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Bolton on Dearne Election – Three Changes

April 1928

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 6, 1928

Bolton on Dearne Election


Labour was defending one seat and attacking in the remaining three, and the result was a net gain of two seats tor the Labour party, which previously had a majority on the Council. The only other woman candidate, Mrs. Smith, who was a nominee of the Labour party, polled over  1100 votes and was only just out.

Mrs. Spencer’s votes included 163 plumpers. The result was declared from the Free Library at Bolton about ten o’clock on Saturday evening to a large crowd by the deputy returning officer, Mr. Fred Hawksworth; and was greeted with enthusiasm. The figures are:

*Geo. Probert (Lab.)                      1592
Mrs. Bertha Spencer                      1378
Charles Padley (Lab.)                     1280
Arthur Bailey (Lab.)                       1161

Not elected. Mrs. M. Smith (Lab..) 1127-*J., R. Horn, 978; *G. B. Edwards, 811; *H. G. Cauwood, 637.

The figures three years ago were:


*G.Probert (Lab.)                            826
*J. R. Horn                                     679
B. Edwards                                      633
H.G. Cauwood                                 628

Not elected : C. Padley (Lab.) 532 ;-T. Swift 496; T. Cooke. 492; M. Fowler, 463; C. Osgathorne. 450; R. Fouchard  Jr Guest 332; P. T. Phelan, 306; A. Willett, 86,