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RECORD POLLS.

KEEN FOUGHT BOROUGH ELECTIONS. HEAVY VOTING IN CITY. CONFIDENCE IN OLD COUNCIL. LABOUR BLOCK-VOTE A FAILTJB.E. Never has such interest been taken in the municipal elections as was the case yesterd" "°t only in the city, but in most of 1 " ~ -'iburbs. It was a most refreshing *!-*•* ior those who believe that live make for progressive politics. Tiio |x>|l in fhe city was par ticitlarly heavy It is estimated that well over 20,000 out of a rol! of 31,941 "went to the poll; this being an increa-se of more than 16,000 as compared with the last election in 1019. As there was a big field of fifty candidates the work of the deputy returning officers and their assistants was oneroDS, but the arrangements made by Mr. P. F. N'otley and his staff were adimiraMy thought out, and the electron went remarkably smoothly. Some idea of the of the task in thp eitv may be fathered from the fact that it was not until nearly four a-m. that the completed returns ■were in. To-day Mr. Xotley and his staff are making the official recount. The result of the contest in the city shows that the voters have practically put back the old council en bloc. Out of a total of twenty-one councillors Tequired, seventeen of the retiring council have been returned, in fact one may say eighteen, for Mr. E. H. Davis ts an old councillor. The new councillors aTe Uessrs. Hardley. Bennett, and 'Robertson. The most talked of feature this morning in town was the failure of the Labour ticket, and it is generally recognised that the running of a complete ticket of twenty-one Labour candidates was a mistake. There were many voters who while recognising that Labour should have fair representation on the council were averse to giving them support ■because they feared that fberr votes added to what was supposed ■would he a Labour b'.ock-vote would put m power a complete new council of Labour representatives. This effect of the Labour tactics is shown by the rejection of one of their retiring members, and the lower position of their other representatives. HartKjur Board and (Hospital Board elections for the contested seats also took phxce yesterday, and the net result in both is that they are practically back in office with the same members for another term. The Harbour Board only bos one new member, and the Hospital Board only two new members. It was noticeable at many of the «ity polling booths that cards with the various "tickets" were, freely circulated, and in some cases they were left in the polling booths by voters. This is stated to be a distinct breach of section 16 of the Locai Bodies Election and Polls Act Amendment Act, 1913, which reads:— "Every person is liable to a fine not exceeding £20, who, at in election (a) in any way interferes with an elector either in the polling 'booth or "while on his way thereto, with the intentions of influencing him or advising him as to his vote; or (b) prints or distributes or delivers to any person on the day of the poll or at any time during the three days immediately preceding the poll, anything 'being or purporting to be an imitation of any voting paper to be used at the poll, and having thereon the names of the candidates or any of them together with any directions or indications as to how any person should vote, or in any way containing such directions or indications or having thereon any matter likely to influence any vote." On the other hand, however, it is argued that none of the cards that were used were in any sense an imitation of a voting paper. The initials after the names of the candidates in the table which follow refer to the various tickets, name 1 !', P.C. is Progressive Citizen; P.P.A., Protestant Political Association; L., Labour; R.S., Returned Soldier. AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL. THE NEW COUNCIL. G. R. Hutchinson (P.C.,. F.P.A., R.S) , 9658 J. A. C. Allum (P.C, P.P.A.)... 5950 W J. Holds worth (P.C, P.P.A.) 8855 J. A. Warnock (P.C, P.P.A.). -. 8814 Miss E. Melville (P-C, P.P.A.) .. 8835 G. Knight (P.C, 'P.P.A.) 8444 *.r. W. Hardley (P.C, P.P.A.) . . . 8344 Mrs. E. H. Maguire (PjC, P.P.A.) 8179 *M. J. Bennett (P.C, P.P-A.) •-- 8088 P. M. Macky (P.C, P.P.A.) .... 8060 G. Baildon (P.C.) 7015 J. Dempsev (V.C., P.P.A.) 7586 •E. H. Davis (P.C) "™ H. B. Heather (P.C) '70 J J. B. Paterson (P.C, PJ.A.) .... 7698 H. N. Bagnall (P.P.A.) ' 40 * •J. Robertson (P.C, P.P.A.) .... 7257 T. Bloodwortb (L.) 664 ° F. W. 'H. Brinsden (P.P.A.) .... <M*' Otf. J. Savage (L.) -.- *™l Hon. P. J. Nerheny (P.C.) 6304 UNSUCCESSFUL. A. Hall Skelton (ex-member) -- 605? E. W. Inder (P.C, R-S.) 601/ A. C. A. Sexton (P.P.A., R.S.) .. 3618 O. Davis (L.) (ex-member) «»'- M. J. Coyle (P.C) "J 3 "; 0 G. H. S. Foster IV. H. -McKinney (P-P.A.) *»1 E. J. Phelan (L.) 4 ?*? A- Rose (L.) 403P. Barry (L.) «lf J- Aggers (L.) 392, W. L. Casey « & Tt-Tkington (P.P.A.) 415» O. Mcßrine (L.) f™ R. F. Way (L.) 36,0 R. F. Barter (L.) 3601 D. Wilson (L.) 3004 J. Purtell (L.) 3000 G. A. Watts (L.) 3494 G. Partington -... 3402 B. Martin (L.) ..* 3338 H. P. Burton 3227 J. F. Derrick (L.) 3198 G. Tomlinson (L.) 3125 W. Kendall (L.) 3107 B. Clews (L.) 31«o W. S. iloxom (L.) 3067 A. Proctor (L.) 290J J. Joiner 1«» *New members.

COUNCIL'S POLICY APPROVED

AN OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION 1 ■ 1 AN APPRECIATION BY THE MAYOR, s < TLe gratifying result of the City Coun- •! oil elections, from the point of the eiti- < zens' endorsement of the policy and administrative work of the old council, was the subject of a statement by the Mayor, Mr. J. H. Gunson, this morning. "It is appropriate," said tfoe Mayor, "to express an opinion on the result of the elections from the standpoint of the administration of the last two years. It it felt that the return of seventeen of the old council out of nineteen who offered themselves for re-election, is a most emphatic endorsement of approval by the electors of the council's policy. If one looks carefully through the election returns of the -whole of the local authorities in the Auckland metropolitan area, including the northern polls, it will be seen that the Auckland City Council stands alone in the practical re-election of its councillors. In all other cases, without exception, there have been eirbetantial rejections of oouncillore, and the return of new men, in some instances to the extent of 75 per cent of the personnel of the council. The council, therefore, is quite justified in accepting, as it does, the overwhelming vote of yesterday as < an expression of complete confidence in < its administration. And it expresses to the electors, in recognition of this vote, '. an assurance of high appreciation. At • the same time, I am sure I speak for all councillors as I do for myself, when I say that it will be the earnest endeavour of the council throughout its current term of office during the next two years, to discharge faithfully the duties attaching to the civic administration, to transact the citizens' business efficiently, and to maintain generally and further the interests of the city "with devotion and dignity."

SUBURBAN BOROUGHS

MOUNT EDEN. The keenness of the interest which was taken at Mount Eden in the fight between the "reform" platform and the present regime was evidenced by the heavy voting, the figures of the lowest candidate 'being well over the total of the highest candidate at the previous election. 'Mr. Shackelford, the retiring Mayor, was re-elected, with 84 votes to spare. Two of the "reform" candidates were unsuccessful. THE MAYORALTY. .T. W. Shackelford 1<531 T. McNab 1547 Majority 84 THE NEW COUNCIL. W. Woolley 2311 E. H. Potter 211» T. T. Garland 2069 W. H. Nagle 2048 A. M. Bryden 2021 .T. P. Hooton 1999 L. Joll 1993 J. M. Melville 1972 *F. C. Brew 1941 G. L. Taylor 1910 J. Smith 1894 W. J. Hammill 1892 UNSUCCESSFUL. A. Clements 1779 A. G. Lee 1741 "New member. NEWMARKET. A heavy poll at Newmarket saw the return of all the old council who stood again. The retiring Mayor, Mr. C. Leek, was defeated by one of the old council, Mr. S. Donaldson, by a majority of 144 votes. THE MAYORALTY. S. Donaldson 523 C. Leek 379 Majority 144 THE NEW COUNCIL. •W. Sawbridge 668 A. Kent 633 A. R. Seecombe 624 T. J. Watts 609 G. E. Smerdon 581 P.-S. Boone 580 F. J. O'Meara 580 H. J. Cooper 570 *N. Kelleway " 56C UNSUCCESSFUL. A. E. E. Eagleton 423 •New members. OMtHUNGA Mr. J. Park, the retiring Mayor at Onehunga, was re-elected. Only two members of the old council —-Messrs. Ainsworth and and both were re-elected. Of the nine candidates who supported the Mayor's policy, eight were elected. THE MAYORALTY. J. Park 916 J. J. Boyd 697 Majority' 219 THE NEW COUNCIL. *J. T. Macklow 1036 W J. E. CoweH 959 •A. McColl 892 •E. Morton 886 T. GiVbert 878 A. McLeod 875 •W. N. Mclntosh 855 •P. R. Lipecombe 825 R. Ainsworth •. .. 774 UNSUCCESSFUL. P. C. Boate 642 J. Williams 636 H. Dawson 615 J. W.sMdLaTin 612 J. Leng 550 •E. E. Boyd 527 L. Smith" 288 •New members. DEVO2CPORT. ' There was no contest at Devonport for the Mayoralty, Mr, H. S. W. King having been returned without opposition. Marked interest was shown in the poll for the council. The ticket of the Ratepayers Association was successful. Of the six candidates defeated, three were retiring councillors. THE NEW COUNCIL. •A. Bartley Hl9 S W. Luxford :• 1276 *R T. Michaejs 1197 J. Mays 1164 •A V. Fraer 1054 •E H. Little 999 •H. Linder .: 931 G. V. Pearee 923 •C. L. Stevenson S 9B UNSUCCESSFUL. W. Perry-Taylor 675 J. W. H. Martin 597 F A. Thompson "** T ; H. Palmer 48B. A. Spinley ■" R. Black .-. • ■"*. •New membere.

TAKAFtTNA.

Mr. A. M. Gould was returned as Mayor of Takapuna without opposition. There was a spirited contest for the nine seats on the council. Three old councillors stood, and J,wo were successful, 'Messrs. Arthur and Williamson, Mr. Creamer being defeated. THE NEW COUNCIL. T. B. Arthur 722 *J. Colling 620 •A. F. Grant «10 •A. H. Wilkie 593 J. W. Williamson 587 *F. W>Suckling 562 *C. M. Carter 557 *T. M. Finlayson 545 *A. W. Clark 535 UNSUCCESSFUL. J. Davis 533 G. Creamer 367 C. C. Chalmers 347 J. Watson 326 F. Myers 318 L. H. Titchener 212 P. S. Gee 177 J. Sheehan 163 H. E. Burr 114 *New members. NORTHCOTE. Under 600 electors voted at Northotc out of a roll of over 1300. A close ontest between Mr. Richardson and Mr. Jeuxberry (one of the retiring councillors) resulted in the first-mentioned •being elected Mayor by a majority of 62 THE MAYORALTY. • \V. E. Richardson 322 C. A. Deuxberry 260 Majority 62 THE NEW COUNCIL. J. B. Tonar 448 *A Parrisli 423 A. Hurley 40S •W. H. Barnes 35S *K. Smith 348 •W. C. Smith 340 A. W. Smith 33G •O. R. Brinsden 333 •W. K. A. Stewart 289 UNSUCCESSFUL. C. G. Hodgson 286 'New members. BIRKENHEAD. A record vote was registered at Birkenhead, where Mr. J. W. Court defeated the deputy-Mayor for the Mayoralty by 190 votes. Three of the retiring council, Messrs. Taylor, Walion and Hadfield, were re-elected, but Mr. Boardman was unsuccessful. All the other successful men are new to the council. THE MAYORALTY. J. W. Court 556 E. G. Skeate3 366 Majority 190 THE NEW COUNCIL. •T. Smith 621 R. Taylor 596 •A. Bartlett 579 *A. Turner 561 •L. R. L. Mol'.er 557 A. Hadfield 548 E. C. Walton 545 *F. W. McCowan 539 •P. H. Haywa-d 444 UNSUCCESSFUL. E. J. Miles 420 H. Boardman 334 •New members. MOUNT ALBERT. The new Mayor of Mount Albert is Mr. Bennett, who had a substantial majority over Mr. Fray.* The election in "C" Ward resulted in the retiring members being re-elected. THE MAYORALTY, A. F. Bennett 1142 J. H. Fray 646 Majority 496 COUNCILLORS ELECTED.—WARD C. J. H. Langley 447 H. A. Miles 391 UNSUCCESSFUL. J. Pearee 205 J. D. Murray 188 THE NEW COUNCIL. •R. J. Allingham. # G. R. Metcalfe. •R. H. Armstrong. H. A. Miles. E. S. Inwood. A. M. Wilson. J. H. Langley. •New members. One member still to be elected for Ward "A." OTAHUUU. Mr. R. B. Todd having been elected to the Mayoralty unopposed, Otahuhn only had to pick its councillors. Out of the seven retiring councillors only two, Messrs. Clements and Hall, were success fuL THE NEW COUNCIL. H. T. Clements 334 H. J. Hall 279 •E. Shepherd 271 •W J. Dinnison 260 *J. Brady 259 *F. T. Preston 256 *J. R. W. Nicholls 238 *T. C. P. Whitely 226 UNSUCCESSFUL. F. J. Andrew 225 J. Wilson 218 H. V. Stringer ". 202 F. L. Bradley 199 G. R. Toms 156 A. L. Cummings 126 T. R. Haslip 82 W. H. Guest 81 •New membere. PUKEKOHE. A close contest at Pukekohe resulted in Mr. J. Routley beating the retiring Mayor (Mr. C. K. Laurie) and another candidate. Of the retiring councillors six were returned, and Messrs. Bilkey and Keith were replaced by Messrs. Brownlee and Kennelly. THE MAYORALTY. J. Routley ..' 317 C. K. Laurie 242 ■ H. G. R. Mason 231 THE NEW COUNCIL. B. R. Hamilton 430 *T. Brownlee „. 408 •J. Kennelly 382 A. P. Daysh 351 F. J. Morron 321 R. H. McGough 306 J. Patterson 306 G. H. Armstrong 304 UNSUCCESSFUL. J. W. Jones 296 J. G. Ward 278 R. Bilkey 252 J. H. Keith 245 R. Higginson 238 R. G. V. Fear 224 W. S. Russell 202 "V. S. Roberta 200 *New members.

THE HOSPITAL BOARD.

BIG VOTE IN THE CITY POLL. ( BOARD NUMBERS TWO NEW ! t MEMBERS. J J . i f 'In the new Hospital Board there are 1 only two new members —Mr. Bagnall for one of the six city seatß, and Mr. 1 Howitt, who represents the suburbs 1 across the harbour. c The folio-wing are details of the voting: , CITY REPRESENTATIVES. ' i Successful. I ; W. Wallace (P.P.A.-; 5236 ! P. M. Mackay (P.PJV.) 7470 G. Knight (P.P.A.) 7005 •H. N. Bagnall (P.P.A.) <!»08 M. J. Savage, M.P. (L.) 6329 ; Unsuccessful. A. Hall Skelton 5701 Hon. P. J. Ncrhenvy 5498 A. C. A. Sexton (P.P.A. R.S.). ... 5469 , G. Davis (L.) 5115 , F. N. Bartrum (L.) 40T4 Dr. C. B. Rossiter (R.S.) 3842 O. Mcßrine (L.) 3622 Mrs. E. W. Moore (L.) 3433 •New member. j , NORTH SHORE SEAT. Successful. *W. K. Howitt 1712 ; Unsuccessful. J. P. McPhail 1545 THE NEW BOARD. ( •H. N. Bagnall. G. Knight. M. J. Coylc. P. M. Mackay. J. D. Chalmers. E. H. Potter. F. Dye. .T. Rowe. S. J. Harbutt. -M. J. Savage. •W. K. Howitt. W. Wallace. "New member.

THE HARBOUR BOARD.

CITY MEMBERS RE-ELECTED. ONLY ONE NEW MEMBER. j There were two polls yesterday for Harbour Board members. That in the city resulted in the return of Messrs. Hutehinson, Wallace and Davis, all old members, although Mr. Wallace had previously sat for the suburbs on the northern "shpre of the Witemata. Mr. Henderson, who was elected for the northern suburbs, is the only new member of the board. Most of the other members were j re-elected without contests. i CITY REPRESENTATIVES. , Successfu. I G R- Hutchinson (P.P.A., R.S.) . .. OW* W. Wallace (T.P.A.) 83fil E. H. Davis 7r > ,o Unsuccessful. I H. T. Goldie (P.P.A.) 7234 T. Bloodworth (L.) C23H A. G. Williams (L.) 3545 , NORTH SHORE SEAT. Successful. •J. Henderson ISO 3 Unsuccessful. A. E. Grecnslade 1367 •New member. THE NEW EOARD. H. H. Adams. *J. Henderson. Hon. E. W. Alison. «. R. Hutehinaon. J. S. Bond. W. B. Leyland. E. J. Carr. H. R. Mackenzie. T. B. Clay. J. B. Teasdale. E. H. Davis. W. Wallace. H. D. Heather. M. H. Wynyard. *New member.

.. IN THE PROVINCE.

RESULTS OF COUNTRY POM* MAYORS AND COUNCILLORS. The results of the municipal elections in the various country boroughs in the Auckland district are as follow: — Hamilton.—Mayoralty: Mr. J. R. Fow was re-elected unopposed. Councillors: 0. E. Farrer, 1244; G. Boyes, 1149; J. A. Brind, 113G; C. J. W. Barton, 1130; W. F. Mason, 1093; J. E. Tidd, 1070; W. C. Rollett, 1044; H. B. Jenkin, 956; B. C. Lowry, 943: T. Johnson, 902; J. Gilbert, 845; H. E. Tristram, 791. Unsuccessful: A. E. Webb, 750; VV. E. Burrow, 659; R. • Rule, 415; VV. J. Kemp, 3SO; J. G. Harp, j r 338. Whangarei: Only one old councillor, F. Cutforth, was re-elected. The Labour | party was successful in getting both nominees (L. J. Brake and A. T. 1 Brainsby), returned. Results are as fol- ! lows: Mayoralty, D. A. McLean, 899; ' J. S. Dent (sitting mayor), 515. Borough > Council (six members): A. D. Jack, 752; ' A. Sanford, 751; J. W. Moore, 71 lj L. j J. Brake, 674; A. T. Brainsby, 655; F. Cutforth (re-elected), 564; H. W. McKenzie, 542; E. G. W. Trbbits, 452; Jas. Jackson, 475; J. S. Wilson, 429; J. E. Holmes, 402; A. Carter, 374. Harbour Board (2 borough representatives.—Col. C. E. R. Mackesy, 790; W. R. Patterson, 749 (re-elected); E.G. W. Trbbits, 374; J. E. Holmes, 274; R. H. Allan, 256. Borough representatives on Whangaxei Hospital Board: F. T. Steele and A. Carter returned unopposed. Te Aroha.—Mayoralty: R. Coulter (elected), 3SB; J. M: Bell, 241; J. D. Morison, 237. Councillors: J. Willis, 545; G. Hedge, 537; Ada M. Gordon 508; V. Hamilton, 469; A. Hinton, 494; H. Gifford, 461; E. A. Bruce, 423; A. Ritchie, 448; D. McMahon, 414; A. Burrows, 309. The first eight were elected. Representative on Thames Harbour Board: R. Coulter (elected), 499; , J. M. Bell, 362. Waihi.—Mayoralty: Mr. Donaldson * was re-elected unopposed. Council (ten seats): Elected: S. N. Walmsley, 577; VV. J. Comes, 555; H. B. Dale, 539; A. ' Parker, 516; A. Parry, 515; N. J. Toon. 508; H. A. Pipe, 507; E. Fitton, 495: J. J. Callaghan, 488; J. F. Robertson, 387. Defeated: R. G. Harris, 360. Tauranga.—Mayoralty: Mr. B. Dive (the sitting Mayor), 479; B C. Robins, 386; C. E. MacMillan, 141. Council: J. Wrigley, J. Bruce, Beale, J. A. Jordan, W. J. Baigent, VV. W. Jones, G. Walker. H. T. Caataing, Major Scantlebury, C. Whiting. Cambridge.—Mayoralty: Samuel Lewis (elected), 346; Chas. H. Priestly, 280. Councillors (nine required) : A. H. Gascoigne, 462; E. James, 460; H. A. Bell. 443; C. H. Bycroft, 426; H. Roche, 402; Wm. Wilkinson, 391; W. Moore, 390; Geo. Calvert, 354; A. Wilkinson, 350 (elected); L. M. Morrin, 324; A. Blackman, 234; F. C. Thomason, 218; J. C. Sawers, 174. Dargaville: Hospital Board representative: J. Brady. Council: T. Clifton Webb, W. J. Robertson, A. Paul, A. J. Martin, J. Brady, R. Coe, A. McNaughton, F. J. Dargaville, C. H. Bagnall. Only four ex-councillors were returned.

Whakatane. —The Mayor, Mr. W. R. Boon, was re-elected unopposed. Borough rouncillors elected: P. Harron, 310; G. Brabant, 272; R. Brown, 269; P. S fveegan, 258; A. Canning, 256; H. Chil- I ton, 224; R Ward, 218; F. Many, 184; A. Meyers, 176. Unsuccessful: Small- t field, 172; J. Warner, 164; R. Schoficld, I 143. <■ Thames.—cXhc only local election held here was for the Harbour Board. - Hetherington defeated Galloway (payers of dues) by 4(i to 25. The retiring mem- ; tiers of the Board, Messrs. Danby and - McCormick, were re-elected by large majorities. ; Taumarunui. —Mayoral election Steadman elected, 358; Laird, 200: Manson, 174. Council: Dr. Macknight, F. Smith, : R. B. Williams, C. C. Marsack, Eev. J. K. Ward, A. K. Seaton, G. F. Thompson, D. B. Tacon, and A. H. O'Leary Te Awamutu —Major L. G. Armstrong was elected unopposed. Council: Messrs. Wynvard, Bygrave, Spinley, Peate, Downes, Clark, Jeffery, Oliphaiit. There were fifteen candidates. Opotiki.—Mr. T. G. Johnson was reelected mayor by a majority of 62. Conn- | ! cil: Messrs. Tabb, Hawkins, Shalloon, ( : Martin, Recce, :3olan, Oarruthers (elected) out of twelve candidates. Paeroa. —In the borough election the successful candidates were: Edwards, 433; Marshall, 382; Vuglar, 373; Flatt, :527; McDorrald, 303; White, 301; Lamb, 283; Bain. 270. Messrs Edwards, Marshall, Vuglar. Flatt and White were sitting members.

IN THE SOUTH.

COUNCIL AND BOARD RESULTS. SETBACK FOR LABOUR. (By Telegraph. — As;*Wn'tion.i WELLINGTON, Wednesday. The mayoral contest to-day resulted in an overwhelming majority for Mr. R. A. Wrijrht, M.P., the figures tx>ing as follows, with four returns to come: — R. A. Wrijrht (Moderate) 13,231 P. Hickey (Labour) 6,824 Tlie following us the voting for the Wellington City Council, the count of 20 "rejected*" not yet being complete. These Include 13 Labour candidates, only two Labour, Messrs. Fraser and Chapman being returned. "• Mr. J Glover, Labour member of the j late council is among those defeated. | All othev returned were citizens' candidates.— L. McKenzie, 11.100: C. J. B. Norwood, 11,082; W. J. (iaudin, 11,071; W. H. Bennett, 10,087; 11. D. Bennett, 10,678: M. F. Luckie 10,486; T. G. Forsyth, 10.42(5; John Burns, 9,275; W. Dale, !>,B!W; B. C. H. Burn, 9,275: W. .1. Thomson, 9,03-2: Annie Mc Vicar, 7,723; Peter Fraser, 7,706; S. H. Underwood, 7,302; C. 11. Chapman, 7.200. Harbour Board: G. Mitchell, 12.516: Norwood, 12.280: H. D. Bennett, 11,972; J. Lenchars, 8,201 (elected) ; Chapman, J S014; \V. T. Young, 0,676; T. B. Rindle. 0,416; E. E. Canham, 4,842; R. W. Bur bidge, 3,456. Mr. Chapman (Labour) was a member of the late board. The Hospital Board fixtures are not yet available. LABOUR LOSES TWO SEATS. (Special to ''Star. - ') WELLINGTON, this day. The Wellington municipal elections resolved themselves into a contest Official Labour versus citizens, with the result that Labour experienced a set back, its mayoral candidate being defeated by 6000. Of the full council ticket the only Labour survivors were Mr. FraseJ (m&mber for Wellington South) and Mr. Chapman (both former councillors), a net loss of two seats for Labour. In connection with the Harbour Board election, Colonel Mitchell (member for Wellington South) headed the poll, three business men being also elected, while Labour lost its former representative. The citizens' ticket heads the list in the Hospital Board election with three Labourites, and the following one is sure of election, but as the count is incomplete the remainder (who are former members) are in an uncertain position. Nelson. —Mayor: The election resulted:— -Lock, 16GG, Pettit, 1205. CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL. (By Asso.-intion.) CHRISTCHURCH, Wednesday. Owing to the proportional representation system having been adopted in the ' City Council election it will be some time i before the final result is known. The quota was 820, and the nine first preference votes polling were: Sullivan (Lataou) M.P.), 1880; Agar (citizens' candidate), 1168; Rev. J. K. Archer (•α-bour), 990; Winton (Independent), 950; Fletcher (citizens), 963; Brunt (citizens), 841. Except Mr. Sullivan none of the old Labour members of the council secured the 'quota, and only one of them, Mr. Armj strong looks to have a chance of election. In tbe Harbour Board election the first preference leading candidates are Hoiland, Thacker, Sorenson, and Armstrong. In the Hospital Board election the first preference leading candidates are: Rev. Archer, Mrs. Herbert, and Dr. Fenwick. LABOUR TICKET DEFEATED. (By Telegraph—Press Association.) DUNEDIN, Wednesday. There were 26 candidates for the 12 seats on the City Council. Twelve comprised the citizens' ticket, seven Labour, I and the remainder were independent. The citizens' ticket, which consisted principally of members of the old council, was returned en bloc with a lead of over 1000 votes over the thirteenth man, who was a menrber of the old council, but an Independent. I Three women were elected to the Otago Hospital Board out of seven members. Hitherto only two women have succeeded in finding seats. VIGOR BROWN DEFEATED. ißy Telegraph—Press Association.) NAPIER, Wednesday. The sitting Mayor (Mr. J. Vigor Brown, M.P.) was defeated in the mayoral contest toy Mr. J. B. Andrew, the voting being: Andrew, 2296; Brown, j 1040. ANOTHER LOSS FOR LABOUR. i (Ey Telegraph.—Press Association ' NEW PLYMOUTH, Wednesu"^" 1 All the ratepayers' ticket was returned 'to the council, easily defeating the I Labour nominees.

OTHER SOUTHERN RESULTS. I Press Association messages fro-n the South give the following results of mayoral elections: — Christchurch: Dr. Thacker, M.P., (retiring Mayor), 7675; J. W : Beanland, /246. Both candidates were Indeprn- ' dcr.U. Wauganui: T. B. Williams ;r?tirmg Mayor), 2tJ9U; Oakley Brown, i'l2!. (hsborae: George Wildish [retiring Mayor), 1879: G. C. Munns, 528; 1. Mirfield, 34!>. Levin.—Mr. D. W. Thompson was returned Mayor unopposed. Wairoa (Hawke's Bay).—J. Corkill (elected Mayor), 438; Dr. Sommervell, 301. Taihape. —The Mayoral election resulted: J. R. Cunninglranie, 360; A. J. Joblin, 431. Council (seven required): R. A. Davies, 601; S. F. Reid, 594; W. 11. Fookes, 588; A. M. Ryan, 507; E. Lenihan, 498; K. Loader, 495; H. Dashwood, 481; A. R. Munro, 422; F. Ward, 1 282; T. Nuttall 200. Eltham.—The Mayoral election resulted, Taylor (re-elected), 49.5; Bridger, 308. Foxton.—Mr. John Chrystall was returned mayor unopposed. , Marton.—Mr. W. C. Kensington was re-elected mayor unopposed. | Hastings.—Mayoralty; Mr. VV. Hart was re-elected unopposed. Mastcrton: O. X. C. Prapncll, 1714; W. Candy, 1039. Blenheim: Parker. 071: Cook-, 537. Lyttelton: Lester (retiring Mayor), 746; J. T. Norton, 358. Woolston: White, 489; Hill (r)tiring Mayor), 101. VVestport: There were no elections for Mayor or Councillors, only the required number being iiomiuted. Creymouth: J. D. Lynch. 1389: Nayk>r 472. Gore: David McDougnll. !5.M: Frank I Young, 349; Andrew Martin (retiring Mayor). :U7: Archibald Aitken, ISO. '. Invercargill: J. F. Lillierap, 2.4?,; J Stead (retiring Mayor), 1380. South Invercargill: \V. McHwnv.v, 454; J. R. Brown, 435. (H-maru: J. ?.kDiarmid was re-eiecred • ur< uposcd. i Petone: J. W. MeEwan, 1021; D. Mc- . Koiizie, 640; A. Pere, 505. l'almerston North: J A. Nash, 2382; 1 E. 11. Crabb, 1463. . Ashburton.—Mr. R. Galbraith was re- : turned mayor unopposed. Invercargill.—Two Labour candidates, . Messrs. Farrant and Glass were elected to the council. St. Kilda.—The Mayoral election re- ', suited: Dene. 993; Hall, r>72. Mosgiell.—The Mayoral election resulted: Allan (re-elected), 275; Souter, [ 156. ; Milton.—The Mayoral election resulted: Ronnie (retiring mayor). 31(i: Stewart, 250. ; Feilding.—J. S. Tingey, 559, defeated • ( the retiring mayor, Mr. G. J. Harford, 562.

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RECORD POLLS., Auckland Star, Volume LII, Issue 100, 28 April 1921

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