DEFEAT OF HON. D. JONES.
NORTH ISLAND COMMENT.
The Dominion, Wellington, makes the following comment in reference to the defeat of the Hon. D. Jones at the recent elections:— "While attention is being directed to candidates for Cabinet rank, a thought should be given to Mr David Jones, whose defeat in Mid-Canter-bury created the vacancy in the Ministry. Mr Jones was an exceptionally able member, and it is to be regretted that ability seems too often to be lightly valued by the electors, for Mr Jones's case is not an exception. To be hail-fellow-well-met should not be the chief qualification for a member of Parliament. The Cabinet is the weaker for the absence of Mr Jones's keen mind, his power of analysis and criticism, and his., wide experience; the House loses a stimulating debater whose provocativeness generally routed indifference and challenged thought; and the country forfeits the promise of an unusually energetic and perceptive administration in a department (Agriculture) that has not always in the past had the Ministerial service its importance warrants."
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CABINET WEAKENED, Ellesmere Guardian, Volume LII, Issue 100, 15 December 1931
CABINET WEAKENED Ellesmere Guardian, Volume LII, Issue 100, 15 December 1931
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