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■■■■» ■ ' The nomination for a member of the Provincial Council, in the place of Mr H. P. Murray-Aynsley resigned, took place this morning, at the Resident Magistrate's Court. There were very few persons present to witness the proceedings, in consequence of there being no opposition. At noon, W. Donald, Esq., Returning Oflicer, read the writ, and called on the electors present to nominate a candidate. Mr H. Hawkins said ho had much pleasure in nominating Mr Henry Richard Webb. Although Mr Webb was only a new arrival, yet he had shown since he had been among them a great interest in their welfare. Apart from this, he had a large amount of interest in the town, and he felt convinced, if he were returned a member of the Provincial Council, he would look- after the interests of the towu. Mr J. S. Willcox, Mayor, briefly seconded the nomination. There being no other candidate proposed, the Returning Officer declared Mr Henry Richard Webb to be duly elected. Mr Webb returned thanks, and said it was the first time he had appealed in the political arena. He did not wish to cast any. reflections on what members had done, but he though t that, considering the representation of the town, something more ought to haTe been accomplished. The harbour required great improvement, and the breakwater ought to be carried on with more vigour, so that ships of large tonnage might be able to come alongside and discharge their cargoea. He was in favour of an extension of railways, so that the produce of the colony might be exported to good markets. He did not believe in Provincial institutions being swept away; and whilst iv the Council he would always look after and do his best for the interest and welfare of the town. (Cheers.) A vote of thanks to the Returning Oflicer concluded the proceedings.

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LYTTELTON ELECTION., Star, Issue 415, 13 September 1869

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LYTTELTON ELECTION. Star, Issue 415, 13 September 1869