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THAMES BYE-ELECTION.

THEI SBOOND- BAUDOT.

M!R E. H!. TA.YLOH EI/ECTED 1.

The second ballot oni the toye-elaS-tion for the Thames seat took place (yesterday, and resulted! in the return of Mr EL H. Taylor, Government, supporter, whose opponent in the sec • ondi appeal to the elector's was Mr W B. Lucas, the {3overnin.ant candidate. As we stated in a previous issue the first ballot was, so far as we were concerned, fought out on party lines —>Goverrim,enit v. Opposition, —and the: Government came through the contest with flying colours, in that two Government candidates weireledtto fight out the finish, while the Opposition was routed. -The election has bean fought .■out on fair a-nd manly lines, there has been ,a fair field and no favour, and" we congratulate the winner amd his supporters on their victory and the loser and his supporters on the valiant fight they' put up. The returns are not yer complete—there are eight small re suits to come—tat the result cannot be altered,, and Me EL K. Taylor, M!.P., will represent the Thainjilf ir; Pairliiament assembled. That lie -will make a conscientious, hard-working, and energetic member we are conconfident, and wa sincerely hope an.fl ■trust that in the days to come he will hold Thames end up worthily and well. Mr Taylor nnust know; full well that the district is likely to languish' unless we get substantial • Government assistance to both miinirag anri industrial pursuits, on which the future prospei'ity of Thames so miurfi depends,- and we eaiiwestly hope that in these details he will be particularly well posted; before Parliament assembles. An energeElc member oa.n do a great deal, and at the present "juncture we urgently require all theassistance and timely htlp we can secure. We confidently hope that Mr Taylor will do his duty in this respect, and in performing this mission he will, we are more than confident.

receive universal support. We congratulate turn on his success, and we ' also congnatuliaite Mr 'Lucas on the f .mainly fip-h't he put. up, and he will w* are suire (be content with the verdicf, and iwill'in any measure assist our [ rnemben" in any movement' craloulaited |to fuirther the best interests of the i Tfoaiihies eleotoiial district.

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THAMES BYE-ELECTION., Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10633, 5 February 1909

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THAMES BYE-ELECTION. Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10633, 5 February 1909

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