Central is a Liverpool City Council ward in the Liverpool Riverside Parliamentary constituency. The population at the 2011 census was 20,340.[1] It was formed for the 2004 municipal elections from the former Abercromby, Everton and Smithdown wards. It contains the majority of the city centre but also includes Kensington Fields in Kensington to the east and the Marybone/Holy Cross community in Vauxhall. The ward includes the longstanding city centre community around the Bullring, as well as many new city centre apartments. Furthermore, the ward contains the Pier Head and the two larger universities; the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

In 2004 Central was the city's most marginal ward, largely due to the intervention of the hard left Liverpool Labour Community Party. In more recent elections has become safer for Labour. The May 2008 local elections saw Labour take 62% of the vote.

The 2011 vote was effected by the controversy involving the Liberal Democrat candidate, Daniel Bradley the son of former Liverpool City Council Leader Warren Bradley, when Daniel disclosed that he had not signed the candidate paper, which his father had witnessed.[2][3]

Councillors

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2004 Nick Small (Lab) Sharon Sullivan (Lab) Richard White (Lab)
2006 Nick Small (Lab) Sharon Sullivan (Lab) Richard White (Lab)
2007 Nick Small (Lab) Sharon Sullivan (Lab) Richard White (Lab)
2008 Nick Small (Lab) Sharon Sullivan (Lab) Christine Banks (Lab)
2010 Nick Small (Lab) Sharon Sullivan (Lab) Christine Banks (Lab)
2011 Nick Small (Lab) Sharon Sullivan (Lab) Christine Banks (Lab)
2012 Nick Small (Lab) Sharon Sullivan (Lab) Christine Banks (Lab)
2014 Nick Small (Lab) Sharon Sullivan (Lab) Christine Banks (Lab)
2015 Nick Small (Lab) Sharon Sullivan (Lab) Christine Banks (Lab)
2016 Nick Small (Lab) Sharon Sullivan (Lab) Christine Banks (Lab)
2018 Nick Small (Lab) Sharon Sullivan (Lab) Christine Banks (Lab)
2019 Nick Small (Lab) Maria Toolan (Lab) Christine Banks (Lab)
2021 Nick Small (Lab) Maria Toolan (Lab) Christine Banks (Lab)

  indicates seat up for re-election after boundary changes.

  indicates seat up for re-election.

  indicates change in affiliation.

  indicates seat up for re-election after casual vacancy.

Election results

Elections of the 2020s

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2021: 6th May 2021 [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Banks 1,209 57.03% Decrease3.10
Green Martyn Paul Madeley 498 23.49% Increase1.12
Liberal Democrats Helen Margaret Dietz 194 9.15% Decrease0.32
Conservative Katie Maria Burgess 135 6.37% Decrease0.27
SDP Keenan Reece Clough 51 2.41% Steady
Liberal Bethan Hazel Williams 33 1.56% Increase0.18
Majority 711 33.54% Decrease4.22
Turnout 2,170 16.56% Increase0.53
Registered electors 13,104
Rejected ballots 50 2.30% Increase1.26
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.11%

Elections of the 2010s

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2019: 2nd May 2019 [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maria Toolan 914 60.13% Decrease 7.81
Green Jayne Louise Stephanie Clough 340 22.37% Increase 10.77
Liberal Democrats Sam Buist 144 9.47% Increase 1.89
Conservative Lee David Berry 101 6.64% Decrease 0.88
Liberal Bethan Hazel Williams 21 1.38% n/a
Majority 574 37.76% Decrease 18.58
Turnout 1,536 16.03% Decrease 0.07
Registered electors 9,585
Rejected ballots 16 1.04% Increase 0.85
Labour hold Swing -9.29%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2018: 3rd May 2018 [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Small 1,066 67.94% Decrease 1.57
Green Jayne Louise Stephanie Clough 182 11.60% Decrease 4.73
Liberal Democrats Greg Howard 119 7.58% Increase 2.14
Conservative Lee David Berry 118 7.52% Increase 1.79
Independent James Leadbeater 84 5.35% Steady N/A
Majority 884 56.34% Decrease 8.35
Turnout 1,572 16.10% Decrease 8.46
Registered electors 9,766
Rejected ballots 3 0.19%
Labour hold Swing 1.58%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2016: 5th May 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Banks 1,213 69.51% +9.17%
Green Robbie Coyne 285 16.33% -3.04%
Conservative Lee David Berry 100 5.73% -8.91%
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Elaine Wilson 95 5.44% n/a
Liberal James Robert Dykstra 52 2.98% n/a
Majority 928 53.18% +12.21%
Turnout 1,762 16.76% -32.20%
Labour hold Swing 6.11%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2015: 7th May 2015 [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Sullivan 3,128 60.34% -2.77%
Green Rachael Joanne Blackman 1,004 19.37% +0.30%
Conservative Lee Berry 759 14.64% +6.75%
UKIP Jamie Sanderson 199 3.84% -3.94%
TUSC Priyanga Jeyanayagam 94 1.81% n/a%
Majority 2,124 40.97% -3.07%
Turnout 5,181 48.96% +35.1%
Labour hold Swing
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2014: 22nd May 2014 [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Small 1,208 63.11% -8.34%
Green Hannah Ellen Clare 365 19.07% +7.10%
Conservative Lee Berry 151 7.89% -1.01%
UKIP Tony Power 149 7.78% n/a
Liberal Michele Leigh Williams 41 2.14% -0.62%
Majority 843 44.04% -14.83%
Turnout 1,914 13.86% +1.42%
Labour hold Swing -7.72%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2012: 3rd May 2012 [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Banks 1164 71.45% +1.02%
Green Simeon Daniel Hart 195 11.97% +2.67%
Conservative Lee David Berry 145 8.90% +0.49%
TUSC Daren Andrew Ireland 80 4.91% n/a
Liberal James Robert Dykstra 45 2.76% n/a
Majority 969 58.87% -1.26%
Turnout 1646 12.44% -1.26%
Labour hold Swing -0.83%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2011: 5th May 2011 [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Sullivan 1348 70.43% +17.61%
Green Fiona Margaret McGill Coyne 178 9.30% +3.21%
Conservative Lee David Berry 161 8.41% -2.13%
Liberal Democrats Daniel Bradley 144 7.52% -20.94%
English Democrat Steven Greenhalgh 83 4.34% n/a
Majority 1170 60.13% +35.78%
Turnout 1914 15.43% -16.89%
Labour hold Swing 19.28%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2010: Central [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Small 2054 52.82%
Liberal Democrats Richard Marbrow 1107 28.46%
Conservative Thomas Roberts 410 10.54%
Green Fiona Coyne 237 6.09%
Liberal John Aaron Gannon 81 2.08%
Majority 947 24.35%
Turnout 3889 32.32%
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 2000s

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2008: Central [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Banks 722 61.45%
Liberal Democrats James Peter Murray 157 13.36%
Green Michael Sean Cotgreave 134 11.40%
Conservative Gregg Andrew Watson 118 10.04%
Liberal Lisa Gaskell 44 3.74%
Majority
Turnout 1175 9.59%
Labour hold Swing
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2007: Central [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Sullivan 713 50.21%
Liberal Democrats Gary Millar 432 30.42%
Green Robert Smith 125 8.80%
Conservative Mark Andrew Cotterell 120 8.45%
Liberal Lisa Gaskell 30 2.11%
Majority
Turnout 1420 11.80%
Labour hold Swing
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2006: Central [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Small 719 53.30%
Liberal Democrats Paul Twigger 395 29.28%
Green Peter Andrew Edward Cranie 104 7.71%
Conservative Mark Andrew Cottrell 102 7.56%
Liberal Karl Justin Prescott 29 2.15%
Majority
Turnout 1349 12.00%
Labour hold Swing

After the boundary change of 2004 the whole of Liverpool City Council faced election. Three Councillors were returned at this election.

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2004: Central [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard White 580
Labour Sharon Sullivan 577
Labour Nick Small 515
Liberal Democrats Alison Campbell 497
Liberal Democrats David Roscoe 479
Liberal Democrats Christopher Curry 459
Liverpool Labour George Knibb 324
Liverpool Labour Marie Whitty 278
Green Faye Griffiths 223
Green Peter Cranie 191
Green Alexander Rodkin 141
Conservative Diane Watson 74
Liberal Stephen Houghland 28
Majority
Turnout 1649 16.13%
Labour hold Swing n/a

italics denotes the sitting Councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

References

  1. ^ "City of Liverpool ward population 2011". Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  2. ^ David Bartlett (19 April 2011). "Liberal Democrats suspend Warren Bradley and police poised to launch investigation". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  3. ^ Ben Rossington (18 April 2011). "Former Liverpool council leader Warren Bradley facing probe on son's election papers". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2021, Central". Liverpool City Council.
  5. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2019, Central". Liverpool City Council.
  6. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2018, Central". Liverpool City Council.
  7. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2016, Central". Liverpool City Council.
  8. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2015, Central". Liverpool City Council.
  9. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2014, Central". Liverpool City Council.
  10. ^ "Municipal Elections 2012, Central". Liverpool City Council.
  11. ^ "Municipal Elections 2011, Central". Liverpool City Council.
  12. ^ "Municipal Elections 2010, Central". Liverpool City Council.
  13. ^ "Municipal Election results 2008, Central". Liverpool City Council.
  14. ^ "Municipal Election results 2007, Central". Liverpool City Council.
  15. ^ "Municipal Election results 2006, Central". Liverpool City Council.
  16. ^ "Municipal Election results 2004" (PDF). Liverpool City Council.[permanent dead link]

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