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,