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Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on 5 May 1988. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour ?? ??
Social and Liberal Democrats ?? ??
Conservative ?? ??
Independent ?? ??
Others ?? ??

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1988
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 23 3 0 +3 70% 55% 86,383
  SLD 7 1 2 -1 21% 14% 22,352
  Conservative 2 0 2 -2 6% 12% 18,242
  Liberal 2 2 6% 3% 5,222
  SDP 0 0 0% 1% 1,914
  Green 0 0 0% 1% 1,769
  Communist 0 0 0% 0.3% 400

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Ward results

These results are compared with the 1984 elections when councillors were elected for a four-year term. * = Councillor elected in 1984 and standing for re-election.

Abercromby

Abercromby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Feintuck 2,070 81% +1%
SLD Carole Matthews 186 7% -3%
Conservative P. Lee 180 7%
Communist P. Carroll 129 5% +2%
Majority 1,884
Turnout 2,565
Labour hold Swing +1%

Aigburth

Aigburth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Cathy Hancox * 2,475 43% -10%
Labour K. Taft 2,079 36% +9%
Conservative N. Liddell 965 17% -2%
Green Joanne Cook 272 5%
Majority 396
Turnout 5,791
Liberal hold Swing -10%

Allerton

Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Smith 2,029 36% +12%
SLD M. Ali 1,642 29% +3%
Conservative M. Kingston 1,532 27% -23%
SDP R. Gould 399 7%
Green R. Cantwell 100 2%
Majority 387
Turnout 5,702
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +12%

Anfield

Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judith Nelson 2,890 51% +8%
SLD R. Jump 2,147 38% 0%
Conservative Myra Fitzsimmons 518 9% -10%
SDP J. Prince 105 2%
Majority 743
Turnout 5,660
Labour hold Swing +8%

Arundel

Arundel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Victoria Roberts 2,381 52% +10%
SLD B. Grocott 1,559 34% -9%
Conservative D. Patmore 346 8% -7%
Green G. Thomson 213 5%
Communist J. Crawley 47 1% 0%
Majority 822
Turnout 4,546
Labour gain from SLD Swing +3.5

Breckfield

Breckfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary McGiveron 3,148 77% +27%
SLD H. Burt 663 16% -30%
Conservative Elizabeth Bayley 266 7% +3%
Majority 2,485
Turnout 4,077
Labour hold Swing

Broadgreen

Broadgreen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Rosie Cooper * 3,109 51% +3%
Labour F. Gillard 2,599 42% -1%
Conservative J. Baldwin 314 5% -5%
Green Nina Morgan 61 1%
SDP R. Nolan 46 1%
Majority 510
Turnout 6,129
Liberal hold Swing

Childwall

Childwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Eddie Clein * 3,146 52% +4%
Labour R. Kennedy 1,527 25% +6%
Conservative Helen Rigby 1,215 20% -14%
Green A. Willan 185 3%
Majority 1,619
Turnout 6,073
SLD hold Swing

Church

Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Mike Storey * 3,564 54% +4%
Labour J. Ashton 1,783 26% +7%
Conservative T. Pink 1,153 17% -14%
Green Janet Cantwell 201 3%
Majority 1,826
Turnout 6,656
SLD hold Swing

Clubmoor

Clubmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keva Coombes 4,159 '77% +27%
SLD Ann Collinge 666 12% -13%
Conservative W. Connolly 520 10% -5%
Communist K. McDonough 73 1%
Majority 3,493
Turnout 5,418
Labour hold Swing

County

County
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Paul Clark * 3,188 49% -5%
Labour Sylvia Renilson 3,100 48% +8%
Conservative H. Quayle 164 3% -3%
Majority 88
Turnout 6,452
SLD hold Swing

Croxteth

Croxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Elaine Kinahan 2,163 36% +12%
Labour Catherine Rigby 1,885 31% 0%
Conservative G. Brandwood * 1,745 29% -18%
SDP Joan Reece 218 4%
Green I. Graham 15 0.2%
Majority 278
Turnout 6,026
SLD gain from Conservative Swing

Dingle

Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Lafferty 3,215 70% +18%
SLD W. Lamont 1,044 23% -16%
Conservative G. Earle 272 6% -2%
Communist J. Cook 30 1% 0%
Majority 2,171
Turnout 4,561
Labour hold Swing

Dovecot

Dovecot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Rimmer 2,622 '77% -7%
SLD Norman Mills 429 13% 0%
Conservative Audrey Bowness 356 10% -7%
Majority 2,193
Turnout 3,407
Labour hold Swing

Everton

Everton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Knibb 1,988 92% +5%
SLD M. Key 98 5% +1%
Conservative R. Fairclough 72 3% -5%
Majority 1,890
Turnout 2,158
Labour hold Swing

Fazakerley

Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Vaudrey 3,465 77% +17%
Liberal Democrats C. Mayes 541 12% -8%
Conservative J. Atkinson 495 11% -9%
Majority 2,924
Turnout 4,501
Labour hold Swing +17%

Gillmoss

Gillmoss
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Ledwich 3,239 80% +3%
Conservative S. North 383 9% -4%
SLD C. Leahy 342 8% -2%
Green Susan Ellison 103 3%
Majority 2,897
Turnout 4,067
Labour hold Swing

Granby

Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Hughes 2,959 82% +26%
SLD E. Chin 335 9% -30%
Conservative Henrietta Edwards 200 6% +2%
Communist E. Caddick 121 3% +2%
Majority 2,624
Turnout 3,615
Labour hold Swing

Grassendale

Grassendale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD W. Bullock 3,405 53% -2%
Labour Eileen Turnbull 1,183 18% +6%
Conservative S. Marsden 1,656 26% -5%
Green P. Kavanagh 197 3%
Majority 2,222
Turnout 6,441
SLD hold Swing

Kensington

Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Ratcliffe 2,525 52% +3%
SLD Richard Kemp 2,026 42% -2%
Conservative R. Bethell 196 4% +3%
Green F. Wainwright 84 2%
Majority 499
Turnout 4,831
Labour hold Swing

Melrose

Melrose
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Kidd 3,519 82% +24%
SLD J. Murray 537 13% -24%
Conservative Ann Nugent 220 5% +1%
Majority 2,982
Turnout 4,276
Labour hold Swing

Netherley

Netherley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lesley Mahmood 2,106 79% +7%
SLD Caroline Barnett 439 16% 0%
Conservative Maureen Murphy 134 5% -7%
Majority 1,667
Turnout 2,679
Labour hold Swing

Old Swan

Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Fitzsimmons 2,975 65% +14%
SLD J. Berman 739 16% -19%
Conservative G. Powell 684 15% -1%
SDP J. Herbert 184 4%
Majority 2,236
Turnout 4,582
Labour hold Swing

Picton

Picton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Pam Bradley * 2,730 47% -9%
Labour Margaret Clarke 2,717 47% +10%
Conservative I. Bishop 221 4% -3%
Green D. Williams 112 2%
Majority 13
Turnout 5,780
SLD hold Swing

Pirrie

Pirrie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dot Gavin 3,958 84% +14%
SLD Hilary Owen 412 9% -5%
Conservative P. Aldcroft 329 7% -9%
Majority 3,546
Turnout 4,699
Labour hold Swing

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank O'Donoghue 3,599 67% +16%
SLD C. Hughes 1,454 27% -10%
Conservative Innes Fleming 275 5% -7%
Green D. Lindsay 60 1%
Majority 2,145
Turnout 5,388
Labour hold Swing

Smithdown

Smithdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Bermingham 2,791 77% +18%
SLD Mary Young 648 18% = -19%
Conservative F. Ryan 193 5% +1%
Majority 2,143
Turnout 3,632
Labour hold Swing

Speke

Speke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Wilde 2,972 84% +25%
SLD Victoria Clein 287 8% -29%
Conservative A. Faver 270 8% +4%
Majority 2,685
Turnout 3,529
Labour hold Swing

Tuebrook

Tuebrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Steve Radford * 2,747 52% -1%
Labour S. Sullivan 2,291 43% +7%
Conservative Edna Rodick 282 5% -6%
Majority 456
Turnout 5,320
Liberal hold Swing -1%

Valley

Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sylvia Sharpey-Shafer 2,636 73% +10%
SLD G. Cleaeys 714 20% +5%
Conservative W. Dobinson 242 7% -15%
Majority 1,922
Turnout 3,592
Labour hold Swing

Vauxhall

Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Orr * 1,818 93% -1%
SLD S. McHugh 92 5%
Conservative R. Knox 51 3% -3%
Majority 1,726
Turnout 1,961
Labour hold Swing -1%

Warbreck

Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. Chase 3,144 52% +15%
SLD Elsie Lang 2,430 40% 0%
Conservative Martha Thornton 492 8% -15%
Majority 714
Turnout 6,066
Labour gain from SLD Swing +3.5

Woolton

Woolton 2 seats
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Backhouse 2,301 39% -30%
Conservative S. Fitzsimmons 2,241 38% -31%
SLD Ron Gould 1,487 25% +11%
SLD Ian Phillips 1,424 25% +11%
Labour A. White 1,057 18% 0%
Labour S. Balmer 1,056 18% 0%
SDP 918 15%
Green J. Hulton 166 3%
Majority 814
Turnout 5,928
Conservative hold Swing

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