hold Swing

Dingle

Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Stoddart * 2,288 52% -14%
Liberal J. F. Ross 443 10% +10%
Conservative C. N. Peplow 1,695 38% +4%
Majority 593
Registered electors 12,707
Turnout 4,426 35% -3%
Labour hold Swing

Dovecot

Dovecot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. H. Maloney * 2,386 51% -17%
Conservative E. Johnson 2,307 49% +17%
Majority 79
Registered electors 14,463
Turnout 4,693 32% +5%
Labour hold Swing

Everton

Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Francis Burke * 1,607 64%
Conservative E. Shaw 813 32%
Communist A. E. Rivers 105 4%
Majority 794
Registered electors 10,768
Turnout 2,525 23%
Labour hold Swing

Fairfield

Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. S. Ross * 2,373 61% +11%
Labour T. Roberts 967 25% -25%
Liberal S. R. Jolly 569 15% +15%
Majority 1,406
Registered electors 14,019
Turnout 3,909 28% -5%
Conservative hold Swing

Fazakerley

Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Bessell 3,251 58% +10%
Labour F. Grue * 2,371 42% -10%
Majority 880
Registered electors 11,569
Turnout 5.622 48% -5%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Gillmoss

Gillmoss
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. D. Roderick * 3,428 66% -6%
Conservative G. K. McKelvie 1,743 34% +6%
Majority 1,685
Registered electors 15,917
Turnout 5,171 32% -2%
Labour hold Swing

Granby

Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. R. Dean 1,943 53% +17%
Conservative J. Guinan 1,746 47% -17%
Majority 197
Registered electors 11,288
Turnout 3,689 33% +3%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Kensington

Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. E. M. Wormald * 2,401 50% -17%
Conservative A. L. Audley 2,252 47% +14%
Public Safety J. R. Gradwell 145 3% +3%
Majority 149
Registered electors 12,293
Turnout 39% +5%
Labour hold Swing

Low Hill

Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. M. M. Powell * 1,758 58% -12%
Conservative E, Crierie 1,285 42% +12%
Majority 473
Registered electors 9,564
Turnout 3,043 32% 0%
Labour hold Swing

Melrose

Melrose
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. MacDonald * 1,616 63% -10%
Conservative S. D. Lunt 951 37% +10%
Majority 665
Registered electors 9,466
Turnout 2,567 27% -3%
Labour hold Swing

Netherfield

Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Protestant A. Brown 1,409 58% +58%
Labour R. Clitherow * 1,020 42% -12%
Majority 389
Registered electors 8,626
Turnout 2,429 28% 0%
Protestant gain from Labour

Old Swan

Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. F. Everett 3,103 56% +12%
Labour J. A. Dunn * 2,416 44% -9%
Majority 687
Registered electors 14,965
Turnout 5,519 37% -2%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Picton

Picton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Polack 3,124 54% +10%
Labour G. R. Sullivan * 2,623 46% -10%
Majority 501
Registered electors 14,096
Turnout 5,747 41% +1%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Pirrie

Pirrie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. H. Hart (PARTY) 3,920 55% -11%
Conservative J. P. Bailey 3,147 45% +11%
Majority 773
Registered electors 16,656
Turnout 7,067 42%
Labour hold Swing

Prince's Park

Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. C. Greenwood * 2,078 45% -19%
Conservative W. T. Savage 1,954 42% +6%
Liberal D. B. McClaren 597 13% +13%
Majority 124
Registered electors 13,182
Turnout 4,629 35% +3%
Labour hold Swing

Sandhills

Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. H. Aldritt * 1,842 86% -8%
Communist B. Campbell 103 5% +5%
Conservative A. C. Bailey 207 10% +4%
Majority 1,635
Registered electors 8,758
Turnout 2,152 25% -3%
Labour hold Swing

St. Domingo

St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Protestant R. F. Henderson 2,163 50%
Labour J. Gardner * 2,147 50%
Majority 16
Registered electors 11,770
Turnout 4,310 37%
Protestant gain from Labour

St. James

St. James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. E. E. Gough * 1,544 67% -15%
Conservative B. Ingham 747 33% +15%
Majority 797
Registered electors 10,783
Turnout 797 21% -3%
Labour hold Swing

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. R. Maddox * 2,394 51% -11%
Conservative S. B. Caulfield 2,206 47% +9%
Public Safety T. J. Anderson 108 2% +2%
Majority 188
Registered electors 11,220
Turnout 4,708 42%
Labour hold Swing

St. Michael's

St. Michael's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Cowlin * 2,555 67% 0%
Liberal J. R. Wilmington 674 18% +18%
Labour Mrs. M. Wills 370 10% -23%
Public Safety A. P. Cooney 187 5% +5%
Majority 1,881
Registered electors 10,034
Turnout 3,786 38% +1%
Conservative hold Swing

Smithdown

Smithdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. W. Clarke * 1,905 64% -15%
Conservative H. Hawkins 1,050 36% +15%
Majority 855
Registered electors 12,238
Turnout 2,955 24% -1%
Labour hold Swing

Speke

Speke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Crookes * 2,235 68% -6%
Conservative P. S. Jones 1,049 32% +6%
Majority 1,186
Registered electors 14,032
Turnout 3,284 23% -2%
Labour hold Swing

Tuebrook

Tuebrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. H. Aymes 2,879 56% +10%
Labour B. Shaw * 2,222 44% -10%
Majority 657
Registered electors 12,770
Turnout 5,101 40% -3%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Vauxhall

Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. P. Shannon * 1,216 81% -16%
Communist T. E. Cassin 171 11% +8%
Liberal C. K. Rowland 111 7% +7%
Majority 1,045
Registered electors 9,353
Turnout 1,498 16% -5%
Labour hold Swing

Warbreck

Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. W. Lowe * 3,060 67% +11%
Labour R. Buckle 1,517 33% -11%
Majority 1,543
Registered electors 12,923
Turnout 4,577 35% -6%
Conservative hold Swing

Westminster

Westminster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Burke * 1,420 50% -17%
Conservative W. Gilbody 1,402 50% +17%
Majority 18
Registered electors 7,630
Turnout 2,822 37% +2%
Labour hold Swing

Woolton

Woolton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Norton * 4,230 76% +7%
Labour J. F. Cloherty 1,301 24% -7%
Majority 2,929
Registered electors 16,490
Turnout 5,531 34% -1%
Conservative hold Swing

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Aldermanic elections

At the meeting of the City Council on 24 May 1961 the terms of office of twenty of the forty Aldermen expired and the Councillors elected twenty Aldermen to fill the vacant positions for a term of six years. Eighteen of the twenty retiring Labour Aldermen were replaced with Conservatives.

Party Alderman
Labour John Leslie Hughes*
Labour Peter McKernan* (Lord Mayor)
Conservative Herbert Mylrea Allen
Conservative Alfred Nathaniel Bates
Conservative Gordon Frederick Catlin
Conservative Arthur Brierley Collins
Conservative Charles Cowlin
Conservative Charles Haswell
Conservative Harold William Hughes
Conservative Harold Lees
Conservative Arthur Whitaker Lowe
Conservative Robert Meadows
Conservative Stephen Minion
Conservative Ralph Rattray
Conservative Leslie Thomas Rogers
Conservative Leslie Hebron Sanders
Conservative Harold Macdonald Steward
Conservative James Edward Thompson
Conservative Frank Woolfenden
Conservative Alexander Young

[4] [5]

References

  1. ^ Jeffery, David. "Merseyside Local Election Results Project". Dr David Jeffery. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  2. ^ Liverpool Daily Post 12 May 1961
  3. ^ Liverpool City Council Proceedings of the Council 1961-1962
  4. ^ Liverpool City Council Proceedings of the Council 1961-1962 pages 13 - 14
  5. ^ Liverpool Daily Post 25 May 1961