1972 Liverpool City Council election
← 1971 May 3, 1972 (1972-05-03) 1973 →

1972 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 3 May 1972. One seat in each of the forty wards was up for election.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

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

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1972
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 31 19 1 +18 74% 50% 74,703
  Liberal 8 7 0 +7 19% 16% 23,549
  Conservative 3 0 24 -24 7% 33% 49,187
  Protestant 0 0 2 -2 0% 1% 1,494
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0% 0.6% 934

Ward results

This data is compared with the election results for 1969, when the councillors were elected for a three-year term.

* - Councillor seeking re-election

(PARTY) - Party of former Councillor

Abercromby

Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. F. Burke * 871 79% +35%
Conservative L. W. Mossford 139 13% -26%
Communist A. McClelland 96 9% -5%
Majority 732
Registered electors 5,218
Turnout 1,106 21% 0%
Labour hold Swing

Aigburth

Aigburth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. T. Moss * 3,639 81% -11%
Labour R. Fogg 875 19% +11%
Majority 2,764
Registered electors 14,550
Turnout 4,514 31% -5%
Conservative hold Swing

Allerton

Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. S. D. Weaver (PARTY) 2,509 68% -2%
Labour P. T. Ash 1,178 32% +25%
Majority 1,331
Registered electors 10,977
Turnout 3,687 34% -5%
Conservative hold Swing

Anfield

Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. J. Short 2,733 56% +32%
Conservative J. Mass (PARTY) 2,143 44% -32%
Majority 590
Registered electors 13,430
Turnout 4,876 36% +6%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Arundel

Arundel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal C. Hutchinson 2,093 44% +25%
Conservative K. W. Edwards * 1,368 29% -33%
Labour A. L. Jones 1,262 27% +13%
Majority 725
Registered electors 14,405
Turnout 4,723 33% +2%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Breckfield

Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Roberts 1,197 41% +13%
Liberal P. Chivall 1,069 37% +19%
Conservative D. J. Lewis (PARTY) 625 22% -32%
Majority 128
Registered electors 8,243
Turnout 2,891 35% +5%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Broadgreen

Broadgreen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal G. J. Palmer 2,066 47% +17%
Conservative D. J. Jones * 1,330 30% -27%
Labour L. Collins 1,031 23% +10%
Majority 736
Registered electors 12,103
Turnout 4,427 37% +6%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Central

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. G. Maloney * 1,400 98% +49%
Conservative S. V. Hennessy 27 2% -47%
Majority 1,373
Registered electors 4,898
Turnout 1,427 29% -7%
Labour hold Swing

Childwall

Childwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Anthony Limont 3,641 45% +27%
Conservative F. H. Andrews * 3,376 42% -31%
Labour R. McConnell 1,068 13% +6%
Majority 265
Registered electors 18,947
Turnout 8,085 43% +8%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Church

Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal J. R.Wilmington (PARTY) 3,058 52% -3%
Conservative W. H. Stabback 2,363 40% -2%
Labour J. P. Connelly 457 8% +5%
Majority 695
Registered electors 14,655
Turnout 5,878 40% -8%
Liberal hold Swing

Clubmoor

Clubmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. G. Pratt 2,254 55% +17%
Conservative A. L. Jones (PARTY) 1,808 45% -17%
Majority 446
Registered electors 10,972
Turnout 4,062 37% +1%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

County

County
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. T. Mooney 2,653 61% +34%
Conservative H. Brown (PARTY) 1,730 39% -28%
Majority 923
Registered electors 12,863
Turnout 4,383 34% +2%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Croxteth

Croxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal K. W. Hart 2,505 45% +45%
Labour T. Bouch 1,043 19% +6%
Conservative A. L. Audley * 2,051 37% -50%
Majority 454
Registered electors 12,845
Turnout 5,599 44% +10%
Liberal gain from Labour Swing

Dingle

Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. M. Evans (PARTY) 2,075 75% +15%
Conservative J. McDermott 605 22% -15%
Communist J. Cook 84% 3% 0%
Majority 1,470
Registered electors 8,577
Turnout 2,764 32% -6%
Labour hold Swing

Dovecot

Dovecot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. H. Westbury (PARTY) 3,402 70% +9%
Conservative J. L. Walsh 1,473 30% -9%
Majority 1,929
Registered electors 16,542
Turnout 4,875 30% -3%
Labour hold Swing

Everton

Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. McManus (PARTY) 620 80% +18%
Conservative R. S. Charles 159 20% -18%
Majority 461
Registered electors 2,898
Turnout 779 27% -2%
Labour hold Swing

Fairfield

Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. Livermore 1,578 40% -4%
Liberal C. Crawford 1,442 36% +36%
Conservative E. Crierie 960 24% -32%
Majority 136
Registered electors 11,380
Turnout 3,980 35% +7%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Fazakerley

Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Williams 2,548 61% +15%
Conservative A. Lloyd (PARTY) 1,602 39% -15%
Majority 946
Registered electors 12,051
Turnout 4,150 34% -2%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Gillmoss

Gillmoss
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Higgins 4,454 74% +30%
Conservative G. Smith (PARTY) 1,057 17% -33%
Communist K. Dunlop 109 2% -4%
Tennants' Association C. Boyd 433 7%
Majority 3,397
Registered electors 20.132
Turnout 6,053 30% +6%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Granby

Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. M. Simey * 1,640 75% +25%
Conservative L. D. Wollen 484 22% -24%
Communist J. V. Powell 69 3% -1%
Majority 1,156
Registered electors 8,086
Turnout 2,193 27% +1%
Labour hold Swing

Kensington

Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Perry 1,909 59% +34%
Conservative J. G. Barrett * 896 28% -26%
Liberal Graham Hulme 432 13% +13%
Majority 1,013
Registered electors 9,953
Turnout 3,237 33% +4%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Low Hill

Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Alton 1,061 55% +55%
Labour V. McCoy 666 34% -5%
Conservative T. P. Pink * 208 11% -46%
Majority 395
Registered electors 4,286
Turnout 1,935 45% +16%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Melrose

Melrose
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Shaw * 1,578 79% +29%
Conservative A. J. Browne 421 21% -29%
Majority 1,157
Registered electors 7,146
Turnout 1,999 28% +4%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Netherfield

Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F. P. Hughes 869 55% +32%
Protestant W. Owens * 712 45% -25%
Majority 157
Registered electors 4,280
Turnout 1,581 37% +16%
Labour gain from Protestant

Old Swan

Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal W. M. Galbraith 2,597 49% +8%
Labour F. Keating 1,368 26% +12%
Conservative N. F. Derrick * 1,358 26% -19%
Majority 1,229
Registered electors 13,581
Turnout 5,323 39% +5%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Picton

Picton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Aspin 2,056 52% +18%'
Conservative Dr. T. Hobday * 1,133 29% -33%
Liberal J. A. Gallagher 655 17% +17%
Communist J. G. Volleamere 85 2% +2%
Majority 923
Registered electors 12,543
Turnout 3,929 31% +3%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Pirrie

Pirrie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Owens 3,902 68% +28%
Conservative I. Balmer * 1,829 32% -28%
Majority 2,073
Registered electors 16,374
Turnout 5,731 35% +7%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Prince's Park

Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cyril Taylor * 2,313 73% +23%
Conservative M. Kingston 748 24% -20%
Communist J. F. Greig 86 3% -3%
Majority 1,565
Registered electors 8,373
Turnout 3.147 38% -8%
Labour hold Swing

Sandhills

Sandhills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour V. P. Hyams * 1,479 91% +31%
Conservative R. Walsh 139 9% -27%
Majority 1,340
Registered electors 5,295
Turnout 1,618 31% +6%
Labour hold Swing

St. Domingo

St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Jones 783 50% +14%
Protestant H. W. Blower * 782 50% -11%
Majority 1
Registered electors 4,806
Turnout 1,565 33% -10%
Labour gain from Protestant

St. James

St. James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Shields * 2.512 82% +31%
Conservative F. Jones 196 6% -19%
Communist R. O'Hara 356 12% -10%
Majority 2,156
Registered electors 8,642
Turnout 3,064 35% +2%
Labour hold Swing

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. R. Maddox 2,362 65% +33%
Conservative R. E. Lloyd * 1,256 35% -33%
Majority 1,106
Registered electors 10,310
Turnout 3,618 35% +3%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

St. Michael's

St. Michael's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal C. Graham 2,696 57% +57%
Conservative R. M. Aymes (PARTY) 1,277 27% -54%
Labour F. W. Longworth 700 15% -4%
Majority 1,419
Registered electors 10,712
Turnout 4,722 44% +16%
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Smithdown

Smithdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. W. Gorman 1,246 75% +34%
Conservative J. W. Butler * 282 17% -37%
Liberal W. A. Bartels 130 8% +8%
Majority 964
Registered electors 6,718
Turnout 1,658 25% +7%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Speke

Speke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Moorhead 3,634 73% +29%
Conservative E. M. Clein * 1,330 27% -29%
Majority 2,304
Registered electors 15,236
Turnout 4,964 33% +11%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Tuebrook

Tuebrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. E. Roberts 2,419 61% +31%
Conservative D. E. Daniel (PARTY) 1,563 39% -31%
Majority 856
Registered electors 11,786
Turnout 3,982 34% +3%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Vauxhall

Vauxhall 2 seats
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mrs. C. O'Rourke (PARTY) 1,312 93% +25%
Labour G. R. Sullivan (PARTY) 1,140 81% +13%
Liberal J. J. Hastings 69 5% -20%
Conservative H. Davies 32 2% -2%
Conservative I. McFall 28 2% -2%
Majority 1,243
Registered electors 5,866
Turnout 1,413 24% +5%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Warbreck

Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Kelly 1,931 52% +31%
Conservative R. B. Flude (PARTY) 1,786 48% -31%
Majority 145
Registered electors 12,333
Turnout 3,717 30% -2%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Westminster

Westminster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Gardner 1,401 71% +29%
Conservative J. Wareing * 569 29% -29%
Majority 832
Registered electors 5,779
Turnout 1,970 34% +2%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Woolton

Woolton 2 seats
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. Evans (PARTY) 4,834 50% +8%
Conservative L. B. Williams (PARTY) 4,771 50% -8%
Conservative C. G. Hallows 4,600 48% -10%
Labour K. Simpson 4,561 47% +5%
Majority 63
Registered electors 30,380
Turnout 9,605 32% 0%
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative 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 4 May 1972
  3. ^ Liverpool Daily Post 9 May 1969