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Carnarvonshire County Council Election. LIBERAL GAINS AT LLANDUDNO. Polling in the four wards into which Llandudno is divided for County Council purposes took place on Saturday, the weather being delightfully fine. There was but little of the excitement which pre- vailed during the general election, or even of previous County elections. Neverthe- less, both parties had worked hard, can- vassing being especially systematic and thorough. Considering its thoroughness itiJs rather surprising that fewer votes were recorded than at the 1907 election, when the Conservatives sprang a surprise on their too confident opponents and cap- tured both North and South Wards. At that election 1428 votes were recorded (a total never before reached in county elec- tions), 782 being cast for the Liberal can- didates and 644 for the Conservative. The polling stations were the Police Station for the North Ward; Craigydon School for the South; the Town Hall for the Bast and Lloyd Street School for the West. The results were announced soon after eight, the figures being NORTH WARD. WILLIAM THOMAS (L) 221 DR,. KEN H IC K DA VIES (C) 145 Majority 76 SOUTH WARD. RALPH FISHER (L) 18.5 Col. the Hon. H. MOSTYN (C) 176 Majority 9 EAST WARD. J. J. MARKS (L) 177 W. ELLIS JONES (C) Ill Majority 66 WEST WARD. T. W. GRIFFITH (L) 251 LOUIS CONWAY (C) 122 Majority. 129 I he only surprise came from the South Ward, for but very few anticipated that Colonel the Hon. H. Lloyd Mostyn would be deprived of his seat. Naturally there were great rejoicings at the Liberal Club at turning the tables so completely, and the successful candidates were called upon to speak. Mr Fisher, as a member of the Education Committee, said he regarded the victory as vindication of the policy of that committee. The Education Com- mittee had been misrepresented, and it was for that reason alone, he had contest- ed the South Ward. Personally he re- gretted very much having been the means of removing from the County Council so useful and honourable a country gentle- man as Colonel Mostyn. The number of electors who went to the poll was 1388, forty less than three years ago. The Liberals, however, increased n their total vote to 834, while the, Conser- vative vote dropped to 554, the greatest loss beiing in the North Ward, where the votes dropped from 203 to 145. In the South Ward Colonel Mostyn polled exact- ly the same number as three years ago, but the Liberal vote increased by 46. Both Liberal and Conservative lost votes in the East Ward, where strangely enough the majority was identical with that of 1907, i.e., 66. In the Wiest Ward both candidates polled fewer than at the pre- ceding election. Dr. Ri. A. Prichard (C), the present chairman of the County Council, who has represented the borough of Conway since the Council! came into existence, was re- turned unopposed. There was a Liberal gain at Deganwy, Mr Henry Jones defeat- ing the Conservative member, Mr A. G. Rogers, by 14 votes. In Llangwsteniin and Penrhyn, which includes the distrct; of Llandudno Junc- tion and the working-class village of Pen- rhynside, there was a hard-fought battle between Mr W1. 0'. Williams, Llandudno (L), and Mr T. J. Jones, eldest son of the late Mr John Jones, Dinarth R,al1 (C). Mr Williiams was returned by a majority of 47. The urban district of Penmaenmawr had to return two members instead of one. an additional representative having just been granted by the Local Government Board. Colonel Daiibishire, for many years the county councillor for the urban district, retired, and for the East Ward, including the district of Pantyrafon, Dr. i J. R. Williams (Ind. L) and Mr R. D. Owen (L) were the candidates. Owing to the state of hs health, Dr. Williams had been obliged to go abroad, and was absent during the contest. The voting was as fol- lows:T),r. Williams. 182; Mr Owen, 124. The eastern division of Penmaen- mawr. including the Capelulo and Panty- rafon Wards, was contested by Mr W. H. Rhodes (L), who received 194 votes, Mr W. ,JI1. Daviies (C), who had 93, and Mr Jones (Llan) (Ind.), who had 86. The town is therefore represented by two Liberals. Mr R,. O. Davies having retired, from the representation of the Bettwsycoed and Dolwvddeilen division, the Liberals nom- inated MrR:, Parrv, chemist, who was opposed bv Mr R. Beck. The former was returned bv a majority of 105. Mr Matthew Roberts, the representa- tive of Trefriw and Camel Curls-. was op- posed bv Mr R;. H. WiWfams. -of Trefniw. who was elected bv a maioritv of 66. p 1-1, candidates are Liberals. There was a. Conservative sain in the Llvsfaen division, where Mr J W1 Ravnes. quarrv proprietor, was elected 111T p, majoritv of 33 over Mr Robert Evans, iun. (LV At Pwllheli1, Dr. O. Wynne Griffith (L) was ejected bv a Illgio '+V of 262 enmr 1,: Conservative opponent, Mr Henrv Hn.o-hes. The e^ect^ons in Bano-or r^<;n"l+pd i 1, Conservative ::1 Libera.1 seat (North and rpta:'n'no- rho, two 11 OLISIV held hv increased rpaiorifips. Thp figures were as follows:—North A. J. Price (C), 306; Bayne (L), 257. [Eastward: H. C. Yin:cat (C), 355; Ffoulkes Jones (L), 148. boulii Ward: Pozzi (C), 166; H. O. Hughes, 127. Llanllechid and Aber.-W Roberts (C), 158; R. B. Evans (L), 94. Conservative gain. Lower Llandwrog.—Richard Jones (L), 268; A. S. Williams (C), 189. Lianddein-tolen.-P.e.v. T. E Jones, Cal- vinistic Methodist minister, 404; Rev. Hugh Edwards, Baptist minister, 266. Llanaelhaiarn.—H. G. Davies (L) and A. H. Wheeler (C), 241 votes each. The duty, therefore, devolved upon the presid- ing officer of giving his casting vote. This he did for the sitting! member. Llanystumdwy.—W. George (L), 296; T. J. Griffiths, Pilasddu (C), 177. Aber claron.-Griffith Jones (L), 166 Captain Williams (C), 99. Llanbedrog.—Hugh Pritchard (L), 232; G. Yale (I.L.), 225. In Sarn, Daniel Jones (L) had a majority of 68 over the' Rev. Thomas Owen, rector (C). In Abersoch, Prichard Williams (L) defeated W. Thomas (C) by 30. Carnarvon.—Eastern Ward D. T. Lake (L), 230; Richard Thomas (C), 191; majority, 39. Northern Ward: Dr. Robert Parry (L), 251; John Prichard (C), 224; majority, 27. Here the Liberals achieved a signal victory in capturing two seats formerly held by Conservatives. Mr Richard Thomas had represented the ward on the County Council for an un- broken period of 21 years. Llanllvfni (one seat).—R. R. Williams (I), 152; J. S. Hamlet Roberts (1), 98; the Rev. Henry Williams (L). 83 majority, 54. Upper Llandwrog.—D. G. Jones (L), 385; Iniigo Jones (L), 284; majority, 101. Other results included the return of a Conservative member for Llanfairfechan, and of a, Conservative member for Aber. Llanfairfechan has been represented ever since the County Council was established in 1888, by Mr Robert Hughes, Liberal, who retired at this election. Mr W. G. Roberts, farmer, who stood in the Con- servative interest, was elected, receiving 288 votes, giving1 him a, majority of 12 1 It over the Liberal candidate, Mr Charles Fisher, a brother of Mr R. Fisher, who defeated Colonel Lloyd Mostyn in South Llandudno. Another original member of the County Council, Mr Thomas Roberts, of Aber, also retired this year, and the Liberals were represented in the contest in this constituency, which includes Aber and Llanllechid, by Mr Ri B. Evans, the clerk to the Bangor Board of Guardians, who, however, was beaten by the Con- servative nominee, Mr William Roberts, by a majority of 64 votes. DENBIGHSHIRE. The polling for Denbighshire took place on Monday, and the contests were very keenly fought in many cases. The follow- ing are among the results already an- nounced — UNOPPOSED. Broughton: Mr F. A. Sturge (L). Ruabon and Erbi-stock Sir Watkin Wynn (C). Brymbo: Mr E. Roberts (L). Pant and Ponkey: Mr J. S. Jones (L). Rhos and Penycae: Dr. J. C. Davies (L). Chirk: Mr R. Myddelton (C). Ma-rch- wiel: Mr J. W. Evans (L). Holt: Mr Ei. Williams (C). Gresford: Mr J. Lee (C). Stansty: Mr W. Pen Dennis (L). Llanrwst (Rural) Mr R. Williams, Capei Garmon (L). In the three of the wards at Oolwyn Bay I y there was no contest. Mr David Lewis (L) took the place in the Northern Ward of Mr George Bevan (C), who decided not seek re-election. For the Western Ward Mr J. M. Porter (C) was re-elected with- out opposition, and the same is to be said of Mr Edward Allen (C), the member for the Southern Ward. CONTESTS. At Llangollen, where the candidates were El. R. Parry, Castle-street (L), and Captain J. C. Best, Plas Vivod (C), the following was the result:—Parry, 331; Best, 330; Liberal majority, one. At the last election Mr Parry obtained a majority of 58 over the Conservative candidate. In the, Llangollen rural district a Liberal candidate was returned unopposed. Colwyn: Mr D. O. Williams (L), 221; Mr Robert, Jones, 189. No change. Glanconwav: Mr D. Macnichol (C), 182; Mr J. D. Jones, solicitor, Llanrwst (L), 131. No change. Llanrwst Urban Mr T. Rogers Jones (L), 256; Mr Albert Hughes (C), 205. No change. Abergele Urban: Mr J. T. Millward (L), 217; Mr John Pierce (C), 171. No change. Abergele R.ural, including Llanddulas and St. George Mr J. D. Jones,-Bodorvn (C), 180; Mr H. E. Pritchard (L), 163. No 'change. Wrexham.—North Ward: T. Jones (L), 276; Dr. Da.vies (C), 260. South Ward: J. A. Chadwick (C), 415; W. Aston (L), 296. Eastward: W. E. Samuel (C), 439; Edward Hughes (L), 339. Wiest Ward Seymour Jones (L), 475; H. Armstrong (C), 396. No change in any ward. Rossett: W. Lowe (C), 176; G. Cromar (L), 154. Conservative gain. Gwersvllt: J. Allen (L), 458; J, Hughes (C), 238. No change. Rhostyilen Godfrey Fitzhugh (C), 209; Jonathan Griffiths (L), 206. No change. Denbigh.—East, W!a,rd Dr. David Lloyd (L), 261; Colonel Ei. J. Swayne (C), 182. WestWard: Mr A. 0. Evans (L), chairman of the Council, 233 Mr P. E. Story (L), 135. Henllan Ward Mr B" H. Roberts (L), 186; Colonel Heaton (C). 94. Llanrharadr Division Mr D. S. Davies (L), 237; Colonel T. A. Wvnne Edwards (C). 89. Henllan (R ural): Mr Hesketh Roberts (L), 181 Mr J. D. Wynne Griffith (C), 138.—Liberal gain Llandyrnog': Mr W. G. R" gbv (0). 184: Mr E: R')Qers Jones (L). 172.-— Conservative

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