1909 United Kingdom local elections

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The 1909 United Kingdom local elections took place in 1909 for municipal councils (including Urban Districts), as well as Rural districts. Municipal elections in Ireland took place in January. Municipal elections across England and Wales, and for Londons Metropolitan Boroughs, were held on Monday 1 November. Scotland held municipal elections the following day.[1]

London borough elections[edit]

Overall results[edit]

The elections were the fourth held for Londons Metropolitan Borough councils. Municipal Reform candidates performed well, and the party won several new councils (most prominently Battersea), solidifying the party's hold on London.

The following table shows the aggregate results for the 28 Metropolitan boroughs in London.[2]

Party Councillors Councils
Number Change Number Change
Municipal Reform 977 Increase4 24 Increase
Progressive 258 Decrease2 4 Decrease
Labour 34 Increase2 0 Steady
Independent 93 Decrease4 0 Steady
No overall control 0 Steady

Results by borough[2][edit]

Council Previous control Result Details
Battersea Progressive Municipal Reform Details
Bermondsey Progressive Details
Bethnal Green Progressive Details
Camberwell Municipal Reform Details
Chelsea Municipal Reform Details
Deptford Municipal Reform Details
Finsbury Municipal Reform Details
Fulham Municipal Reform Details
Greenwich Municipal Reform Details
Hackney Progressive Details
Hammersmith Municipal Reform Details
Hampstead Municipal Reform Details
Holborn Municipal Reform Details
Islington Municipal Reform Details
Kensington Municipal Reform Details
Lambeth Municipal Reform Details
Lewisham Municipal Reform Details
Paddington Municipal Reform Details
Poplar Municipal Reform Details
St Marylebone Municipal Reform Details
St Pancras Municipal Reform Details
Shoreditch Municipal Reform Details
Stepney Municipal Reform Details
Stoke Newington Municipal Reform Details
Southwark Progressive Details
Wandsworth Municipal Reform Details
Westminster Municipal Reform Details
Woolwich Municipal Reform Details

Municipal elections[3][edit]

Council Previous control Result
Birkenhead
Birmingham Unionist Unionist
Bolton
Bradford
Cardiff
Coventry Unionist
Croydon
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Leeds Conservative Conservative
Leicester
Liverpool Conservative Conservative
Manchester Conservative
Plymouth
Preston Unionist
Sheffield

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Glasgow Herald - Nov 3, 1909
  2. ^ a b "London Elections: Complete Borough Returns". London Evening Standard. London. 3 November 1909.
  3. ^ London Evening Standard - Tuesday 02 November 1909 pg.8