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Grassendale and Cressington
Grassendale (1980–2004)
Cressington (2004-2023)
Grassendale and Cressington ward within Liverpool
Population5,832 (2021 census)
Registered Electors4,635 (2023 election)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
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Grassendale and Cressington ward is an electoral division of Liverpool City Council in the Garston and Halewood Parliamentary constituency, in the Garston area of Liverpool.

Background

The ward was established as the Grassendale ward in 1980 which was replaced by the Cressington ward in 2004, becoming Grassendale and Cressington in 2023.

1980 boundaries

A map showing the ward boundaries of the 1980 Grassendale ward
1980 ward

A report of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England published in November 1978 set out proposals for changes to the wards of Liverpool City Council, maintaining the number of councillors at 99 representing 33 wards. Grassendale ward was represented by three councillors.[1]

The report describes the boundaries of Grassendale ward as "Commencing at a point where the southwestern boundary of the City meets the southeastern boundary of Aigburth Ward, thence generally northeastwards along said ward boundary to the southern boundary of Church Ward, thence north-eastwards along said boundary to Mather Avenue, thence southeastwards along said avenue to Forthlin Road, thence southwestwards along said road to Yorkaster Road, thence southeastwards along said road to Hurstlyn Road, thence southwestwards along said road to Greenhill Road, thence southeast-wards and southwestwards along said road and Whitehedge Road to St Mary's Road, thence southeastwards along said road to Dock Road, thence southwest-wards along said road to its end and continuing due southwestwards to the southwestern boundary of the City, thence northwestwards along said boundary to the point of commencement".[2]

2004 boundaries

A map showing the ward boundaries of the 2004 Cressington ward
2004 ward

Cressington ward was created for the 2004 municipal election from parts of the former Grassendale ward, and small sections of the former St. Mary's and Allerton wards.[3] The ward boundaries were Mather Avenue, Woolton Road, the Northern Line, Garston Way, Dock Road, the River Mersey, Beechwood Road, Riversdale Road, Aigburth Hall Avenue, and Booker Avenue.

The population of the ward at the 2011 census was 14,503,[4] and at the 2021 census 15,154.[5]

2023 boundaries

In 2023 the ward boundaries were changed following a 2022 review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, which decided that the previous 30 wards each represented by three Councillors should be replaced by 64 wards represented by 85 councillors with varying representation by one, two or three councillors per ward. The ward was reformed as Grassendale and Cressington, being represented by one councillor. The ward was formed from part of the former Cressington ward.[6]

The current ward boundaries are Beechwood Road, behind The Serpentine, Aigburth Hall Road, Glenhead Road, behind Stairhaven Road, Greenhill Road, Whitehedge Road, Garston Old Road, and behind Salisbury Road. The ward contains St Mary's Church, Grassendale, Cressington railway station and the Cressington Park and Grassendale Park estates.

Councillors

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
1980 Ernest Pine (Con) Thomas Hobday (Con) John Lea (Con)
1982 Ernest Pine (Con) Thomas Hobday (Con) John Lea (Con)
1983 Ernest Pine (Con) Gerry Scott (Lib) John Lea (Con)
1984 Ernest Pine (Con) Gerry Scott (Lib) J.C. Greenwood (Lib)
1986 Beatrice Fraenkel (Alliance) Gerry Scott (Lib) J.C. Greenwood (Lib)
1987 Beatrice Fraenkel (Alliance) Gerry Scott (Lib) J.C. Greenwood (Lib)
1988 Beatrice Fraenkel (Alliance) Gerry Scott (Lib) W. Bullock (SLD)
1990 Beatrice Fraenkel (LD) Gerry Scott (LD) W. Bullock (LD)
1991 Beatrice Fraenkel (LD) Gerry Scott (LD) W. Bullock (LD)
1992 Beatrice Fraenkel (LD) Gerry Scott (LD) G. Smith (LD)
1994 Beatrice Fraenkel (LD) Gerry Scott (LD) G. Smith (LD)
1995 Beatrice Fraenkel (LD) Gerry Scott (LD) G. Smith (LD)
1996 Beatrice Fraenkel (LD) Gerry Scott (LD) Chris Curry (LD)
1998 Beatrice Fraenkel (LD) Gerry Scott (LD) Chris Curry (LD)
1999 Beatrice Fraenkel (LD) Gerry Scott (LD) Chris Curry (LD)
2000 Beatrice Fraenkel (LD) Gerry Scott (LD) Chris Curry (LD)
2002 Beatrice Fraenkel (LD) Gerry Scott (LD) Chris Curry (LD)
2003 Beatrice Fraenkel (LD) Gerry Scott (LD) Chris Curry (LD)
WARD REFORMED
2004 Richard Oglethorpe (LD) Peter Millea (LD) Beatrice Fraenkel (LD)
2006 Richard Oglethorpe (LD) Peter Millea (LD) Beatrice Fraenkel (LD)
2007 Richard Oglethorpe (LD) Peter Millea (LD) Beatrice Fraenkel (LD)
2008 Richard Oglethorpe (LD) Peter Millea (LD) Paula Keaveney (LD)
2010 Richard Oglethorpe (LD) Peter Millea (LD) Paula Keaveney (LD)
2011 Richard Oglethorpe (LD) Bill Jones (Lab) Paula Keaveney (LD)
2012 Richard Oglethorpe (LD) Bill Jones (Lab) Mary Aspinall (Lab)
2014 Lynnie Hinnigan (Lab) Bill Jones (Lab) Mary Aspinall (Lab)
2015 Lynnie Hinnigan (Lab) Bill Jones (Lab) Mary Aspinall (Lab)
2016 Lynnie Hinnigan (Lab) Bill Jones (Lab) Tricia O'Brien (Lab)
2018 Lynnie Hinnigan (Lab) Bill Jones (Lab) Tricia O'Brien (Lab)
2019 Lynnie Hinnigan (Lab) Sam Gorst (Lab) Tricia O'Brien (Lab)
2021 Lynnie Hinnigan (Lab) Sam Gorst (Ind)[7] Richard Clein (LD)
WARD REFORMED
2023 Richard Clein (LD)

[8]

  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

4 May 2023[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard Clein§ 1,073 56.12
Labour Eileen Francis Walsh 568 29.71
Green Ceri Rhys Jones 228 11.92
Conservative Derek Thomas Nuttall 43 2.25
Majority 505 26.41
Turnout 1,912 41.25
Rejected ballots 17 0.88
Total ballots 1,929 41.36
Registered electors 4,635
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

§Richard Clein was a re-standing councillor for Cressington ward.

6 May 2021[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard Clein 2,448 49.45 Increase8.39
Labour Patricia O'Brien 1684 34.02 Decrease8.62
Green Jean-Paul Roberts 560 11.31 Decrease0.25
Conservative Pauline Ann Shuttleworth 156 3.15 Decrease1.59
TUSC Alex Smith 102 2.06 n/a
Majority 764 15.43 Increase13.86
Turnout 4,950 41.80 Increase3.36
Rejected ballots 80 1.59 Decrease0.78
Total ballots 5,030 42.47
Registered electors 11,843
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 8.51

Elections of the 2010s

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2019: 2nd May 2019 [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sam Gorst 1,896 42.64 Decrease9.80
Liberal Democrats Norman Mills 1,826 41.06 Increase7.46
Green Jean-Paul Roberts 514 11.56 Increase4.22
Conservative Christopher Matthew Hall 211 4.74 Decrease1.89
Majority 70 1.57 Decrease17.27
Turnout 4,482 38.44 Decrease1.85
Registered electors 11,659
Rejected ballots 35 0.78 Increase0.69
Labour hold Swing -8.63
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2018: 3rd May 2018 [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynnie Hinnigan 2,444 52.44 Increase3.86
Liberal Democrats Norman Mills 1,566 33.60 Increase3.17
Green Elke Weissmann 342 7.34 Decrease2.03
Conservative Jade Louise Marsden 309 6.63 Decrease1.62
Majority 878 18.84 Increase0.69
Turnout 4,665 40.29 Increase1.07
Registered electors 11,578
Rejected ballots 4 0.09
Labour hold Swing Increase0.34
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2016: 5th May 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tricia O'Brien 2,168 48.58% −7.99%
Liberal Democrats Anna Clare Martin 1,358 30.43% +12.07%
Green James Joseph Myles 418 9.37% −1.22%
Conservative Jade Marsden 368 8.25% −4.39%
TUSC Martin Cavanagh 151 3.38% +1.53%
Majority 810 18.15% −20.06%
Registered electors 11,489
Turnout 4,506 39.22% −31.11%
Labour hold Swing -10.03%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2015: 7th May 2015 [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Jones 4,647 56.57% +9.51%
Liberal Democrats Anna Clare Martin 1,508 18.36% −2.00%
Conservative Jade Marsden 1038 12.64% +5.23%
Green James Joseph Myles 870 10.59% +1.22%
TUSC Elise Kathryn Khan 152 1.85% n/a
Majority 3,139 38.21% +11.51%
Registered electors 11,760
Turnout 8,271 70.33% +33.00%
Labour hold Swing 5.76%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2014: 22nd May 2014 [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynnie Hinnigan 2,039 47.06% +0.62%
Liberal Democrats Dominic Andrew McCaffrey 882 20.36% −23.51%
UKIP Austin Lucas 540 12.46% n/a
Green Martin Trevor Randall 406 9.37% +4.05%
Conservative Jade Louise Marsden 321 7.41% +3.04%
Liberal Maureen Keyes 145 3.35% n/a
Majority 1,157 26.70% +24.13%
Turnout 4,333 37.33% −5.75%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +12.07%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2012: 3rd May 2012 [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Aspinall 2295 46.44% −7.09%
Liberal Democrats Paula Keaveney 2168 43.87% +16.57%
Green Mark Kendal Bowman 263 5.32% +0.63%
Conservative David Michael John Jeffery 216 4.37% −5.24%
Majority 127 2.57% −23.67%
Turnout 4942 43.08% −4.64%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -23.66%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2011: 5th May 2011 [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Jones 2879 53.53% +9.23%
Liberal Democrats Peter Millea 1468 27.30% −10.03%
Conservative Paul Athans 517 9.61% −3.88%
Green Mark Kendal Bowman 252 4.69% +0.52%
UKIP Mike Lane 181 3.37% n/a
Liberal Russell Leslie Jamieson 81 1.51% +0.8%
Majority 1411 26.24% +19.27%
Turnout 5378 47.72% −15.07%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing 9.63%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2010: Cressington [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard Oglethorpe 3127 44.30%
Labour Anna Briggs 2635 37.33%
Conservative Paul Athans 952 13.49%
Green Mark Kendal Bowman 294 4.17%
Liberal Michael Alan Williams 50 0.71%
Majority 492 6.97%
Turnout 7058 62.79%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Elections of the 2000s

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2008: Cressington [19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paula Keaveney 1812 50.17%
Labour Anna Briggs 792 21.93%
Conservative Paul Athans 638 17.66%
Green Martin Trevor Randall 262 7.25%
Liberal John Pagan 108 2.99%
Majority
Turnout 3612 32.27%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2007: Cressington [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Millea 2065 56.44%
Labour Anna Briggs 643 17.57%
Conservative Richard Michael Downey 383 10.47%
Independent Alex Corina 316 8.64%
Green Richard De Pesando 166 4.54%
Liberal John Moore 86 2.35%
Majority
Turnout 3659 33.09%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2006: Cressington [21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard Oglethorpe 1856 52.52%
Labour Catherine Dooley 778 22.01%
Conservative Emlyn Williams 381 10.78
Green Richard De Pesando 292 8.26%
Liberal John Moore 227 6.42%
Majority
Turnout 3534 31.41%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

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

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2004: Cressington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Beatrice Fraenkel 2747
Liberal Democrats Peter Millea 2536
Liberal Democrats Richard Oglethorpe 2283
Labour Catherine Dooley 933
Labour Sarah Pippard 822
Labour Mary Rasmussen 652
Green Alex Ferguson 534
Conservative James Berry 506
Conservative Derek Nuttall 387
Liberal Catherine Hancox 361
Conservative Maureen Williams 356
Liberal Joseph Flannery 350
Majority
Turnout 4839 42.72%
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

bold - Denotes the winning candidate.
italics - Denotes sitting Councillor.

References

  1. ^ The City of Liverpool (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  2. ^ "Report No.319" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission For England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Boundary Commission Report". 15 May 2010.
  4. ^ "City of Liverpool ward population 2011". Archived from the original on 20 October 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Cressington (Ward, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts Map and Location". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 15 July 2023.
  6. ^ "New electoral arrangements for Liverpool City Council Final Recommendations" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. 1 March 2023.
  7. ^ "Councillor details - Councillor Sam Gorst". 23 December 2021.
  8. ^ "Liverpool City Council elections 1973-2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre, University of Plymouth. 16 May 2018.
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  10. ^ "Election results for ressington, 6 May 2021". Liverpool City Council. 7 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2023.
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  13. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2016, Cressington". Liverpool City Council. 23 December 2021.
  14. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2015, Cressington". Liverpool City Council. 23 December 2021.
  15. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2014, Cressington". Liverpool City Council. 23 December 2021.
  16. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2012, Cressington". Liverpool City Council. 23 December 2021.
  17. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2011, Cressington". Liverpool City Council. 23 December 2021.
  18. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2010, Cressington". Liverpool City Council. 23 December 2021.
  19. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2008, Cressington". Liverpool City Council. 23 December 2021.
  20. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2007, Cressington". Liverpool City Council. 23 December 2021.
  21. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2006, Cressington". Liverpool City Council. 23 December 2021.