South Yorkshire Times, May 23rd, 1970
Conisbro’ Council Chairman
A councillor who retained his seat at the recent local elections by 18 votes has been elected chairman of Conisbrough Urban Council.
Coun. John Stewart (63), of Elm Green Lane, Conisbrough, successfully defended his seat in the East Ward for Labour against Mr. T. Andrews of the Citizens’ Party by the smallest majority of the elections.
He will be serving his second term as Chairman of the Councillor.
Coun. Stewart, a former Cadeby miner and staunch trade unionist, has done a tremendous amount of work for old folk as chairman of the Old People’s Welfare Committee, and for children as chairman of the Road Safety Committee.
He was vice-chairman of the Council in 1969-70 under Coun. J. Taylor, and apart from his local government work he is a member of Northcliffe school governors and the primary managers.