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By-Election Win For Tories

16 Nov 1966
Bankhouse Ward, Padiham

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By-Election Win For Tories
By-Election Win For Tories () By-Election Win For Tories ()

Mrs. Sheila Maw

Making her second bid for a seat on Padiham Urban District Council, doctor's wife, Mrs. Sheila Maw, held Bankhouse Ward for the Tories with a majority of 159 votes in a three-cornered fight in the by-election on Wednesday. For Mrs. Maw who polled 366 votes the win was a reversal of the result last May when she was at the bottom of a three-cornered fight in Partridge Hill Ward.
Second in the poll was the liberal candidate Mr. John R. Lovell, a technical assistant at Mullard Limited Simonstone who polled 270 votes. Mr. Lovell, Chairman of Padiham Liberal Association, was also making is 2nd bid for a seat on the Council. Last May he came close to defeating the Council Chairman, Councillor Mrs. Nancy Fletcher, in Partridge Hill Ward. After a recount Councillor Mrs. Fletcher retained the seat by 9 votes.
The labour candidate in the by-election, 21 year old student nurse Mr. John Russell Thorpe, came at the bottom of the poll with 126 votes. Mr. Thorpe is Chairman of Padiham Young Socialists.
The article gives further background information about the election and previous years'

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