Liverpool City Council elections

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One third of Liverpool City Council in Merseyside, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 90 councillors have been elected from 30 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1983
Labour 1983 - 1992
No overall control 1992 - 1996
Labour 1996 - 1998
Liberal Democrats 1998 - 2010
Labour 2010 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Melrose By-Election 11 December 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Melrose Ward Labour Alfie Hincks 272 38.6 +38.6
Labour 217 30.4 -40.8
Liberal Democrat 180 25.6 +25.6
Socialist 35 5.0 +5.0
Majority 55 8.2
Turnout 704 5.9
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Speke-Garston By-Election 8 March 2007[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Strickland 1,984 54.3 -5.0
Liberal Democrat Lynnie Williams 1,218 33.3 +1.8
BNP Steven Greenhalgh 281 7.7 +7.7
Green Cherry Fitzsimmons 68 1.9 -2.0
Conservative Brenda Coppell 54 1.5 -1.5
UKIP Mark Bill 49 1.3 +1.3
Majority 766 21.0
Turnout 3,654 28.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Warbreck By-Election 13 September 2007[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard McLinden 1,796 55.2 +10.9
Liberal Democrat Ritchie Roberts 1,024 31.4 -13.8
BNP Peter Stafford 136 4.2 +4.2
Independent Michael Langen 131 4.0 +4.0
UKIP Joseph Moran 52 1.6 +1.6
Green Kim Graham 45 1.4 +1.4
Conservative Mark Rea 40 1.2 -3.2
Liverpool Labour Community Party Alfie Hincks 32 1.0 +1.0
Majority 772 23.8
Turnout 3,256 29.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Fazakerley By-Election 18 February 2010[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Louise Ashton-Armstrong 1,525 57.5 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Graham Seddon 807 30.5 +11.1
BNP Peter Stafford 234 8.8 -5.2
Green Alex Rudkin 84 3.2 +1.1
Majority 718 27.0
Turnout 2,650 23.0
Labour hold Swing
Riverside Ward by-election, 5 December 2013[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michelle Corrigan 1,055 70.94
Green Martin Sydney Dobson 144 9.68
UKIP Adam Heatherington 119 8.00
Liberal Democrat Kevin White 64 4.03
TUSC John Gary Marston 49 3.29
Conservative Christopher Matthew Hall 39 2.62
English Democrats Steven McEllenborough 9 0.60
Independent Peter Anthony Cooney 7 0.47
Independent Alison Louise Nelson 1 0.06
Majority 911 61.26
Turnout 1,487 11.63

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors". Liverpool City Council. Retrieved 2010-02-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Liverpool". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Defection confusion in Liverpool". BBC News Online. 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  4. ^ "Liverpool council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Labour snatch seat from Lib-Dems". Liverpool Daily Post. 2007-03-09. p. 2. 
  6. ^ "Lib Democrats lose key city seat". Liverpool Echo. 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  7. ^ "Labour hold seat in Liverpool as BNP vote slumps in Fazakerley". Liverpool Daily Post. 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  8. ^ http://liverpool.gov.uk/council/voting-and-elections/by-election-riverside-ward/

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