Yorkshire Post April 22, 1937
Appeal to Labour at Conisborough
An appeal to the Labour Party to give fairer representation on the various committees was made at last night’s annual meeting of Conisborough Urban Council by Mr JTE Collins, who said that though the anti-socialist were in power on the West Riding County Council, they gave a fair representation to the Socialists.
“During my time on the County Council,” said Mr Collins, “the Liberals and Tories were sufficiently broadminded to allow me to be on three important committees, though I was looked upon as the Communist member of the Council – though I was not a member of the party but was a member of the minority movement.”
Mr Collins was nominated for the chairmanship, but received only 3 votes compared with the 7 cast for Mr RJ Troughton. Mr D Shelton was elected vice chairman.