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1928 Election Results

 

Stroud Urban District Council


Seven New Members:

Mrs. Hills Heads the Poll

Three Old Members Defeated


With twenty-seven candiates for eighteen seats on the Stroud Urban District Council, the election, which took place on Monday 1 was one of the most interesting experianced in Stroud for many years. Up to tea-time polling was not very brisk, but in the evening large crowds of voters visited the polling booths and the polling clerks were kept very busy right up to 8 o'clock. The percentage of votors who exercised their right to vote is estimated at over sixty percent, which is quite a good proportion.

Counting tooking place at the Stroud Subscription Rooms on Tuesday morning under the supervision of Mr. E. Northam Witchell, the returning officer. The task was a difficult one and it was not until 3pm that the list was completed, and Mr Witchell was able to announce the results, as follows:-


Elected


2


Mrs Hills

1848

SWCA

*

C H Sanderson

1832

I

*

J S Dudbridge

1805

G

*

F W King

1250

I

*

O J Pearce

1174

G


Major Godsell

1160

G

*

P E Hayward

1144

SCS


Sir Harry Waters

1067

G

*

S B Park

1053

G

*

W H Harper

1016

Lab

*

E F Hooper

980

G

*

A E Price

950

SCS


C C W Lambert

867

G

*

Col D F Stuart

809

G

*

E. E. Saunders

800

Lab


F A Wood

753

I


J J Hind

688

I(R)


N D Reyne

650

I(R)


Not Elected




W W Bateman

637

I(R)


F Carter

598

I


O J Leach

582

R

*

H E Trinder

581

G


T Langham

553

Lab

*

R J Verney

531

G


T Howell

483

I


E F Cudmore

362

I

*

E H Russell

361

I

* Denotes old Members


Stroud Journal 6 April 1928


Comment

Mrs Mills who had been supported in her nomination by the Stroud Womens Citizen Association was the the first women elected to serve on the Council.



1Election Day was Monday 2nd April 1928

2I have added this column showing the political affiliation or organisation nominiating the candidate SWCA– Stroud Womens Citzen Association. G – 'The Group' (this is assumed to be a Liberal/Conservative slate) SCS – Stroud Co-operative Society, Lab – Labour, I – Independent I(R) - Independent endorsed by Ratepayers Association R – Ratepayers . Based on Journal “who's who” 23 March 1928



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