Parish Council Elections

March 1907

Mexborough and Swinton Times March 2nd 1907

Parish Council Elections

There should be a most businesslike Parish Council looking after the affairs of Conisborough during the next three years, if the electors only make choice of the best men out of the host of intending candidates.

In addition to the 13 candidates which it is reported the ratepayers Association are about to nominate, it is understood that the working men’s club are running one or two, and that there is a large contingent to be nominated to represent the new Conisborough portion of the parish. One or two of the trade societies are also, it is stated, intruding to put candidates forward, and there is sure to be one or two others who have no organised support behind them. There will be at least two dozen candidates for the 13 seats, and the meeting on Monday night next, in the Station Road school, is sure to be of a very interesting nature.

I am informed that the retiring chairman, Mr J. Brocklesby, will not be a candidate for parish council honours, though Mr Brocklesby and Mr John Lowe will offer themselves for election as Rural District Councillors.

In response to a letter conveying the thanks of the Ratepayers Association to him for his faithfully discharge services as county councillor for the division, Mr C. D. Nicholson, C. C., Has written to Mr Padgin (hon. Sec. of the ratepayers Association) thanking the Association for its vote, and promising to look after the interests of Conisborough to the best of his ability, on the County Council.

Mr Nicholson has once more being re-elected without opposition to serve for the next three years of the County Council, for the Tickhill division, of which Conisborough forms the most populous portion.