Cardiganshire County Council election, 1907

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The sixth elections for Cardiganshire County Council took place in March 1907. They were preceded by the 1904 election and followed by the 1910 election

Overview of the Result[edit]

As in previous elections, there was a Liberal majority, with 36 of the elected members being Liberals and 12 Conservatives.[1]

Unopposed Returns[edit]

There were a large number of unopposed returns.[2]

Gains and Losses[edit]

The Liberals gained two seats, one at Aberystwyth where Captain Thomas Doughton regained the seat in No.1 Ward which he had previously held between and the other at Llanllwchaiarn where sitting alderman Rev William Griffiths ousted the siting councillor Evan Lewis by four votes.[1] In turn, however, they lost three seats. At Llanrhystud the previous Conservative member regained the seat he lost three years before while two major landowners won significant victories. The Lord Lieutenant, Herbert Davies-Evans won at Llanddewi Brefi while J.C. Harford of Falcondale narrowly captured Llanwnen.[1]

Contested Elections[edit]

contested elections were mostly won by Liberals.[3]

Retiring Aldermen[edit]

Eight aldermen retired, all of whom were Liberals apart from Sir Marteine Lloyd. Peter Jones, J.M. Howell, Walter T. Davies and the Rev T. Mason Jones stood in the election but were not re-elected aldermen. Sir Marteine Lloyd, Evan Richards and Rev John Williams were re-elected without facing the electorate. John Powell stood down.

The New Council[edit]

Cardiganshire County Council 1907 : elected members
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal
  Conservative
  Liberal Unionist
  Independent
Cardiganshire County Council 1907 : elected members and sitting aldermen
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal
  Conservative
  Liberal Unionist
  Independent
Cardiganshire County Council 1907 : following election of new aldermen and by-elections
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal
  Conservative
  Liberal Unionist
  Independent

Results[edit]

Aberaeron[edit]

Aberaeron 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Davies Davies 160
Liberal Francis Evans* 105
Majority 55
Liberal hold Swing

Aberbanc[edit]

Aberbanc 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Evan Davies* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Aberporth[edit]

Aberporth 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Watkins* 85
Liberal Joshua Hughes 80
Majority 5
Liberal hold Swing

Aberystwyth Division 1[edit]

Aberystwyth Division 1 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Doughton 173
Unionist R.J. Jones* 142
Majority 31
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing

Aberystwyth Division 2[edit]

Aberystwyth Division 2 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal D.C. Roberts* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Aberystwyth Division 3[edit]

Aberystwyth Division 3 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Ellis* 215
Conservative J.T, Davies 164
Majority 51
Liberal hold Swing

Aberystwyth Division 4[edit]

Fossett Roberts retained the seat he won at a by-election in 1905, in a contest dominated by accusations about nonconformist ministers' involvement.[3]

Aberystwyth Division 4 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Fossett Roberts* 267
Liberal Edwin Morris 192
Majority 75
Conservative hold Swing

Aeron[edit]

Aeron 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Morgan Howell* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Borth[edit]

Borth 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard James* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Bow Street[edit]

Bow Street 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal A.P. Howell unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Cardigan North[edit]

Cardigan North 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal O. Beynon Evans* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Cardigan South[edit]

Cardigan South 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Dr James William Stephens* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Cilcennin[edit]

Cilcennin 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Major Price Lewes 166
Liberal John Edwards 76
Liberal hold Swing

Cwmrheidol[edit]

Cwmrheidol 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Evans* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Devil's Bridge[edit]

Devil's Bridge 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev T. Mason Jones** unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Felinfach[edit]

Llanfihangel Ystrad 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Walter Thomas Davies** 135
Liberal hold Swing

Goginan[edit]

Goginan 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Parry* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Lampeter Borough[edit]

Lampeter Borough 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rev Llewellyn John Bebb unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llanarth[edit]

Llanarth 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Morgan Evans* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llanbadarn Fawr[edit]

Llanbadarn Fawr 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J.J. Bonsall* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llanddewi Brefi[edit]

Llanddewi Brefi 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R.S. Rowland* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llandygwydd[edit]

Llandygwydd 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Edward Webley-Parry-Pryse unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llandysul North[edit]

Llandysul North 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jenkin Jones* 119
Liberal William Davies* 105
Liberal hold Swing

Llandysul South[edit]

Llandysul South 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev T.A.. Thomas 203
Conservative Charles Lloyd 191
Liberal hold Swing

Llansysiliogogo[edit]

Llansysiliogogo 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Parry* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llanfair Clydogau[edit]

Llanfair Clydogau 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Colonel H. Davies-Evans 165
Liberal D. Saunders Davies* 113
Majority 52
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Llanfarian[edit]

Llanfarian 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E.A.L. Powell* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llanfihangel y Creuddyn[edit]

Llanfihangel y Creuddyn 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Evans unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llangoedmor[edit]

Llangoedmor 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Stephens 145
Independent B.T. Davies 78
Majority 67
Liberal hold Swing

Llangeitho[edit]

Llangeitho 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Humphreys Davies unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llangrannog[edit]

Llangrannog 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Evans* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llanilar[edit]

Llanilar 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Benjamin Jones* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llanrhystyd[edit]

The result reversed the outcome four years previously.

Llanrhystyd 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. Morgan James 155
Liberal E.J. Evans* 115
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Llanllwchaiarn[edit]

Llanllwchaiarn 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev William Griffiths** 83
Conservative Evan Lewis* 79
Majority 4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Llansantffraed[edit]

Llansantffraed 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev William Richards unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llanwnen[edit]

Llanwnen 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J.C. Harford** 90
Liberal David Evans* 88
Liberal hold Swing

Llanwenog[edit]

Llanwenog 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal D. Martin Jones* 178
Liberal Herbert Davies-Evans jnr. 147
Liberal hold Swing

Lledrod[edit]

Lledrod 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Daniel L. Jones* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Nantcwnlle[edit]

Nantcwnlle 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal W. Jenkin Lloyd 140
Conservative Evan Rees Lloyd 69
Independent Evan Davies 15
Majority 71
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

New Quay[edit]

New Quay 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Evan James Davies* 139
Liberal Capt. Jenkin Thomas 127
Independent Evan Lewis 8
Majority 12
Liberal hold Swing

Penbryn[edit]

Penbryn 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Griffith Davies unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Strata Florida[edit]

Strata Florida 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev R. Gwmryn Jones unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Taliesin[edit]

Taliesin 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Dr John James* 130
Conservative Dr D.O. Williams 65
Majority 65
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing

Talybont[edit]

Talybont 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Evans unopposed
Liberal J. Bunce Morgan unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Trefeurig[edit]

Trefeurig 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Peter Jones* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Tregaron[edit]

Tregaron 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal D.J. Williams** unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Troedyraur[edit]

Troedyraur 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev Daniel Evans* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Ysbyty Ystwyth[edit]

Ysbyty Ystwyth 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Morgan* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Election of Aldermen[edit]

Five aldermen who had not faced the election were re-appointed, together with David Evans, who had lost by two votes at Llanwnen to J.C. Harford, another retiring alderman.[4] [n 1]

  • E J. Price, Conservative (retiring councillor at Llansantffraed - did not seek re-election)
  • Col. J.R. Howell, Conservative (retiring alderman, from outside Council - did not seek election)
  • Dr David Lloyd, Liberal (retiring alderman, from outside Council - did not seek election)
  • D. Evans, Liberal (defeated candidate at Llanwnen)
  • W.J. Lloyd, Liberal (elected councillor at Nantcwnlle)
  • James James, Liberal (retiring alderman, from outside Council - did not seek election)
  • C. M. Williams, Liberal (retiring alderman, from outside Council - did not seek election)
  • J.T. Morgan, Liberal (retiring alderman, from outside Council - did not seek election)

By-elections[edit]

Nantcwnlle by-election[edit]

Following the election of W. Jenkin Lloyd as alderman, a Liberal candidate retained the seat.[5]

Nantcwnlle by-election 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Hugh Herbert 138
Conservative Daniel Watkins 118
Majority 20
Liberal hold Swing

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ By this time, it appears that the practice of deciding upon the list of candidates for the aldermanic bench in advance of the election had become well-established.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cardiganshire County Council Elections (editorial)". Welsh Gazette. 7 March 1907. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Cardigan County Council Nominations". Welsh Gazette. 28 February 1907. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Cardiganshire County Council Elections". Cambrian News. 8 March 1907. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Cardiganshire County Council. First Meeting of the New Council". Cambrian News. 15 March 1907. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  5. ^ "County Council Election". Aberystwyth Observer. 18 April 1907. Retrieved 17 October 2014.