Waterfront North
Waterfront North ward within Liverpool
Population864 (2023 electorate)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
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Waterfront North ward is an electoral district of Liverpool City Council within the Liverpool Riverside constituency.


2023 ward

The ward was created for the elections held on 4 May 2023 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 Waterfront North ward was created as a single-member ward from the western side of the former Kirkdale ward.[1]

The ward boundaries follow the city boundary at the northern edge of the Canada Dock, Dacre Street and Bedford Place, thereafter St John's Road, the Merseyrail Northern Line, Leeds Street, Paisley Street, the southern edge of the Prince's Half-Tide Dock, and the River Mersey. The ward covers the Port of Liverpool from Canada Dock to the Prince's Half-Tide Dock, the Ten Streets area, Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse and Everton Stadium.[1]

The ward has a significantly smaller number of residents than other wards of the city, with a -85% variance from average at the 2019 figures used in the review, at 567. This had increased by the 2023 elections to 864. However, due to the expected significant redevelopment of the docklands it was projected that by 2027 the electorate would be 4,035, representing a -6% variance.[1]


Election Councillor
2023 Dave Hanratty (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[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dave Hanratty[Note 1] 91 47.15
Liberal Democrats Howard Michael Winik 71 36.79
Green Willhelm David Hernandez De Miranda 27 13.99
Independent William McGarry 3 1.55
Independent Margaret Ryan 1 0.52
Majority 20 10.36
Turnout 193 22.34
Rejected ballots 1 0.52
Total ballots 194 22.45
Registered electors 864
Labour win (new seat)


  1. ^ Dave Hanratty was a re-standing councillor for the former Kirkdale ward.


  1. ^ a b c "New electoral arrangements for Liverpool City Council Final Recommendations" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. 9 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Election Results for Waterfront North, 4 May 2023". Liverpool City Council. 4 May 2023. Retrieved 25 June 2023.