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Pfcntre Bye-Election.

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Pfcntre Bye-Election. Canon Lewis' Narrow Win. Seat Lost through Bad General- ship. Polling took place in No. 3 Ward on Monday to fill the vacancy on the Rhondda Urban District Council caused by the death of the late Mr. Thomas Davies, Windsor Hotel, Ton-Pentre. The candidates were Canon Lewis (Conser- vative) and Mr. David Thomas (Labour). The result was declared on Monday even- ing as follows: — Canon Lewis 904 David Thomas 869 Majority 35 The poll was the heaviest for the last three years, the next highest being the election of 1907, when Canon Lewis was defeated by Councillor Walter Williams. The number of votes polled on that occa- sion was 1,707-66 less than on Monday. The total poll in the following year, when the late Councillor Davies was opposed by Mr. T. C. Morris (Labour) only reached 1,629. Last year, there was no election. Councillor Edward Jones being returned unopposed. The defeat of the Labour candidate can be ascribed to one or more reasons. The Labour organisation at Pentre was very weak, while it is common knowledge that iJhere was not that active sympathy and co-operation between the two wings of the Progressive forces which ought a to obtain in such a contest. Tactical mis- takes were committed by the leaders of the Labour section, which resulted in alienating a large portion of the Liberal support, and it is to this which Coun- cillor Tom Evans doubtlessly referred to -On Friday evening as a dog-in-the- manger policy. It is to be regretted that differences of so trivial a character- differences which could very well be avoided by good generalship—should result in the loss of a seat to the Pro- gressive cause. The Ward is promised another contest in the near future, when Mr. Walter Williams will be opposed.

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