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LABOUR CANDIDATE RETURNED. 15? Tclegrapli.— Press Association.— Copyright, LONDON, sth May. A by-election for the Attercliffe Division of Sheffield, rendered vacant by the vesignation of Mr. Batty Langley (Liberal) on account of ill-health, resulted as follows :—: — Sir. Pointer, Labour ... ... 2531 Mr. King Farlow, Unionist ... 3380 Mr. Lambert, Liberal 3175 Mr. Muir Wilson, Unionist ... 2803 Mr. Farlow was the candidate officially recognised by the Unionists, Mr. Wilson standing as an Independent Unionist because he objected to the selection of an outsider. The Labour party attributes Mr. Pointer's victory to several circumstances. Besides the split in the Tory camp, there was a serious condition of unemployment at Attercliffe, and Mr. Pointer has been a consistent Labourite and an advocate of the Right to Work Bill. Liberals are deeply disappointed at the result. "AN ABSURDITY.'^ ■A CASE FOR THE PREFERENTIAL VOTE. (Received May 6, 8.15 a.m.) LONDON, sth May. The Daily Chronicle describes the result of tho Attercliffe election as an absurdity. Mr, Pointer, it says, was chosen by little more than a fourth of the voters. At the general election in 1906 there was a straighi^out contest between the Conservative candidate and his Liberal opponent, who was elected by 6523 votes to 5736— a majority of 787. TARIFF REFORM VICTORY. A CLEAR-CUT ISSUE. (Received May 6, 11.13 a.m.) LONDON, sth May. The election for Stratford-on-Avon resulted as follows :—: — P. S. Foster (Tariff Reformer)... 5374 — Martin (Radical) 2747 Kincaid Smith 479 Captain Kincaid Smith resigned, and sought re-election over the policy of compulsory military training, but the electoral issue was tariff reform and the Navy. • Mr. Martin, Che Radical candidate, is an ex-Canadian. Captain Smith won the seat at the general election with 4321 votes, against 4173 cast for Mr. P. Staveley Foster, who has on this occasion completely turned the tables on his former opponent.

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BRITISH BY-ELECTIONS. Evening Post, Volume LXXVII, Issue 106, 6 May 1909

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