Lancashire County Council election, 1889

English administrative counties, 1890-1965.

Elections to Lancashire County Council were held in May 1889. The council was newly created, and at the time covered the entire administrative county of Lancashire.

Party politics played a limited role in Lancashire politics at the time, and would remain limited until the First World War. As a result, the election saw limited competition, with only 38.1% of divisions contested, in contrast to the 56.3% average across England & Wales in the 1889 local elections.[1]

The limited role of party politics was also seen in the composition of the council leadership, with the first county Chairman being a Liberal, whilst his Vice-Chairman, C. R. Jackson, was a Conservative.


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