government elected with Thatcher as Prime Minister. Council control
passes between Labour and an alliance of the Liberals and Tories.
Riots break out in Toxteth.
Population of the city down to 460,000.
May elections: Labour gains twelve seats on council to take
June 9: General election results in landslide victory for the
Tories nationally, but Labour wins five out of six seats in
Liverpool, including the Tory marginal of Broadgreen won by Terry
For the first time this century there are no Tory MPs
representing a Liverpool seat.
November19: Demonstration called in support of the council
attracts the support of 25000.
| 1955 - 1979 | 1974
- 79 | 1979 - 83 | 1984
| 1985 | 1986
| achievements | people
| key events | key
players | roll call