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Princes Park
Princes Park ward within Liverpool
Population4,696 (2023 electorate)
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Princes Park ward is a Liverpool City Council Ward in the Liverpool Riverside Parliamentary constituency.

Background

The ward was created in 1895 and was within the Liverpool West Toxteth constituency.[1] The ward was retained during the 1953 boundary review, before being merged with the Granby ward to form Granby Princes Park ward in 1973. The ward was re-created in the 2003 boundary review, and retained as a smaller ward electing one councillor in the 2022 review.[2]

2023 ward boundaries

The ward boundaries were changed in 2023 following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England which decided that the existing 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 Princes Park ward was reformed as a single-member ward. The ward boundaries retained the eastern half of the 2004 ward, gaining a small part of the former Greenbank ward.[2] It contains the parts of the Toxteth area, including the Granby Four Streets, Princes Road Synagogue as well as Princes Park itself.

2004 ward boundaries

Map of the 2004 boundaries of Princes Park ward, Liverpool
2004 boundaries

The ward was reinstated for the 2004 Municipal elections taking the whole of the former Granby ward with part of the former Abercromby and Smithdown wards.[3]

The population of the 2004 ward taken at the 2011 census was 17,104. That census showed the ward to be ethnically diverse, with a 53% white, 16% black, 9% asian and 10% mixed ethnicity population.[4]

Councillors

The ward returned eight Councillors.[5]

Following the resignation of Tim Moore a by-election was held on 17 October 2019; the winner Joanne Anderson was elected as the Mayor of Liverpool in May 2021.

Former Lord Mayor of Liverpool Anna Rothery was shortlisted and subsequently removed from contention to be the Labour Party candidate for City Mayor[6] and later resigned from the Labour Party to sit as an independent councillor on 23 November 2021.[7]

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2004 Mohamed Ali (LD) Alan Dean (Lab) Gideon Ben-Tovim (Lab)
2006 Anna Rothery (Lab) Alan Dean (Lab) Gideon Ben-Tovim (Lab)
2007 Anna Rothery (Lab) Alan Dean (Lab) Gideon Ben-Tovim (Lab)
2008 Anna Rothery (Lab) Alan Dean (Lab) Tim Moore (Lab)
2010 Anna Rothery (Lab) Alan Dean (Lab) Tim Moore (Lab)
2011 Anna Rothery (Lab) Alan Dean (Lab) Tim Moore (Lab)
2012 Anna Rothery (Lab) Alan Dean (Lab) Tim Moore (Lab)
2014 Anna Rothery (Lab) Alan Dean (Lab) Tim Moore (Lab)
2015 Anna Rothery (Lab) Alan Dean (Lab) Tim Moore (Lab)
2016 Anna Rothery (Lab) Alan Dean (Lab) Tim Moore (Lab)
2018 Anna Rothery (Lab) Alan Dean (Lab) Tim Moore (Lab)
2019 Anna Rothery (Lab) Tomas Logan (Lab) Joanne Anderson (Lab)
2021 Anna Rothery (Ind) Tomas Logan (Lab) Lucille Harvey (Lab)
WARD REFORMED
2023 Lucille Harvey (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

4th May 2023[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lucille Bernadette Harvey§ 737 70.12
Green Muryam Saffia Aminah Sheikh 218 20.74
Liberal Democrats Fiona McBride 56 5.33
Conservative Douglas Jardine Gaskarth 40 3.81
Majority 519 49.38
Turnout 1,051 22.38
Registered electors 4,696
Rejected ballots 11 1.04
Total ballots 1,062 22.62
Labour win (new seat)

§Lucille Harvey was a re-standing councillor for the former Princes Park ward.

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections: 6th May 2021[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lucille Bernadette Harvey 2,373 73.37% Decrease2.70
Green Muryam Saffia Aminah Sheikh 604 17.91% Increase4.15
Liberal Democrats Peter Joseph Rainford 191 5.66% Decrease2.93
Conservative Beryl Pinnington 138 4.09% Decrease0.50
Majority 1,769 52.46% Decrease6.86
Turnout 3,477 29.64% Increase13.72
Registered electors 11,731
Rejected ballots 105 3.02% Increase2.10
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.42

Elections of the 2010s

Princes Park by-election 17 October 2019[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Marie Anderson 1,259 73.07% Increase0.94
Green Stephanie Louise Pitchers 237 13.76% Decrease4.59
Liberal Democrats Lee Rowlands 148 8.59% Increase3.20
Conservative Alma McGing 79 4.59% Increase1.56
Majority 1,022 59.32% Increase5.54
Turnout 1,739 15.92% Decrease9.09
Registered electors 10,921
Rejected ballots 16 0.92% Decrease0.04
Labour hold Swing Increase2.77
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections: 2nd May 2019 [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tomas Logan 1,926 72.13% Decrease 6.66
Green Stephanie Louise Pitchers 490 18.35% Increase 5.66
Liberal Democrats Thomas Sebire 144 5.39% Increase 0.93
Conservative Beryl Pinnington 81 3.03% Decrease 1.03
Liberal Barbara Lever 29 1.09% Steadyn/a
Majority 1,436 53.78% Decrease 12.33
Turnout 2,696 25.01% Decrease 0.68
Registered electors 10,778
Rejected ballots 26 0.96%
Labour hold Swing Decrease6.16
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections: 3rd May 2018 [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anna Rothery 2,155 78.79% Increase11.23
Green Stephanie Louise Pitchers 347 12.69% Decrease6.63
Liberal Democrats Thomas Sebire 122 4.46% Decrease0.53
Conservative Beryl Pinnington 111 4.06% Decrease0.64
Majority 1,808 66.11% Increase11.87
Turnout 2,753 25.69% Decrease4.52
Registered electors 10,715
Rejected ballots 18 0.65% Decrease1.06
Labour hold Swing Increase8.93
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2016: 5th May 2016 [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Timothy Francis Moore 1,976 67.56% Decrease0.67
Green Stephanie Louise Pitchers 565 19.32% Decrease1.52
Liberal Democrats Leo Francis Evans 146 4.99% Steadyn/a
TUSC Daren Andrew Ireland 138 4.72% Increase1.85
Conservative Alice Margaret Day 100 3.42% Decrease0.74
Majority 1,411 48.24% Increase0.85
Turnout 2,976 30.21% Decrease29.47
Registered electors 9,851
Rejected ballots 51 1.71% Increase1.06
Labour hold Swing Increase0.42
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2015: 7th May 2015 [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Dean 3,974 68.23% Increase1.14
Green Dee Coombes 1,214 20.84% Increase4.55
Conservative Alice Margaret Day 242 4.16% Increase0.15
UKIP Lewis Richard Joseph Donelan 208 3.57% Steadyn/a
TUSC Daren Andrew Ireland 167 2.87% Decrease2.17
English Democrat Steven Greenhalgh 19 0.33% Steadyn/a
Majority 2,670 47.39% Decrease3.41
Turnout 5,824 59.68% Increase29.05
Registered electors 9,822
Rejected ballots 38 0.65% Decrease0.19
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.70
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2014: 22nd May 2014 [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anna Rothery 1,890 67.09% Decrease4.10
Green Simeon Daniel Hart 459 16.29% Increase0.09
Independent Frank Jones 148 5.25% Steadyn/a
TUSC Daren Andrew Ireland 142 5.04% Decrease0.93
Conservative Laura Watson 113 4.01% Increase0.15
Liberal Lindsey Janet Mary Wood 65 2.31% Decrease0.47
Majority 1,431 50.80% Decrease4.19
Turnout 2,817 30.63% Decrease1.43
Registered electors 9,274
Rejected ballots 24 0.84% Decrease0.30
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.10
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2012: 3rd May 2012 [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tim Moore 1,920 71.19% Decrease1.02
Green Elspeth Ruth Anwar 437 16.20% Increase4.87
TUSC Paul Frederick Humphreys 161 5.97% Increase2.65
Conservative Lucy Glover 104 3.86% Decrease0.64
Liberal Paula Joan Davidson 75 2.78% Increase0.96
Majority 1,483 54.99% Decrease5.89
Turnout 2,728 29.20% Decrease3.94
Registered electors 9,344
Rejected ballots 31 1.14% Increase0.57
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.95
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2011: 5th May 2011 [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan William Dean 2,263 72.21% Increase18.77
Green Lewis Coyne 355 11.33% Decrease1.04
Liberal Democrats Naz Islam 214 6.83% Decrease18.39
Conservative Gwynneth Hicklin 141 4.50% Decrease1.23
TUSC Paul Frederick Humphreys 104 3.32% Steadyn/a
Liberal Karen Louise Williams 57 1.82% Decrease1.42
Majority 1,908 60.88% Increase32.66
Turnout 3,152 33.14% Decrease18.57
Registered electors 9,512
Rejected ballots 18 0.57
Labour hold Swing 9.91%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2010: Princes Park [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anna Rothery 2,740 53.44% Increase4.28
Liberal Democrats Mumin Khan 1,293 25.22% Decrease3.39
Green Addullahi Yasin Mahamoud 634 12.37% Decrease0.37
Conservative Diane Isabel Watson 294 5.73% Decrease0.80
Liberal Thomas David Peel 166 3.24% Increase0.28
Majority 1,447 28.22% Increase7.67
Turnout 5,127 51.71% Increase27.45
Registered electors 10,008
Rejected ballots 48 0.93% Decrease0.36
Labour hold Swing Increase9.91

Elections of the 2000s

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2008: Princes Park [19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Timothy Moore 1,227 49.16% Decrease1.80
Liberal Democrats Mumin Khan 714 28.61% Increase4.05
Green Rebecca Lawson 318 12.74% Decrease1.23
Conservative Catherine Audrey Hirst 163 6.53% Increase0.72
Liberal Michael Alan Williams 74 2.96% Decrease1.74
Majority 513 20.55% Decrease5.85
Turnout 2,513 24.26% Increase1.50
Registered electors 10,049
Rejected ballots 17
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.92
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2007: Princes Park [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Dean 1,193 50.96% Increase6.48
Liberal Democrats Mohamed Mahmood Ali 575 24.56% Increase0.33
Green Thomas Crone 327 13.97% Increase4.73
Conservative Audrey Hirst 136 5.81% Increase2.20
Liberal Neil King 110 4.70% Decrease3.19
Majority 618 26.21 Increase5.96
Turnout 2,375 22.93% Decrease1.24
Registered electors 10,359
Rejected ballots 17 0.72% Decrease0.11
Labour hold Swing Increase2.98
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2006: Princes Park [21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anna Rothery 1,184 44.48% Increase9.98
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Mahmood Ali 645 24.23% Decrease7.11
Respect Paul Manuel Desson 281 10.56% Steadyn/a
Green Sophy Hansford 246 9.24% Decrease4.84
Liberal Nina Clare Edge 210 7.89% Steadyn/a
Conservative Alma Gavine McGing 96 3.61% Decrease1.56
Majority 539 20.25% Increase17.10
Turnout 2,662 24.17% Increase8.45
Registered electors 11,015
Rejected ballots 22 0.83%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase8.55

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

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2004: Princes Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gideon Ben-Tovim 1,029 34.50% Steady
Labour Alan Dean 1,026 34.39% Steady
Liberal Democrats Mohamed Ali 935 31.34% Steady
Labour Suraj-Prakash Sharma 891 29.87% Steady
Liberal Democrats Paul Twigger 857 28.73% Steady
Liberal Democrats Nabil Sultan 788 26.42% Steady
Green Anja Ploger 420 14.08% Steady
Green Simon Holgate 381 12.77% Steady
Green Justine Williams 206 6.91% Steady
Independent Nina Edge 173 5.80% Steady
Conservative Catherine Hirst 154 5.16% Steady
Majority 94 3.15 Steady
Turnout 2,983 15.92%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

italics denotes the sitting Councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b "New electoral arrangements for Liverpool City Council Final Recommendations" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. 1 March 2023.
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