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TO THE ELECTORS OF-No. 1 WARD.…

LLANELLY URBAN DISTRICT ELECTION.I

LLANELLY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL…

LLANELLY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.

TTRBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION.…

ETHOLIAD Y CYNGHOR TREFOL.

TO THE ELECTORS OF WARD No.…

IURBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL .ELECTION.

URBAN DISTRICT ELECTION.

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SIn J. J. JENKINS, M.P., ONI…

A MONSTROUS REGULATION.

I ECHOES OF THE WEEK.

!LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

MUNICIPAL ELECTION

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MUNICIPAL ELECTION NOTES ON THE APPROACHING I CONTEST. THE POSITION IN EACH WARD. I At the time of writing, there was not a little agita- tion in town respecting the hours of voting on Monday next. As our readers are aware, the announcement appearing on the official potters was to the effect that the booths would open at two o'clock in the after- 1 -1 ? uuun, WIU MUSE etgm o CIOCK m me evening, me arrangement, it need hardly be added, is an absurd one, and if carried into effect will practically dis- franchise the whole of the two till ten o'clock shift. Ou the last occasion, the hours fixed for voting were those between noon and eight, aud this limitation worked very well. The absurd regulation issued by the County Council only goes to show how increasingly important it is that the administration of town affairs should be lifted out of the paternal and parochial limitations of the existing conditions. In other words, it is an additional proof of the necessity of the local authority taking steps to obtain a charter of incorporation. It is sinmlv monstrous that the administration of a large town like ours should be so largely under the control of the County Council, the majority of whose members are practically necessarily out of touch with a great portion of the affairs of our town. Since the above was written, it has transpired that nothing can be done to alter the hours fixed by the County Council. Mr. Spowart, who is the returning officer, has communicated with the clerk to the County Council. The result, however, is unsatisfactory, and the time limitations described have to stand. Coming to the election itself, there can be no doubt that it is evoking a great deal of public interest. Indeed, I remember only a few occasions in the past when the public mind has been so much occupied with municipal election prospects as at present. This is a healthy symptom, for the public affairs of towns where the ratepayers are indifferent to the constitution of the governing bodies must eventually get into a bad way. In No. 1 Ward the fight is being carried on with rare activity, the candidates being Messrs. Tom Hughes, John Griffiths, and G. F. Blake. It is stated that Mr. Blake is coming out with the avowed object of ousting Mr. Griffiths. In separate directions, both candidates have rare qualifications. Mr. Griffiths, however, occupies a strong position by reason of the fact that he is the sitting member, and has been a painstaking and faithful Councillor. Coming to the candidature of Mr. Tom Hughes, it ought to be received with favour in every quarter. Mr. Hughes has had a long and valuable experience on the Council, has been chairman twice, and has a thorough knowledge of municipal affairs, great and small. If he were rejected, it would be a public calamity. In Ward II., a very interesting battle is being fought. Here, there are two new candidates in competition against the silting member, Mr. W. W. Brodie. Mr. Arthur Edgar Davies, merchant, will, I venture to believe, run exceedingly well. It is not, of course, the easiest thing in the world to forecast the issue, but so far as my reading of the public mind goes, I am dis- posed to think he will poll heavily. He has ex- cellent qualifications for the honour, Shrewd, keen, and farsighted in business affairs, it would be an ad- vantage to have a man of his stamp on the Council. He has, there can be no doubt, great gifts of adminis- tration, and there is also this to be said in his favour, he has obviously no axe of his own to grind. Mr. W. Knoyle is another man with keen business abilities. His candidature is a popular one generally, and I haven't the remotest hesitation in saying that be will run well. He would, I am confident, make a very good member. Mr. Brodie, the sitting member, has strong recom- mendations to make in behalf of his candidature. He has had considerable experience, in the first place; he has already rendered good service, and he is a sound man in finance. One fact, however, is doing his candi- dature a certain amount of harm I allude to his connection with the Stepney Estate as the local solicitor. Nowadays, the Llanelly public don't take kindly to the election for muncipal honours of any candidate who is officially connected with a private estate, between which and the local authority there must from time to time be considerable dealings. Down in No. III. Ward the situation is very well mixed up. There are four candidates: Messrs. D. Thomas and Owen Charles (the sitting members), and Messrs. W. Coombs and Josiah Davies. So far as I have been able to gather, Mr. Coombs is running well, and he would make a most valuable member. Each of the others has a strong following, and a close fight is certain. A splendid meeting in support of Mr. Tom Hughes' candidature was held at Lakefield Schoolroom last evening, Mr. F. Peregrine presiding.

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