South Yorkshire Times, February 15, 1947
Not Seeking Re-Election
Whether or not there will be any contests only time will tell – certain observers, usually well informed, say they doubt whether there will be any flights – but at least we shall find one new councillor in the council chamber in April, for councillor Kelsall revealed to me on Tuesday that, owing to pressure of work, he would be unable to offer himself for the election.
One of the two remaining Independent members, Coun. Kelsall has represented the ward since March, 1939, when, by a comfortable majority over Mrs M. J. Wright, he regained the seat for the antisocialist at a by-election result through the death of Coun. J. Leatherland (Workers Candidate). It was Coun Kelsall’s first appearance as a municiple candidate, and though his duties as a member of the financial staff of Amalgamated Denaby Collieries Ltd and now of the National Coal Board have of necessity restricted his attendances in recent months, his contributions to debate, particularly on financial matters, have always been pertinent and valued.