Mexborough and Swinton Times April 8, 1927
Bolton on Dearne
Chairman and Vice Chairman Beaten
Socialists Sweep the Deck
The socialists triumphed at Bolton and won all four seats.
Two of the retiring members, both old members, Messrs CW Newall and J Taylor were defeated. Mr Taylor was chairman of the Council and Mr Newall, Vice Chairman.
As at Thurnscoe the poll was a record. The only candidate offering a plain challenge to the Socialist was a woman, Mrs Bertha Spencer, who contested for the first time, and polled splendidly but was just out.
It was 11 o’clock when the result was declared and for an hour and eager crowd had been waiting in the rain.
When Mr J Ledger Hawksworth declared the polll there was loud cheering and the crowd sang “The Red Flag.”
The socialists now hold eight of the 12 seats on the Council.
Their nominees are Messrs Swift, Vaughan, Probert, Barker, Griffiths, Betty, Rumble and Fouchard.
The Independent members are Messrs J.R.Horn, Edwards, Cornwood and Fowler.
The results were:
D Griffiths (Labour) 1243
G Rumble (Labour) 1234
A Fouchard (Labour) 1228
J Petty (Labour) 1171
Bertha Spencer (Independent) 1035
PT Phelan (Independent) 670
CW knew all (independent) 492
T Taylor (Independent) 489
Edith A Horsefall (Independent) 376