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1978 Liverpool City Council election

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Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on 4 May 1978. One third of the council was up for election and the John Hamilton of the Labour Party became Leader of the Council albeit without overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour ?? ??
Liberal ?? ??
Conservative ?? ??

Election result

Liverpool Local Election Result 1978
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 14 1 2 -1 40% 33% 43,339
  Conservative 11 8 0 +8 24% 37% 48,684
  Liberal 10 1 8 -7 29% 29% 38,317
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0% 0.46% 606
  Socialist Unity 0 0 0 0 0% 0.3% 373
  Independent Liberal 0 0 0 0 0% 0.1% 112
  Socialist Workers 0 0 0 0 0% 0.08% 102
  Workers Revolutionary 0 0 0 0 0% 0.03% 39
  Immigrant Party 0 0 0 0 0% 0.02% 23

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Ward results

* - Councillor seeking re-election

(PARTY) - Party of former Councillor

Abercromby, St. James

Abercromby, St. James
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. Shields * '1,571 51% -14%
Liberal Christopher Graham Davies 988 32% +22%
Conservative M. E. Cheshire 291 9% +3%
Communist R. O'Hara 215 7% -6%
Majority 583
Registered electors 12,585
Turnout 3,065 24%
Labour hold Swing

Aigburth

Aigburth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative F. Fawcett 3,775 62% +25%
Liberal I. R. Porteous (PARTY) 1,655 27% -28%
Labour F. Dunee 656 11% +2%
Majority 2,120
Registered electors 14,821
Turnout 6,086 41%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Allerton

Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative W. H. Fearenside 2,561 65% +18%
Liberal J. B. Kaitiff (PARTY) 754 19% -23%
Labour J. R. Brown 637 16% +7%
Majority 1,807
Registered electors 10,886
Turnout 3,952 36%
Conservative hold Swing

Anfield

Anfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. H. Brash 1,782 43% +19%
Labour T. McManus 1,406 34% -2%
Liberal J. R. Wilmington * 980 24% -20%
Majority 376
Registered electors 12,747
Turnout 4,168 33%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Arundel

Arundel
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. S. Fairclough 1,397 36% +17%
Liberal P. H. Hodgson (PARTY) 1,269 33% -27%
Labour J. McLean 1,028 27% +6%
Communist J. Kay 145 4%
Majority 128
Registered electors 13,140
Turnout 3,839 29%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Breckfield, St. Domingo

Breckfield, St. Domingo
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal D. Croft (PARTY) 2,490 64% +10%
Labour S. J. Gorman 912 23% -9%
Conservative H. M. Rigby 491 13% -1%
Majority 1,578
Registered electors 11,963
Turnout 3,893 33%
Liberal hold Swing

Broadgreen

Broadgreen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E. F. Pine 1,869 42% +28%
Liberal Roger Johnston 1,774 39% -15%
Labour P. Lloyd 859 19% -13%
Majority 95
Registered electors 12,105
Turnout 4,502 37%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Central, Everton, Netherfield

Central, Everton, Netherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Parry * 1,414 52% -14%
Liberal Cathy Hancox 976 36% +21%
Conservative J. B. King 319 12% -7%
Majority 438
Registered electors 11,812
Turnout 2,709 23%
Labour hold Swing

Childwall

Childwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. Airey 4,263 62% +24%
Labour J. E. Roberts 1,365 20% +9%
Liberal A. M. Loughney (PARTY) 1,253 18% -32%
Majority 2,898
Registered electors 20,285
Turnout 6,881 34%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Church

Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cyril Carr * 2,870 45% -17%
Conservative R. F. Symington 2,837 45% +13%
Labour M. J. Smith 654 10% +5%
Majority 33
Registered electors 14,954
Turnout 6,361 43%
Liberal hold Swing

Clubmoor

Clubmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Gamble 1,333 36% +3%
Liberal John Bowen * 1,177 32% -13%
Conservative W. Scott 1,156 32% +10%
Majority 156
Registered electors 10,630
Turnout 3,666 34%
Labour gain from Liberal Swing

County

County
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal N.T. Cardwell 1,805 42% +15%
Labour J. McLean * 1,333 31% -13%
Conservative R. J. Keney 1,175 27% -2%
Majority 472
Registered electors 11,911
Turnout 4,313 36%
Liberal gain from Labour Swing

Croxteth

Croxteth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E. H. Fitzpatrick 2,720 56% +26%
Liberal E. M. Clews (PARTY) 1,164 24% -34%
Labour W. F. Burke 942 20% +8%
Majority 1,556
Registered electors 12,525
Turnout 4,826 39%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Dingle

Dingle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Evans * 1,105 62% -2%
Conservative J. A. Watson 541 31% +15%
Liberal G. Temmee 123 7% -8%
Majority 564
Registered electors 7,462
Turnout 1,769 24%
Labour hold Swing

Dovecot

Dovecot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. Burke * 2,379 50%
Conservative J. F. McMillan 1,411 29%
Liberal B. Morris 995 21%
Majority 968
Registered electors 16,539
Turnout 4,785 29%
Labour hold Swing

Fairfield

Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Graham Hulme (PARTY) 1,684 50%
Conservative N. Wilkinson 834 25%
Labour F. Gaier 735 22%
Socialist Workers A. S. Meehan 102 3%
Majority 850
Registered electors 10,951
Turnout 3,355 31%
Liberal hold Swing

Fazakerley

Fazakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Brown 1,655 42%
Labour A. Williams 1,634 41%
Liberal R. J. Cunningham 664 17%
Majority 21
Registered electors 11,677
Turnout 3,953 34%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Gillmoss

Gillmoss 2 seats
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. D. Roderick (PARTY) 2,554 56%
Labour P. J. Murphy 2,372 52%
Conservative A. Gore 1,153 25%
Conservative F. M. Kennedy 1,107 24%
Liberal E. Carroll 839 18%
Liberal J. Palfreyman 338 7%
Majority 1,401
Registered electors 19,245
Turnout 4,546 24%
Labour hold Swing

Granby, Prince's Park

Granby, Prince's Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dr Cyril Taylor * 2,110 60% -6%
Liberal A. Damsell 447 13%
Conservative O. Y. Hughes 829 24% -3%
Communist E. Caddick 103 3%
Socialist Unity E. P. Finnerty 92 3%
Workers Revolutionary W. Hunter 39 1%
Immigrant Party J. P. Murphy 23 1%
Majority 1,281
Registered electors 12,903
Turnout 3,489 27%
Labour hold Swing

Kensington

Kensington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal J. R. Watton * 1,582 68%
Labour J. H. Stamper 443 19%
Conservative R. H. Mather 310 13%
Majority 1,139
Registered electors 6,420
Turnout 2,335 36%
Liberal hold Swing

Low Hill, Smithdown

Low Hill, Smithdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Alton * 2,166 67% -3%
Liberal A. Clitherow (PARTY) 1,789 55% -15%
Labour L. Gallagher 825 26% +2%
Labour G. G. Pratt 547 17% -7%
Conservative R. Meadows 241 7% +1%
Conservative M. F. Meehan 174 5% -1%
Majority 1,341
Registered electors 8,425
Turnout 3,232 38%
Liberal hold Swing

Melrose, Westminster

Melrose, Westminster
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F. J. Molloy (PARTY) 1,307 47% -16%
Liberal J. Bradley 1,265 45% +32%
Conservative E. M. Clein 222 8% -5%
Majority 42
Registered electors 7,896
Turnout 2,794 35%
Labour hold Swing

Old Swan

Old Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Doreen Jones 1,746 42%
Conservative I. McFall 1,410 34%
Labour D. E. Krumbein 947 23%
Communist H. Mohin 83 2%
Independent Liberal W. J. McCullough 112 3%
Majority 336
Registered electors 12,614
Turnout 4,186 33%
Liberal hold Swing

Picton

Picton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal P. A. Bradley (PARTY) 2,051 46%
Labour J. Hughes 1,345 30%
Conservative J. McDermott 955 22%
Communist J. G. Volleamere 60 1%
Majority 706
Registered electors 11,280
Turnout 4,411 39%
Liberal hold Swing

Pirrie

Pirrie
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Dalton * 2,815 57% -10%
Conservative W. T. Palmer 1,739 35% +2%
Liberal J. Stephenson 359 7%
Majority 1,076
Registered electors 15,937
Turnout 4,913 31%
Labour hold Swing

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. R. Maddox * 1,309 47%
Conservative R. A. Parkes 1,094 39%
Liberal C. J. Lister 372 13%
Majority 215
Registered electors 9,474
Turnout 2,775 29%
Labour hold Swing

St. Michael's

St. Michael's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Trevor Jones * 1,897 54%
Labour D. R. Leach 616 17%
Conservative J. Cheshire 1,017 29%
Majority 880
Registered electors 9,645
Turnout 3,530 37%
Liberal hold Swing

Sandhills, Vauxhall

Sandhills, Vauxhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Orr * 1,783 78%
Socialist Unity A. Thompson 281 12%
Conservative D. J. Lewis 173 8%
Liberal M. Decker 56 2%
Majority 1,502
Registered electors 9,015
Turnout 2,293 25%
Labour hold Swing

Speke

Speke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. J. Maudsley * 1,878 61%
Conservative C. W. Harpin 983 32%
Liberal I. McGuiness 134 4%
Independent Labour P. Moorhead 105 3%
Majority 895
Registered electors 14,188
Turnout 3,100 22%
Labour hold Swing

Tuebrook

Tuebrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Irving 1,541 38% +14%
Labour Derek Hatton 1,450 36% +6%
Liberal C. Collins (PARTY) 1,057 26% -17%
Majority 91
Registered electors 11,240
Turnout 4,048 36%
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Warbreck

Warbreck
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. B. Flude * 1,781 45% -8%
Liberal E. J. Seddon 1,170 30%
Labour W. H. Roberts 1,009 25% -22%
Majority 611
Registered electors 11,722
Turnout 3,960 34%
Conservative hold Swing

Woolton, East

Woolton, East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Bryers (PARTY) 2,080 57%
Conservative S. Fitzsimmons 1,204 33%
Liberal R. F. Heywood 359 10%
Majority 876
Registered electors 13,607
Turnout 3,643 27%
Labour hold Swing

Woolton, West

Woolton, West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ruth Dean 5,011 74%
Labour J. M. Lyon 1,135 17%
Liberal J. E. Parry 635 9%
Majority 3,876
Registered electors 17,820
Turnout 6,781 38%
Conservative hold Swing

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