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London County Council

Members 1889-1919
Members 1919-1937

Members 1937-1949
Members 1949-1965
Alphabetical list of members of the London County Council

List of Chairmen (Alphabetical)
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Elections
1889 - 1892 - 1895 - 1898 - 1901 - 1904 - 1907 - 1910 - 1913 - 1919 - 1922 - 1925 - 1928 - 1931 - 1934 - 1937 - 1946 - 1949 - 1952 - 1955 - 1958 - 1961
Preceded by:
Metropolitan Board of Works
London School Board
Succeeded by:
Greater London Council
Inner London Education Authority

The election of the first London County Council was held on 17 January 1889.

There were 118 seats to be filled, with the County of London divided into 58 electoral divisions corresponding to the parliamentary constituencies used to elect members of the parliament. Each division returned two councillors except for the City of London, which elected four.

PoliticsEdit

Originally it was envisaged that the county council would not have any formal political groupings. Many candidates were supported by local Conservative/Unionist or Liberal/Radical organisations. When the council met it quickly formed into two main parties, the Progressive and Moderate Parties, using the same labels as the groups on the London School Board.

Party strength 1889–1892Edit

Although the 1889 election was not fought on strict party lines, two groups almost immediately emerged, the majority Progressive Party and the minority Moderate Party. At the first meeting, when the election of 19 aldermen was made, 17 were Progressive candidates and only one was a Moderate. Two candidates had been nominated by both parties, but took the Progressive whip. This gave the Progressives a safe majority with 72 councillors and 18 aldermen to the Moderate Party's 46 councillors and single alderman.[1] The Moderates gained one seat from the Progressives in a by-election in March 1891.

County councillorsEdit

Successful candidates are shown in bold text. The political affiliations are those given in the contemporary newspapers.

City of LondonEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Sir John Lubbock Member of parliament and banker Non-Party took Progressive Party whip 8,976
Earl of Rosebery Privy councillor Non-Party took Progressive Party whip 8,032
Benjamin Louis Cohen Foreign banker Conservative took Moderate Party whip 3,925
Henry Clarke Common councilman and merchant Conservative took Moderate Party whip 3,622
George Shaw Common councilman and builder Conservative 2,752
George Noah Johnson Common councilman Non-Party, (Independent Conservative) 729

Battersea and Clapham, BatterseaEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
John Burns Mechanical engineer Social Democratic Federation: took Progressive Party whip 3,071
James Tims Gentleman Liberal/Radical: took Progressive Party whip 2,307
Andrew Cameron Coal factor, member of Metropolitan Board of Works Independent Liberal 2,279
Robert Arthur Valpy Barrister Independent Radical 1,564
George Harrison Clerk Independent Liberal 188
William Davies Retired builder and vestryman Independent 54

Battersea and Clapham, ClaphamEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Thomas Lorimer Corbett Gentleman Conservative: took Moderate Party whip 2,501
Arthur Rotton Colonel in Royal Artillery, retired Conservative: took Moderate Party whip 2,336
Horace Turnor Butcher Liberal 2,286
Charles Augustus Vansittart Conybeare Member of parliament Independent Liberal 1,883

Bethnal Green North EastEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
James Fenning Torr Barrister Liberal: took Progressive Party whip 1,740
Walter Wren Private tutor Liberal: took Progressive Party whip 1,709
Theodore Lumley Solicitor Conservative 1,456
William George Henry Wright Photographer Independent Conservative 718
James Bishop Estate Agent Liberal Unionist, also described as Non-Party 484
James Milbourne Engineer Independent Liberal 401

Bethnal Green South WestEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
James Branch Boot and shoe manufacturer Liberal: took Progressive Party whip 2,406
Charles Harrison Solicitor Liberal: took Progressive Party whip 2,366
Thomas Watson Francis Licensed victualler, member of Metropolitan Asylums Board Conservative, also described as Non-party 975
Alfred Ewin Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Conservative 835
Isaac C Walton Grocer and tea dealer Independent 677

Camberwell, DulwichEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
William Mitchell Acworth Railway economist and barrister, member of the Metropolitan Asylums Board Variously described as Conservative, Liberal Unionist and Non-Party. Took Moderate Party whip 2,222
Harry James Powell Glass manufacturer Conservative: took Moderate Party whip 2,151
Lord Sandhurst Peer of the realm Liberal 1,810
Dr Richard Sandon Gutteridge Physician Liberal 1,622
William Matthews Umbrella material manufacturer and merchant Independent Conservative 1,400
Dr Horatio Nelson Hardy Physician Liberal Unionist/Independent 125
Alfred Watson Accountant Independent 88

Camberwell NorthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Richard Strong Justice of the peace Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,962
Reverend Hugh Boswell Chapman Vicar of St Luke's, Camberwell Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,612
William Edward Teather Solicitor Liberal Unionist/Independent 1,097
Wiliam B Thornton Auctioneer and financier Conservative 1,071
Edward Dresser Rogers Gentleman, Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Liberal 823

Camberwell, PeckhamEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Edwin Jones Draper and general warehouseman Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,608
Robert Lyon Marine salvage surveyor and broker Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,194
John Howard Civil engineer Conservative 1,639
John Borland Provision merchant, member of the Metropolitan Asylums Board Conservative 1,578
William Leonard Dowton Artists' colourman, member of the Metropolitan Asylums Board Liberal Unionist 973

ChelseaEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
George William Osborn Manufacturer Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 3,170
William Æneas Smith Mechanical engineer Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,512
Leedham White Gentleman Described as Conservative or Independent 1,774
W (James?) Jeffrey Surveyor Described as Conservative or Independent Liberal 1,617
Charles Mossop Solicitor, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Independent 1,217
Andrew Thompson Barrister Independent 211

DeptfordEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Ernest Collard Merchant Described as Conservative and Non-Party. Took Moderate Party whip 2,294
William Hazlewood Phillips Coal factor Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,283
Henry Keylock Oilman, poor law guardian and member of Greenwich Board of Works Liberal/Labour 1,871
Althro Alfred Knight Proprietor of Knightsville College for Ladies Described as Non-Party or Liberal 1,047

Finsbury CentralEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Earl Compton Peer of the realm Described as Liberal or Non-Party. Took Progressive Party whip 2,323
Frederick Alfred Ford Gentleman Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,461
Henry Edward Davis Music Hall proprietor Ratepayers' candidate 1,074
William Robson Van and cart builder, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Independent 841
William Davies Churchwarden, Gentleman Independent 561
Joseph John Goode Wholesale stationer Independent 374
John Ross Vestryman Independent 74

Finsbury EastEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
John Williams Benn Journalist Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,791
John Sinclair Late captain, 5th Lancers Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,655
John Brogden Moreland Builder Conservative 1,098
George Berry Merchant and manufacturer, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Conservative 1,071
Robert Josiah Hall Accountant and estate agent Independent Conservative 66

Finsbury, HolbornEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Alfred Hoare Banker Described variously as being an Independent and as having the support of the Conservative and Liberal Parties. Took Moderate Party whip 1,791
Thomas William Maule Manufacturer, chairman of Ratepayers' Association Non-Party, also with Liberal support. Took Progressive Party whip 975
John Patrick Murrough Solicitor Independent, also described as Liberal 749
Dr William Robert Smith Barrister and MD Independent 712
Edward James Gardiner Architect and lieutenant Ratepayers/Liberal 671
Walter Manningdale Blott Builder Independent 234

FulhamEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
James Beal Law agent Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,309
Robert Arthur Germaine Barrister Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,950
Leveson Edward Scarth Gentleman, barrister Non-Party, also described as Conservative 1,509
Philip Pethick Perry Surveyor, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Independent 1,203
Edward George Easton Journalist Independent 366

GreenwichEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
George Lidgett Shipowner Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 3,102
Richard Stephens Jackson Solicitor Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 3,025
Thomas William Boord Distiller, merchant and member of parliament Conservative 2,440
Stuart Knill Wharfinger and alderman of the City of London Conservative 2,390

Hackney CentralEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
John Lowles Wholesale tea dealer Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,764
Walter Johnston Auctioneer and estate agent Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,602
Richard Martin Manufacturer Liberal 1,455
Alfred Bowser Actuary Conservative 1,362

Hackney NorthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Joseph Beck Optician Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,980
Alfred Davies Underwriter, foreign carrier and merchant Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,805
John Runtz Gentleman, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Liberal 1,770
Edward Jones Gentleman, former member of the London School Board Described as Conservative or Independent Liberal 1,029

Hackney SouthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
John Jones Justice of the peace Liberal but also had Conservative support. Took Progressive Party whip 1,980
George Bethell Holmes Retired builder Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,968
John Lobb Editor and publisher Described as Conservative and as Independent 1,863
Rev. Thomas Jackson Primitive Methodist minister Anti-vaccination, had Conservative and Liberal Party support 1786

HammersmithEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Charles Courtenay Cramp Gentleman Independent Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,591
Andrew Arter Timber merchant Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,569
Charles Cordingley Newspaper proprietor Liberal 1,539
William Frederick Layton Barrister Conservative 1,127
Robert Francis Webb Colonel (retired), vestryman and member of the Metropolitan Asylums Board Independent 388

HampsteadEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
John Samuel Fletcher Barrister and justice of the peace Described as Non-Party and as Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,730
Henry Harben Gentleman, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Described as Non-Party and as Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,630
E K Blyth Solicitor Liberal 905
Thomas Birch Bricklayer Described as Non-Party and Liberal 364

Islington EastEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Andrew Mitchell Torrance Muslin manufacturer and warehouseman, common councilman. Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,388
Charles Horsley Civil engineer Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 2,066
Hugh Robert Taylor Lithographer Independent Liberal 512
Thomas Francis Stonelake Stationer Independent Liberal 371
Amelia Varley Spinster Social Democratic Federation 226

Islington NorthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
William Coulson Parkinson Gas engineer Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,159
William Ebenezer Grigsby Barrister Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,080
Arthur Robert Chamberlayne Solicitor Conservative 1,787
Herbert Stephen Barrister Described as Conservative and as Liberal 1,464

Islington SouthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
George Samuel Elliott Refreshment contractor Non-Party, member of the Metropolitan Asylums Board. Took Progressive Party whip 2,663
Richard Roberts Builder Independent. Took Progressive Party whip 1,284
Alfred W Memory Looking glass manufacturer Described as "Economist" candidate and Independent Liberal 1,012
John Spencer Furlong Gentleman, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Conservative 713

Islington WestEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Donald Horne Macfarlane Merchant Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,661
Robert Brudenell Carter Surgeon Described as Non-Party and as Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 883
James Boddely Keene Journalist Described as Non-Party and as Conservative. 854
James May Tea merchant Described as Independent and as Liberal 798
William Goodman Builder and contractor Independent Conservative 771
Dr. John Thomas Slater Medical doctor Described as Independent Conservative and as Independent Liberal 506

Kensington NorthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Frederick Charlwood Frye Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 3,026
John Lloyd Municipal reformer Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,163
Edward Morton Daniel Barrister Conservative 1,770
Joseph James Stansfeld Brewer Described as Independent Liberal and as Liberal 559

Kensington SouthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Charles Hallyburton Campbell Retired Indian civil servant, vestryman and justice of the peace Non-Party: nominated by the Kensington Ratepayers Association. Took Moderate Party whip 2,086
Captain Walter Haweis James Retired army officer and tutor Non-Party: nominated by the Kensington Ratepayers Association. Took Moderate Party whip 2,015
T Melladew Vestryman Described as an Independent and as a Liberal, Supported by Temperance organisations 861
Jubal Webb Businessman and member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Independent Conservative 738
William A Lindsay Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works and vestryman Independent Conservative 629
J W Duffield Builder and former vestryman Independent 596

Lambeth, BrixtonEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Captain Edmund Hope Verney Captain, Royal Navy Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,192
Dowager Lady Sandhurst** Vestryman Liberal 1,986
Charles Thompson Beresford-Hope** Barrister Conservative 1,686
H Smallman Conservative 1,397

** Following the election, Beresford-Hope challenged the right of Lady Sandhurst to sit as a member of the council on the grounds that she was a woman. Following a court case and an appeal, Sandhurst's election was declared illegal and Beresford Hope took the seat as a Moderate in May 1889.

Lambeth, KenningtonEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Horatio Myer Iron founder and bedstead maker Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,139
Harry Seymour Foster Member of the London School Board Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,192
Captain Charles William Andrew Sanitary engineer, Metropolitan Board of Works Independent 1,061
Charles Richard White Auctioneer Liberal 918
William Stockbridge Churchwarden and poor law guardian Independent 211

Lambeth NorthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
James Rolls Hoare Varnish manufacturer Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,361
Henry Bell India rubber manufacturer Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,130
Lieutenant-Colonel Charles W Ford Solicitor Independent Liberal 1,061
Hon. Reverend Francis Godolphin Pelham Rector of Lambeth Independent 955
Charles Wager Ryalls Barrister Liberal 954
John Henry Lile Advertising contractor Independent Liberal 794

Lambeth, NorwoodEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
William Bennett Doubleday Merchant Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,101
Nathaniel William Hubbard Coal merchant Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,525
Frederick Frampton Day Collar manufacturer Conservative 1,329
Horace W Chatterton Solicitor Conservative 1,326
Joseph Edmund Shepherd King Solicitor Independent Conservative 435
Amos Cave Retired merchant Independent 35

LewishamEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
William George Lemon Barrister Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,351
Franc Sadleir Brereton Architect Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 2,127
Arthur Poyser Barrister Described as Non-Party and as a Conservative 1,889
Charles Augustus Vansittart Conybeare Barrister and member of the London School Board Liberal 1,512

Marylebone EastEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Harry Hananel Marks Newspaper editor Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,874
Horace Brand Townsend-Farquhar Banker Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,815
Sir Thomas Farrer, Bt. Late Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade Described as Non-Party and as a Liberal 1,300
Timothy Holmes Consulting Surgeon to St George's Hospital Described as Non-Party and as a Liberal 1,201

Marylebone WestEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Edmund Boulnois Chairman of Marylebone Bench of Justices and Board of Guardians Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 2,278
Sir Reginald Hanson, Bt. Ex-Lord Mayor of London Described as Non-Party and as a Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 2,231
Frank Debenham Auctioneer Described as Non-Party and as a Liberal 1,683
Richard E Farrant Managing Director of Artisan's Dwelling Company Described as Non-Party and as a Liberal 1,438

Newington, WalworthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
John Marsland Builder Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,912
William Saunders Gentleman Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,787
James Pain Firework manufacturer Conservative 1,031
Edward Yates Builder Conservative 866
Henry Quelch Labourer Social Democratic Federation 100

Newington WestEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Dr. William Gibson Bott Medical practitioner Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,656
Albert Bassett Hopkins Barrister Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,594
Eli Marsh Mullins Builder Independent 1,084
Walter Sydney Sichel Gentleman Conservative 803
Frederick Sutton Gentleman Conservative 793

Paddington NorthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Richard Melvill Beachcroft Solicitor Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,779
Dr Edward Parker Young Surgeon Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,598
George Henry Maberly Coachbuilder Liberal 1,170
Mark Hayler Judge Sanitary surveyor, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Described as Non-Party and as a Liberal 1,043

Paddington SouthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Thomas George Fardell Barrister, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,631
Sir George David Harris Former member of the Bahamas Legislative Assembly and vestryman Non-Party. Took Moderate Party whip 1,362
Archibald E Dobbs Barrister Described as Non-Party and as a Liberal 1,283
Reverend J Mitchell Cox Minister of St Peters Park Baptist Chapel Described as Independent and as an Independent Liberal 213
H L Mills Undertaker Independent Liberal 186

St George's Hanover SquareEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Robert Crawfurd Antrobus Banker Non-Party. Took Moderate Party whip Unopposed
Colonel Charles Edward Howard Vincent Member of parliament Non-Party. Took Moderate Party whip Unopposed

St Pancras EastEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Nathan Robinson Gentleman Described as an Independent and as a Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,824
Thomas Bentley Westacott Auctioneer, vestryman and poor law guardian Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,649
Harry Simon Samuel Gentleman Conservative 1,259
Forbes E Hallett Barrister Non-Party 1,059
H W Hobart Social Democratic Federation, also supported by Liberal Party 471

St Pancras NorthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Thomas Howell Williams Vestryman Non-Party. Took Progressive Party whip 1,536
Charles Lee Lewes Gentleman Non-Party. Took Progressive Party whip 1,128
William James Wetenhall Victualler, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Non-Party 1,087
John William Dixon Builder and vestryman Conservative 1,051
John Leighton Gentleman Independent 614

St Pancras SouthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
John Hutton Gentleman Non-Party. Took Progressive Party whip 1,672
Colonel Robert William Edis Architect Independent Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,322
W H Matthews Greengrocer Conservative 620
James Samuel Burroughes Billiard table manufacturer, former member of the London School Board Conservative 577
William Walter Bartlett Social Democratic Federation 277

St Pancras WestEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Harry Lawson Webster Levy-Lawson Member of parliament Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,800
Herbert Henry Raphael Barrister Independent Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,594
J H Allen Justice of the peace and poor law guardian Described as Non-Party and Independent Liberal 1,198
F G Baker Tailor and vestryman Described as Independent and as a Conservative 738

Shoreditch, HaggerstonEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Joseph Firth Bottomley Firth Member of parliament and barrister Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,791
Lord Monkswell Peer of the realm Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,671
Henry William Mason Carriage builder Conservative 1,035
Frederick Moore Wenborn Accountant and estate agent, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Described as Non-Party and as a Conservative 978
Dr Henry Greenwood Doctor of medicine and surgeon Independent 507
John Richard Sackett Boot manufacturer Described as Conservative and Independent Conservative 60

Shoreditch, HoxtonEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Edward Austin Manufacturer Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,901
Nathan Moss Cabinet manufacturer Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,703
Henry William Mason Carriage builder Conservative 1,035
Edward Thomas Holloway Barrister Independent 1,319
William Beasley Leather merchant Independent 844
Henry Alfred Barker Decorator Independent Labour 169
Frederick James Genge Gentleman Independent 142

Southwark, BermondseyEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Dr George Joseph Cooper Surgeon and Secretary of Bermondsey Liberal Association Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,602
Joseph Thornton Brush manufacturer Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,401
Hugh Colin Smith Director of the Bank of England and wharfinger Liberal Unionist 1,319
Thomas Brooksbank Justice of the Peace Described as Non-Party and as Conservative 1,280
William Shepherd Builder and member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Independent 556

Southwark, RotherhitheEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Francis Culling Carr-Gomm Gentleman and lord of the manor Independent Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,968
Lawrence Stevens Builder and vestryman Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,652
John Bulmer Builder and poor law guardian Conservative 1,607
William Watson Tyler Builder and churchwarden Conservative 741

Southwark WestEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Alfred Henry Haggis Sawmill proprietor Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,030
John George Rhodes Merchant Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,024
Thomas Francis Rider Builder and contractor Conservative 1,431
Robert Drewitt Hilton Tent, marquee and tarpaulin manufacturer and vestryman Independent 869
Henry Kenwyn Stopes Engineer and hop merchant Independent Conservative 776

StrandEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Augustus Harris Theatrical manager of Drury Lane Theatre Non Party. Took Moderate Party whip 2,146
Captain Clifford Probyn Retired army officer Non Party. Took Moderate Party whip 1,407
Edward Colston Keevil Gentleman Liberal 1,284
John Bonthron Confectioner, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Independent 894
Edward Curtice Publisher Described as Non-Party and as Liberal 822
David Laing Confectioner Described as Independent Liberal and as Independent Conservative 597
Walter Emden Architect Independent Conservative 498
John Robert Hale Law stationer Independent 55

Tower Hamlets, Bow and BromleyEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Walter Hunter Justice of the peace and civil engineer Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 2,159
Emma Jane Catherine Cobden Spinster Non Party. As a woman was unable to take her seat. As no action was taken to remove her from the council, as the next placed candidate was in favour of female suffrage, the seat was effectively vacant. 2,045
Edward Rider Cook Soap and chemical manufacturer, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Liberal 1,722
James Henry Howard Timber merchant Conservative 1,561

Tower Hamlets, LimehouseEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
James Ambrose Provision merchant Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,817
Arthur Lewis Leon Stock and share dealer Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,684
Robert Johnson Manufacturer Conservative 1,243
John Abbott Manufacturing chemist, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Non-Party 1,067
(J H) Henry Cox Pawnbroker Described as an Independent and as an Independent Conservative 204

Tower Hamlets, Mile EndEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Frederick Nicholas Charrington Gentleman and Temperance activist Described as Non-Party and as a Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,424
Alfred Jordan Hollington Clothing manufacturer Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,265
Rowland Hirst Licensed victualler and churchwarden Described as Independent and as a Conservative 1,187
Frederick James Reilly Physician and surgeon Conservative 1,172

Tower Hamlets, PoplarEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
William Pelham Bullivant Wire rope manufacturer Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 2,925
John McDougall Retired chemical manufacturer Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 2,345
Hon. Richard Cecil Grosvenor Barrister Described as non-Party and as a Liberal 2,215
John Lenanton Timber merchant, member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Described as an Independent and as a Conservative 1,363

Tower Hamlets, St George's in the EastEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Richard Stevens Sly Tent, flag and tarpaulin maker. Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works. Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,146
Philip Meadows Martineau Justice of the peace Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 786
Frederick Joseph White Dellow Cotton waste merchant and member of the London School Board Conservative 558
Robert Gresley Hall Wharfinger, member of the Common Council of the City of London Independent Conservative 175

Tower Hamlets, StepneyEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
William Spencer Beaumont Gentleman, justice of the peace Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,808
Benjamin Francis Conn Costelloe Barrister Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,322
James Woollen Advertisement agent Liberal 1,316
John Dewson Kemp Furnace builder Described as Non-Party and as a Conservative 1,185

Tower Hamlets, WhitechapelEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Stuart Montagu Samuel Banker, justice of the peace Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,523
Charles Tarling Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 1,477
Morris Abrahams Proprietor of the Pavilion Theatre Described as Independent and a Conservative 1,205
John Harris Member of the Common Council of the City of London Independent 854
Thomas Catmur Journalist Independent Liberal 845
Henry Wren Henderson Solicitor Conservative 512

WandsworthEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Willoughby Hyatt Dickinson Barrister Liberal. Took Progressive Party whip 3,232
George Blundell Longstaff Doctor of medicine Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 2,837
Charles Mortimer Justice of the peace Described as a Liberal and a Conservative 2,634
Joseph J Richmond Commercial traveller Social Democratic Federation 927

WestminsterEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Sir Walter Eugene de Souza Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,539
Vernon James Watney Chairman of the board of directors of Watney's Brewery Company Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 1,482
John Coppen Wholesale provision merchant Described as Non-Party and as a Liberal 1,415
Hon. Ashley George John Ponsonby Former Liberal Party member of parliament Described as Non-Party and as a Liberal 1,184
David de Pinna Manager of the Royal Aquarium, Westminster Independent 455
William Lewis Josephs Financial agent Independent 88

WoolwichEdit

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Colonel Edwin Hughes Member of parliament and member of the Metropolitan Board of Works Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 5,140
James Alexander Rentoul Barrister Described as Non-Party and as a Conservative. Took Moderate Party whip 3,795
Robert Green Chemist and druggist Liberal 2,430
John Watts Gentleman Described as Independent and as a Liberal 2,417

County aldermenEdit

In addition to the 118 councillors the council consisted of 19 county aldermen. Aldermen were elected by the council, and served a six-year term. Half of the aldermanic bench (nine or ten aldermen) were elected every three years following the tri-ennial council election. In the first election of aldermen in February 1889, ten of the nineteen chosen had three-year terms, retiring in 1892.

Aldermen with two asterisks ** after their names had stood as candidates for election as councillors, but had been been unsuccessful.

Aldermen serving until 1892Edit

Alderman[2] Party
John Barker Progressive
Stephen Seaward Tayler Progressive
Hon. Richard Cecil Grosvenor** Progressive
Samuel Hope Morley Progressive
Thomas Eccleston Gibb Progressive
Earl of Meath Moderate
Evan Spicer Progressive
Mark Beaufoy Progressive
Emma Cons Progressive
Rev Charles Fleming Williams Progressive

Aldermen serving until 1895Edit

Alderman[2] Party
Lord Lingen Nominated by both parties. Took Progressive Party whip
Lord Hobhouse Nominated by both parties. Took Progressive Party whip
Quintin Hogg Progressive
Sir Thomas Farrer ** Progressive
Frederic Harrison Progressive
Edmund Routledge Progressive
Frank Debenham ** Progressive
Arthur Arnold Progressive
George William Erskine Russell Progressive

By-elections and filling of casual vacancies to 1892Edit

Where a county councillor died or resigned a by-election was held to fill the vacant seat. If there was only one candidate nominated there was no poll and they were elected unopposed.

Where a similar vacancy occurred on the aldermanic benches the vacancy was filled by a vote of the council.

Haggerston by-election, 1889Edit

J F B Firth, Progressive Party councillor for Shoreditch, Haggerston, died on 3 September 1889. A by-election to fill the vacancy was held on 14 October 1889.

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
William James Orsman Retired postal inspector Progressive Party 1,953
Edward Thomas Holloway Barrister Moderate Party 626
Progressive Party hold

Holloway had been an unsuccessful candidate at Shoreditch, Hoxton, in the January 1889 election.

Aldermanic vacancies, 1890Edit

On 15 January 1890 two Progressive Party aldermen (M Beaufoy and S H Morley) resigned. The vacancies were filled by the council at their meeting of 4 February 1890:

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Sir Vincent Kennett-Barrington Deputy Chairman of the London Chamber of Commerce and member of the Metropolitan Asylums Board Progressive Party 61
Professor James Stuart Member of parliament for Shoreditch, Hoxton Progressive Party 53
Sir Douglas Strutt Galton Chairman of the Sanitary Institute of Great Britain and member of the Metropolitan Asylums Board Moderate Party 49
Charles Algernon Whitmore Member of parliament for Chelsea Moderate Party 40
No change

St Pancras North by-election, 1891Edit

C L Lewes, Progressive Party councillor for St Pancras North, died on 26 February 1891. A by-election to fill the vacancy was held on 17 March 1891.

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
William James Wetenhall Licensed victualler and member of St Pancras Vestry Moderate Party 1,261
John Leighton Gentleman Progressive Party 754
Moderate Party gain from Progressives

Both candidates had also contested this division at the January 1889 election.

Hackney North by-election, 1891Edit

J Beck, Moderate Party councillor for St Pancras North, died on 21 April 1891. A by-election to fill the vacancy was held on 11 May 1891.

Candidate Name Description Party description Votes received
Dr Elijah Baxter Forman Doctor of medicine Moderate Party 2,526
William Borrow Trick Chemist Progressive Party 1,735
Moderate Party hold

Trick was later to become a member of Stoke Newington Borough Council , and mayor of the borough in 1906-07.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Andrew Saint (1989). Politics and the People of London 1889-1965. Continuum. p. 3. ISBN 1852850299. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "London County Council". The Times: p. 11. 6 February 1889.