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MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.

PKOBABLE, CHANGES IN; -THE' ! cbiinroELS. ! OLD MEMBER!; J DROPPING OUT. \ i The nominations of candidates for tlie~ various municipal councils are now be-: ginning to be serit, and One singular; feature, this time Tβ the number of gen-; tlemen who,; appear ring to 'have ;got tired; of serving the public, are .not, therefore,' seeking re-election. | In the case of the. City Council, Mr G -lover, jiaturally drops \ out now that he -is a. member of the' House of Represer. atatives, and Mr C, Grey's elevation to; the office of .Mayor, makes a second vacancy. In addition to; those two vacancies, Mr W. C. Somers has intimated that, , he will not seek xe-' election, and two otheirs -of the retiring .Council are at pre; sent doubtful about allowing themselves to ibe nominated again.. One gentleman, when ,asked the reasonj said straig;ht-ofut that he did not mind giving his time, at night to.,serve the city, but could not afford to neglect Mb business in ordtsr ,to attend so many committee jneeiiangs in the daytime. Although the nominations do not, close until next Wednesday, Mr Uaher (returning officer) has received the nomination of Mr Charles Grey for tEe position of Mayor. The nominators are J the Hon.E.Mitchelson, Messrs D.Goldie, G. C. Garlick, M. Oasey, D. Goiik, John : N. Kneen, G. Seager and W. Evans. ; Mr John Patterson's nominators for 5 the position of councillor are as follow: Messrs A. E. Glover, Thomas Cunning- : ham, Thomas John. Craig, S. D. Hanna, j J. Goldsworthy, E. A. Binney, and William Evans. Mr P. J. Nerheny has to-day *been nominated for a seat in the Cily Coun-, cil by Hon. E. Mitchelson, J. Trevelhick, i and J. J. O'Brien. As far as can be ascertained at the present time, the following councillors; are likely to seek re-election: Messrs A.J. Entriean, H. M. Smeeton, J. Court, C J. Parr, L. J. Bagnall, R. Tudehope, M. Casey, J. Patterson, G. Knight and P. M. Mackay and R. Farrell. Other candidates who have announced their intention of contesting a seat in the City Council are as follows: Messrs W. A. Thompson, P. J. Nerheny, George Davis, Thomas Long, R. Salmon, and G. Tutt. It is understood there will he other candidates before the day of nomination. The Citizens' League -will hold a meeting in the Federal Hall, Wellesley-street, on Thursday night next to consider and approve of candidates for election to the City Council. GREY LYNN. In this borough, only five of the old Council are seeking Te-election, namely, Messrs. G. J. Garland, W. J. Holdeworth, J. H. Muldoon, W. H. Murray, and H. Schofield. These have formed a ticket with Messrs. George Baiidon (former councillor), H. T. Buckley, E. Rewcastle and J. A- Warnock (former councillor). A number of ratepayers met at Mr. McMaster's residence, Richmond, on Thursday evening, and decided to form a Citizens' League. When all the candidates are known the League intend to go fully into the qualifications of each, and believe they will be able to submit a. selection which will meet_with the approval of the majority of the electors. Mr. W. C. Hutchings, of the Sun Insurance Co., has undertaken the duties of secretary to the League" pro tern. Other candidates announced for Grey Lynn are Messrs. James McDermott, W. S Donald (former councillor), Charles Norgrove, Thomas T. Short, H. G. Se«dick, Charles Morley, R. Entriean, .and' M. J. Bennett. It is understood that there aTe still some more likely to offer their services to the electors. DEVONPORT. The following members of the Devon-: poit Borough Council have announced their intention of again offering their services:—Messrs. R. H. Froude, George McKenzie, W. U. Time well, and Henry Wilding. Mr. T. Considine has been nominated, by Messrs. J. B. Gilfillan, W. J. Napier, and J- J- O'Brien, for a seat on the Devonport Borough Council. ONEHUNGA AND PARNELL. As far as Onehunga and Parnell are concerned, Mr. John Rowe is considered likely to be returned unopposed as Mayor of the former borough, as so far no other candidate has been mentioned. At Parnell there will probably be a contest, as Mr. Caleb B. Tapper notifies that he will stand for fhe position of Mayor against all comers. With regard to JNewmarket Council, Mr. Ernest Davis has consented 1 to become a candidate for the position of Mayor.

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MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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