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SOME SURPRISES GLAMORGAN COUNCIL ELECTION The Glamorgan County Council elec- tions, which look place n Momiay, have pioductnl a bijj crop oi surprises, and the net result is a considerable audition -&i, the Labour strength oi that body. Man3 old disappear troiu the Council, a no among those well-known in the western halt 01 the county are Alderman J. M. ismith, Aberav.oii, who "&:i deleuied by Aid. D. liees (Labour) by the exÜeillelj narrow niai-gin,of six vole.s. Other de- ieated uiemoeid include Ald. W. 11 Mathias, of Cyiumer, l'orth, who was beaten in the inyshir Ward by the Lab- our candidate; and Mr. Tom Jones, oi Ti'corchy, also Ousted by a Labour repre- sentative. Mr. W. H. C. Llewelyn, oi Newcastle, Bridgend, suitered a 6imilai leverse, as also did Ald. L. E. Davies, 01 Maesteg. An interesting result is that at Porth- uwl, where Mr. T. G. Jones (who was a candidate for the Aberavori Parliamen- tary Division at the last General Liecticn but retired) secured election. Mr. Jones, it will be remembered, has been assisting the Ministry of Food in connection with the rationing of s-iups. Mr. Ben Davies. who wins a beat for Labour at Pontypridd, t. one oi the oldest miners' agents in the ooalheld, and a colleague of his, well- known at Swansea, in the person of Major D. Watts Morgan, D.S.U., has Ixxvn re- j turned for Cyiumer, l'orth. j Coining to the other western results, Bl'itonÚ:rry provided a stern tight for Mr. Joseph Branch (Labour), defeated Mr. James Morris by only 76 votes. At Coed- ffranc (Skewen), Dr. D. L. Jones (Con.) j was opposed by two labour nominees, aud had a majority of 247 over his nearest op- ponent, Mr. T. W. Davies (Lab.), the "Id member. Cwmavon provided another Labour victory, where Mr. John Jones Edwards had a majority of 572 over Mr. John llanbury (C.). One of the Neath results shows that Mr. D. G. Davies (Lib.) as a new member to the North Division, the poll here being a small one. The lirlit in Port Talbot East was be- tween two Labour men. Mr. John Thomas being returned, and at Port Talbot West Major Ll. David retained his seot. the Labour candidate being defeated bv 252. At Ystalyfera there was also a Labour victory, Mr. D. W. Davies. the old Pro- gressive member, being 126 votes behind Mr. Daniel T. Jones. At I.landilo-Talybont Mr. D. G. Wil- liams (Lob.) vr-n the seat. In the 28 contested elections, of which results have been announced. Labour has won 15 seats, h aving 13 divided among the other parties. GOWER. W. TT. Davies (checkweigher) 1126 G. E. Gordon 586 Majority. 540 SWANSEA VALLEY DIVISION. Richard Thomas (Prog.) 1157 J. L. Pi-es (Lahonr) 1074 R. A. Jones. 269 Majority. 83 VALE OF XEATH. Rev A. Davies (Lib.) 1768 OC,ol. E. Edwards Vaughan (C) 1207 Majority 501 ABERAVON BOROUGH. AM. D-avi4i R4,es (Tab.) 1016 TAld. J. M. Smith (Con.) ]010 Majority. 6 BRITONFERRY. J. Branch (Lab.) 1063 J. Morris (Prog. Lib.) 987 Majority. 76 LLANDILO-TALYBONT. D. G. Williams (Lab.) 850 A. Morgan (Ind.) 554 Majority 296 NEATH. n. G. Davies (Prog. L.) 4fi4 J. Morris (L.) 3.65 Hev. D. Thomas (Ind.) 296 Majority 119 PORT TALBOT WEST. *Major U. David (Ind.) 986 T. Griffiths (Lab.) 446 Majority 252 PORT TALBOT EAST. J. Tbcoinas (Lab.) 787 W. Lewis (Lab.) 446 Majority. 341 COEDFFRANC. T). L. Jones (C.) 936 *T. W. Davies (Lab.) 689 J. Rees (Lab.) 430 Majori ty. 247 CWMAVON. T. J. Edwards (Lab.) 1135 J. Hanbury (Lib. Co.) 562 W. G. McNeil (Ind.) 289 Majority. 573 CYMMER RHONDDA. -Major D. Watts Morgan, D.S.O., M.P. (Lab.) 12S5 D. R. Powell (Ind.) 301 Majorit-v 981 MAESTEG. Edwin Barnett (Lab.) 1852 •Aid. E. Davies (L.) 769 Miljor:; ty. 1083 NEWCASTLE. BRIDGEND. E. H. Mole (Lab.) Hn3 "w. H. n. Llewelyn (Non.-PoL) 1040 Maiority 573 N PONTARDAWE. .David Daniel Davies (Lab.). 1008 Francis R. Phillips (Prog.). 699 David Lewis (Lab.) 375 YSTALYFERA. D. T. Jones (Lab.) 1112 "0. W. Davies (Prog.) 986 Majority 126 !tOld member. I. PEMBROKESHIRE. I .Further unopposed returns in Pembroke- I shire are as follows:— Manorbierr.—'Thomas John, The Croft Tenby. 9 I Seymour Allen, Cressel,lv St. Iesells.—•Wiiliara Beddoe. Saunders foot. Monkton.—*A. W. Sutch, Anglfi. Castlemartin.—J no. Thomas, Hodgeston There is a cotitest in the Carew Divi ston, '(Lionel J F- Lort Philipps. Law renny, being opposed by John Picton Whitehill.

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