Old Swan is a Liverpool City Council Ward in the Liverpool Wavertree Parliamentary constituency. The boundary was changed for the 2004 Municipal elections losing a small area to the new Tuebrook and Stoneycroft ward and gaining part of the former Broadgreen ward.[1]

Councillors

The ward has returned eight councillors.

Gary Millar left the Liberal Democrats and continued to serve as a Labour councillor in April 2011.[2]

A by-election was held on 19 September after Peter Brennan, who was the serving Lord Mayor of Liverpool, was forced to resign after sharing a racist video on social media.[3]

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
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)
2008 Berni Turner (LD) Gary Millar (LD)
2010 Joanne Anderson (Lab) Gary Millar (LD)
2011 Joanne Anderson (Lab) Peter Brennan (Lab) Gary Millar (Lab)
2012 Joanne Calvert (Lab) Peter Brennan (Lab) Gary Millar (Lab)
2014 Joanne Calvert (Lab) Gary Millar (Lab)
2015 Joanne Calvert (Lab) Peter Brennan (Lab)
2016 Peter Brennan (Lab) Gary Millar (Lab)
2018 Joanne Calvert (Lab) Gary Millar (Lab)
2019 Joanne Calvert (Lab) William Shorthall (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.

Election results

Elections of the 2020s

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2021: Old Swan[4]
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
Registered electors 11,016
Rejected ballots 42 1.33 Increase0.44
Labour hold Swing -19.22

Elections of the 2010s

Old Swan by-election: 19 September 2019[5][6]
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
Registered electors 11,207
Rejected ballots 14 0.67 Decrease0.22
Labour hold Swing -11.68
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections: 3rd May 2019 [7]
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
Registered electors 11,201
Rejected ballots 25 0.89 Increase0.51
Labour hold Swing Decrease 2.87
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections: 3rd May 2018 [8]
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
Registered electors 11,220
Rejected ballots 11 0.38% Decrease1.59
Labour hold Swing Increase4.57
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections: 5th May 2016 [9]
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
Registered electors 10,875
Rejected ballots 66 1.97% Increase1.45
Labour hold Swing Decrease4.80
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections: 7 May 2015 [10]
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 64.87% Increase33.62
Registered electors 11,234
Rejected ballots 38 0.52%
Labour hold Swing Increase9.44
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2014: 22 May 2014 [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Calvert 2105 60.61% -11.33%
UKIP Tony Hammond 549 15.82% +15.82%
Old Swan Against the Cuts Martin Ralph 296 8.53% +8.53%
Green Vikki Ann Gregorich 150 4.32% -0.84%
Liberal Shiela Fairclough 139 4.00% -3.45%
Conservative George Powell 107 3.08% +0.34%
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Elaine Wilson 104 3.00% -3.17%
English Democrat Steven Greenhalgh 21 0.61% -2.49%
Majority 1,556 44.83 -19.66%
Turnout 3471 31.25% -1.19%
Labour hold Swing -13.58%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2012: 3rd May 2012 [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Millar 2577 71.94% +6.43%
Liberal Mary Jane Canning 267 7.45% +4.62%
Liberal Democrats Jackie Wilson 221 6.17% -12.12%
Green Vikki Gregorich 185 5.16% +2.80%
TUSC John Martin Ralph 123 3.43% +1.63%
English Democrat Steven Greenhalgh 111 3.10% +1.69%
Conservative Norman Coppell 98 2.74% -0.13%
Majority 2,310 64.49% +17.27%
Turnout 3582 32.44% -4.69%
Labour hold Swing +0.91%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2011: 5th May 2011 [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Brennan 2689 65.51% +12.14%
Liberal Democrats Berni Turner 751 18.29% -16.83%
UKIP Tony Put Locals First Over Housing Hammond 202 4.92% +4.92%
Conservative Norman Coppell 118 2.87% -0.60%
Liberal Mary Jane Canning 116 2.83% +1.33%
Green Vikki Gregorich 97 2.36% -0.55%
TUSC John Martin Ralph 74 1.80% +1.80%
English Democrat Steven McEllenborough 58 1.41% +1.41%
Majority 1,938 47.22% +28.98%
Turnout 4105 37.13% -21.94%
Labour hold Swing +14.49%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2010: Old Swan [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Anderson 3557 53.37% +26.56
Liberal Democrats Keith Turner 2341 35.12% -9.51%
BNP Steven McEllenborough 242 3.63% -6.13%
Conservative Gwynneth May Hicklin 231 3.47% -0.66%
Green Vikki Gregorich 194 2.91% -1.32%
Liberal Elaine Tyrer 100 1.50% -8.94%
Majority 1216 18.24%
Turnout 6665 59.07% +32.48%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +18.04%

Elections of the 2000s

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2008: Old Swan [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gary Millar 1372 44.63% -19.93%
Labour Allen Edward John Hammond 824 26.81% +3.43%
Liberal Edith Bamford 321 10.44% +5.82%
BNP Steven McEllenborough 300 9.76% +9.76%
Green Paul Matthew Grimes 130 4.23% +0.44%
Conservative Lauren Graham 127 4.13% +0.48%
Majority 548 17.82% -23.36%
Turnout 3074 26.59% -2.73%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -11.68%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2007: Old Swan [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Berni Turner 2248 64.56% +16.16%
Labour Claire Wilner 814 23.38% -5.57%
Liberal Edith Bamford 161 4.62% -1.18%
Green Paul Matthew Grimes 132 3.79% -0.73%
Conservative Neil Alan Wilson 127 3.65% -1.34%
Majority 1434 41.18% +21.73%
Turnout 3482 29.32% +5.12%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +10.87%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2006: Old Swan [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Keith Turner 1436 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 2967 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: Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kevin Firth 2290
Liberal Democrats Bernadetter Turner 2286
Liberal Democrats Keith Turner 2239
Labour John McCabe 1096
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 4051 32.77%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing n/a

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

See also

Notes

References

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

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