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THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN. LABOUR CANDIDATE'S MEETINGS. The campaign in support of the official Labour candidate, Dr. J. H. Williams, was opened at the Ivontes Hall, Ammanford, on Monday last. There was a crowded attend- ance, over which Mr. Sam Watters, check- weigher, presided. The Chairman, in his opening remarks, said he was proud to stand on the Labour platform in support of a candidate pledged to support the Labour programme—a pro- gramme that would realise those principles enunciated 1,900 years ago and so sadly neg- lected to-day. The Labour Party, he said, were the only party the workers could entrust with the great task of Re-construction. A resolution of confidence in the candi- date and of support to the Labour programme was moved by Mr. D. J. Edwards (secretary Shop Assistants' Union), and seconded by Mr. D. Rufus Evans. Both made very effec- tive speeches on the policy of the Labour Party. Miss Jennie Vaughan, an supporting the resolution, spoke of the need for new and better houses—houses that are fit for men and women and children to live in. She men- tioned how, at Hoxton, in the East of London, in 80 houses there were 800 children between 5 and 15 years of age. Such condi- tions had to be swept away, and the Labour Party, as the only party that had supported the women before they had the vote, should now be supported by the vote of the women in their task of Social Re-construction. Mr. James Griffiths dealt with what he described as the betrayal by the Liberal Coalitionists of those principles of Free Trade and Welsh Disestablishment which they had hitherto championed. He also dealt with the Labour Party' s method of paying for the war by a levy on capita!, which would ensure that those who had made fortunes out of the war should pay for the war. Mr. T. Dafen Williatns, m an effective speech, strongly criticised the action of the Liberal Coalitionist, Mr. Towyn Jones, sn refusing to vote for a 30s. a week minimum wage for the farm labourer. The workers' only hope, he concluded, was in the Labour Party. Mr. Jack Thomas, B.A., gave a splendid address in support of the resolution, and dwelt with the need for the abolition of Con- scription, the removal of the Press Censorship and Dora, and the regaining of our civil liberties. He said that the Labour Party was the only party that stood for a clean peace- a peace based on International Co-operation, and made secure by a League of Peoples. Such a peace could not be secured by Imperial Preference and Secret Treaties, but only by a strong, free and united Democracy. Mrs. J. Thomas made a moving appeal to the mothers to support the Labour Party, the only real Women' s Party. She spoke of the, proposals for the endowment of motherhood, which the Labour- Party supports. She also dealt with the need for better education, and closed with an appaal to the women to sup- port the only party that would stop the profiteer from getting rich on the food of their children. The resolution was put to the meeting and d I carrie d unanimous l y. SARON. A public meeting in support of the Labour candidate, Dr. J. H. Williams, was held at the Baptist Vestry, Saron, on Tuesday last. Councillor John Bevan presided, and speeches in support of the candidate and outlining the proposals of the Labour Party were made by Miss Jennie Vaughan, Mr. D. Rufus Evans, and Mr. James Griffiths. A resolution of confidence and support was unanimously carried. _.c.. BRYNAMMAN. The first meeting in support of Di. J. H. Williams, the Labour candidate for the Llanelly Division, was held at Gibea Chapel o.i Monday evening, when an enthusiastic crowd assembled. Mr. G. Williams occu- pied the chair. The speakers included Miss Jenny Vaughan, who dealt in a most pointed manner with the need of social reforms and the urgent need of removing the slums of cur towns. She advocated doing away with ift, Military Service Acts, and declared herself as an 'Internationalist. Mr. Jack Thomas, Aberdare, gave a most rousing speech, dealing with the aims of the Coalition Government, and exposed the mis- givings of those in authority. His remarks were hailed with great applause. Mrs. J. Thomas also spoke regarding reforms needed in respect of bringing up chil- dren of a sound mind in a sound body.

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