Old Swan
Old Swan ward (2004) within Liverpool
Area2.555 km2 (0.986 sq mi)
Population15,596 (2021 census)
• Density6,104/km2 (15,810/sq mi)
Registered Electors11,016 (2021 election)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
UK Parliament
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England
Merseyside

Old Swan ward was an electoral division of Liverpool City Council, centred on the Old Swan district of Liverpool.

Background

The ward was created in 1953; its boundaries were changed in 1973, 1980 and 2004 before being divided up in 2023.

1980 boundaries

A map showing the ward boundaries of the 1980 Kensington ward
1980 Old Swan ward

The ward boundary was changed for the 1980 elections. 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. Old Swan ward was represented by three councillors.[1]

The report describes the boundaries of Old Swan ward as "Commencing at a point where the southeastern boundary of Tuebrook Ward meets the southwestern boundary of Croxteth Ward, thence southeastwards along said southwestern boundary and southwards and southwestwards along the western boundary of Broad Green Ward and continuing southwards along Mill Lane to the Edge Hill to Huyton railway line, thence westwards along said railway to Rathbone Road, thence northeastwards along said road to Pighue Lane, thence generally northwestwards along said lane to the railway at Olive Mount Curve, thence northwestwards along said railway to the southeastern boundary of Tuebrook Ward, thence northwestwards and northeastwards along said boundary to the point of commencement".[2]

2004 boundaries

A review by the Boundary Committee for England recommended that the council was formed of a reduced number of 90 members elected from 30 wards. The ward was formed from the former Old Swan ward, losing a small area to the new Tuebrook and Stoneycroft ward and gaining a part of the former Broadgreen ward.[3] The ward was part of the Liverpool Wavertree Parliamentary constituency.

The population of the ward at the 2021 Census was 15,596.[4]

Councillors

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
WARD REFORMED
1980 Francis Richard Haywood (Lib) Peter Joseph Lloyd (Lab) Josephine Smith (Lib)
1982 Francis Richard Haywood (Lib) Peter Joseph Lloyd (Lab) Anthony Loftus (Lib)
1983 G Lloyd (Lab) Peter Joseph Lloyd (Lab) Anthony Loftus (Lib)
1984 G Lloyd (Lab) Peter Joseph Lloyd (Lab) Anthony Loftus (Lib)
1986 G Lloyd (Lab) Peter Joseph Lloyd (Lab) Anthony Loftus (Lib)
1987 L Hughes (Lab) Peter Joseph Lloyd (Lab) Anthony Loftus (Lib)
1988 L Hughes (Lab) J Fitzsimmons (Lab) Anthony Loftus (Lib)
1990 L Hughes (Lab) J Fitzsimmons (Lab) K Williams (Lab)
1991 L Hughes (Lab) J Fitzsimmons (Lab) K Williams (Lab)
1992 L Hughes (Lab) Mary Johnston (LD) K Williams (Lab)
1994 L Hughes (Lab) Mary Johnston (LD) J Downham (LD)
1995 Keith Turner (LD) Mary Johnston (LD) J Downham (LD)
1996 Keith Turner (LD) Bernie Turner (LD) J Downham (LD)
1998 Keith Turner (LD) Bernie Turner (LD) Kevin Firth (LD)
1999 Keith Turner (LD) Bernie Turner (LD) Kevin Firth (LD)
2000 Keith Turner (LD) Bernie Turner (LD) Kevin Firth (LD)
2002 Keith Turner (LD) Bernie Turner (LD) Kevin Firth (LD)
2003 Keith Turner (LD) Bernie Turner (LD) Kevin Firth (LD)
WARD REFORMED
2004 Keith Turner (LD) Berni Turner (LD) Kevin Firth (LD)
2006 Keith Turner (LD) Berni Turner (LD) Kevin Firth (LD)
2007 Keith Turner (LD) Berni Turner (LD) Kevin Firth (LD)
2008 Keith Turner (LD) Berni Turner (LD) Gary Millar (LD)
2010 Joanne Anderson (Lab) Berni Turner (LD) Gary Millar (LD)
2011 Joanne Anderson (Lab) Peter Brennan (Lab) Gary Millar (Lab)
2012 Joanne Anderson (Lab) Peter Brennan (Lab) Gary Millar (Lab)
2014 Joanne Anderson (Lab) Peter Brennan (Lab) Gary Millar (Lab)
2015 Joanne Anderson (Lab) Peter Brennan (Lab) Gary Millar (Lab)
2016 Joanne Anderson (Lab) Peter Brennan (Lab) Gary Millar (Lab)
2018 Joanne Anderson (Lab) Peter Brennan (Lab) Gary Millar (Lab)
2019 Joanne Anderson (Lab) William Shorthall (Lab) Gary Millar (Lab)
2021 Joanne Calvert (Lab) William Shorthall (Lab) Rona Heron (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.

Notes

Election results

Elections of the 2020s

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2021:6 May 2021[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rona Ellen Heron 1,493 47.81 Decrease24.55
Liberal Mick Coyne 674 21.58 Increase13.88
Old Swan Against the Cuts Martin Ralph 315 10.09 Increase7.08
Green Mark Damon Jackson 237 7.59 Decrease0.22
Liberal Democrats Gary Wilson 235 7.52 Increase1.58
Conservative Gillian Michelle Ferrigno 169 5.41 Increase2.22
Majority 819 26.22% Decrease38.33
Turnout 3,165 28.73 Increase3.57
Rejected ballots 42 1.33 Increase0.44
Total ballots 3,207 29.11
Registered electors 11,016
Labour hold Swing -19.22

Elections of the 2010s

Old Swan by-election: 19 September 2019[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Shortall 1,153 55.38 Decrease16.98
Liberal Mick Coyne 293 14.07 Increase6.37
Liberal Democrats Chris Lea 272 13.06 Increase7.12
Old Swan Against the Cuts Martin Ralph 138 6.63 Increase3.62
Green George Maxwell 130 6.24 Decrease1.57
Conservative Peter Andrew 96 4.61 Increase1.42
Majority 860 41.31 Decrease23.24
Turnout 2,096 18.70 Decrease6.46
Rejected ballots 14 0.67 Decrease0.22
Total ballots 2,110 18.83
Registered electors 11,207
Labour hold Swing -11.68
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections: Thursday 3 May 2019[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Brennan 2,021 72.36 Decrease2.63
Green George Maxwell 218 7.81 Increase3.21
Liberal Mick Coyne 215 7.70 Increase7.35
Liberal Democrats Norman Darbyshire 166 5.94 Increase0.35
Conservative Derek Thomas Nuttall 89 3.19 Decrease1.78
Old Swan Against the Cuts Martin Ralph 84 3.01 Decrease2.47
Majority 1,803 64.55 Decrease4.85
Turnout 2,818 25.16 Decrease0.78
Rejected ballots 25 0.89 Increase0.51
Total ballots 2,843 25.38
Registered electors 11,201
Labour hold Swing Decrease 2.87
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections: Thursday 3 May 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Calvert 2,174 74.99 Increase6.28
Liberal Democrats Chris Collins 162 5.59 Decrease2.86
Old Swan Against the Cuts Martin Ralph 157 5.42 Decrease6.59
Conservative Derek Thomas Nuttall 144 4.97 Increase1.66
Green George Duncan Maxwell 136 4.69 Decrease0.21
Liberal Irene Lillian Morrison 126 0.35 Increase1.74
Majority 2,012 69.40 Increase12.70
Turnout 2,910 25.94 Decrease4.91
Rejected ballots 11 0.38 Decrease1.59
Total ballots 2,921 26.03
Registered electors 11,220
Labour hold Swing +4.57
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections: Thursday 5 May 2016[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Millar 2,260 68.71 Decrease3.62
Old Swan Against the Cuts Martin Ralph 395 12.01 Increase5.98
Liberal Democrats Huw Poston Kentish Dawson 278 8.45 Increase5.55
Green Noreen Maguinness 161 4.90 Increase1.01
Conservative George Powell 109 3.31 Decrease0.32
Liberal Marjorie Peel 86 2.61 Increase0.04
Majority 1,865 56.70 Decrease6.97
Turnout 3,355 30.85 Decrease34.02
Rejected ballots 66 1.97 Increase1.45
Total ballots 3,421 31.46
Registered electors 10,875
Labour hold Swing -4.80
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections: Thursday 7 May 2015[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Brennan 5,244 72.33 Increase11.72
UKIP Leanne Nichola Sheelan 628 8.66 Decrease7.16
Old Swan Against the Cuts Martin Ralph 437 6.03 Decrease2.50
Green Gina Shaw 282 3.89 Decrease0.43
Conservative George Powell 263 3.63 Increase0.55
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Elaine Wilson 210 2.90 Decrease0.10
Liberal Sheila Ann Fairclough 186 2.57 Decrease1.43
Majority 4,616 63.67 Increase18.84
Turnout 7,250 64.54 Increase33.62
Rejected ballots 38 0.52
Total ballots 7,288 64.87
Registered electors 11,234
Labour hold Swing +9.44
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2014: 22 Thursday May 2014[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Calvert 2,105 60.61 Decrease11.33
UKIP Tony Hammond 549 15.82 Increase15.82
Old Swan Against the Cuts Martin Ralph 296 8.53 Increase8.53
Green Vikki Ann Gregorich 150 4.32 Decrease0.84
Liberal Shiela Fairclough 139 4.00 Decrease3.45
Conservative George Powell 107 3.08 Increase0.34
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Elaine Wilson 104 3.00 Decrease3.17
English Democrat Steven Greenhalgh 21 0.61 Decrease2.49
Majority 1,556 44.83 Decrease19.66
Turnout 3,471 31.25 Decrease1.19
Labour hold Swing -13.58
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2012: Thursday 3 May 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Millar 2,577 71.94 Increase6.43
Liberal Mary Jane Canning 267 7.45 Increase4.62
Liberal Democrats Jackie Wilson 221 6.17 Decrease12.12
Green Vikki Gregorich 185 5.16 Increase2.80
TUSC John Martin Ralph 123 3.43 Increase1.63
English Democrat Steven Greenhalgh 111 3.10 Increase1.69
Conservative Norman Coppell 98 2.74 Decrease0.13
Majority 2,310 64.49 Increase17.27
Turnout 3582 32.44 Decrease4.69
Labour hold Swing +0.91
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2011: Thursday 5 May 2011[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Brennan 2,689 65.51 Increase12.14
Liberal Democrats Berni Turner 751 18.29 Decrease16.83
UKIP Tony Put Locals First Over Housing Hammond 202 4.92 Increase4.92
Conservative Norman Coppell 118 2.87 Decrease0.60
Liberal Mary Jane Canning 116 2.83 Increase1.33
Green Vikki Gregorich 97 2.36 Decrease0.55
TUSC John Martin Ralph 74 1.80 Increase1.80
English Democrat Steven McEllenborough 58 1.41 Increase1.41
Majority 1,938 47.22 Increase28.98
Turnout 4105 37.13 Decrease21.94
Labour hold Swing +14.49
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2010: Thursday 6 May 2010[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Anderson 3,557 53.37 Increase26.56
Liberal Democrats Keith Turner 2,341 35.12 Decrease9.51
BNP Steven McEllenborough 242 3.63 Decrease6.13
Conservative Gwynneth May Hicklin 231 3.47 Decrease0.66
Green Vikki Gregorich 194 2.91 Decrease1.32
Liberal Elaine Tyrer 100 1.50 Decrease8.94
Majority 1,216 18.24
Turnout 6,665 59.07 Increase32.48
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +18.04

Elections of the 2000s

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2008: Thursday 1 May 2008[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gary Millar 1,372 44.63 Decrease19.93
Labour Allen Edward John Hammond 824 26.81 Increase3.43
Liberal Edith Bamford 321 10.44 Increase5.82
BNP Steven McEllenborough 300 9.76 Increase9.76
Green Paul Matthew Grimes 130 4.23 Increase0.44
Conservative Lauren Graham 127 4.13 Increase0.48
Majority 548 17.82 Decrease23.36
Turnout 3,074 26.59 Decrease2.73
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -11.68
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2007: Thursday 3 May 2007[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Berni Turner 2,248 64.56 Increase16.16
Labour Claire Wilner 814 23.38 Decrease5.57
Liberal Edith Bamford 161 4.62 Decrease1.18
Green Paul Matthew Grimes 132 3.79 Decrease0.73
Conservative Neil Alan Wilson 127 3.65 Decrease1.34
Majority 1,434 41.18 Increase21.73
Turnout 3,482 29.32 Increase5.12
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +10.87
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2006: Thursday 4 May 2006[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Keith Turner 1,436 48.40
Labour Wendy Simon 859 28.95
Liberal Edith Bamford 172 5.80
UKIP Mark Eric Bill 150 5.06
Conservative Pauline Dougherty 148 4.99
Green Paul Matthew Grimes 134 4.52
United Socialist Paul Filby 68 2.29
Majority 577 19.45
Turnout 2,967 24.20
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: 10 June 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kevin Firth 2,290
Liberal Democrats Bernadetter Turner 2,286
Liberal Democrats Keith Turner 2,239
Labour John McCabe 1,096
Labour Joseph Roberts 807
Labour Carl Roper 786
Liberal John Moore 206
Liberal Maria Langley 176
Socialist Alliance Cecelia Ralph 171
Socialist Alliance John Ralph 169
Socialist Alliance Paul Filby 112
Majority
Turnout 4,051 32.77
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Italics indicate the sitting Councillor. Bold indicates the winning candidate.

See also

Notes

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. ^ "Old Swan (Ward, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 23 July 2023.
  5. ^ Bartlett, David (26 April 2011). "Senior Liverpool councillor Gary Millar defects from Lib Dems to join Labour". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  6. ^ Thorp, Liam. "Former Lord Mayor resigns from council and Labour Party over racist video scandal". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Municipal Elections - Thursday, 6th May, 2021". Election results for Old Swan. Liverpool City Council. 6 May 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Battle for Old Swan will tell us a lot about Liverpool's state of mind". 18 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Old Swan By-election - Thursday, 19th September, 2019". Election results for Old Swan. Liverpool City Council. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2019, Old Swan". Liverpool City Council. 10 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2018, Old Swan". Liverpool City Council. 10 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2016, Old Swan". Liverpool City Council. 10 March 2022.
  13. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2015, Old Swan". Liverpool City Council. 10 March 2022.
  14. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2014, Old Swan". Liverpool City Council. 10 March 2022.
  15. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2012, Old Swan". Liverpool City Council. 10 March 2022.
  16. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2011, Old Swan". Liverpool City Council. 10 March 2022.
  17. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2010, Old Swan". Liverpool City Council. 10 March 2022.
  18. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2008, Old Swan". Liverpool City Council. 10 March 2022.
  19. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2007, Old Swan". Liverpool City Council. 10 March 2022.
  20. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2006, Old Swan". Liverpool City Council. 10 March 2022.

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