Liverpool City Council elections

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Liverpool City Council has existed since 1880, when Liverpool was awarded city status. Prior to this date the local authority was a town council.

Since 1973 one third of Liverpool City Council in Merseyside, England is elected each year for three years, followed by one year without election. (This gap year was the election year for Merseyside Metropolitan County Council elections in 1973, 1977 and 1981 (after which the County Council was abolished))Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 90 councillors have been elected from 30 wards.[1] Before 1973, elections were held every year for one third of the council. The term of office for councillors was three years.

Political control[edit]

Since 1835 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

Party in control Years
Labour 2010–present
Liberal Democrats 1998 - 2010
Labour 1996 - 1998
No overall control 1992 - 1996
Labour 1983 - 1992
No overall control 1973 - 1983
Labour 1972 - 1973
No overall control 1971 - 1972
Conservative 1967 - 1971
Labour 1963 - 1967
Conservative 1962 - 1963
Labour 1956 - 1962
No overall control 1955 - 1956
Conservative 1895 - 1955
Liberals & Irish Nationalists 1892 - 1895
Conservative 1841 - 1892
Reformers (liberals) 1835 - 1841

Council elections[edit]

Relevant Legislation[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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors". Liverpool City Council. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  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. 

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