Cardiganshire County Council election, 1910

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The sixth elections for Cardiganshire County Council took place in March 1910.[1] They were preceded by the 1907 election and followed by the 1913 election

Overview of the result[edit]

As in previous elections, there was a Liberal majority.[1]

Candidates[edit]

As in previous elections, there were a large number of unopposed returns. In all 31 members were returned without a contest.[2]

Gains and losses[edit]

Very few seats changed hands.

Contested elections[edit]

It was stated that the bitterest fights were between candidates of the same political persuasion.[3]

Retiring aldermen[edit]

Eight aldermen retired. These included one Conservative, Sir Marteine Lloyd, and seven Liberals. Edward Evans, Lima Jones and Dr Jenkin Lewis sought re-election but were not subsequently re-appointed aldermen. Vaughan Davies MP, Evan Richards and Rev John Williams did not seek re-election but were re-appointed. Sir Marteine Lloyd and Thomas Morris retired from county politics

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 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal E. Lima Jones** 203
Conservative Henry Davies 69
Majority 134
Liberal hold Swing

Aberbanc[edit]

Aberbanc 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Jeremy* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Aberporth[edit]

Joshua Hughes was elected unopposed having previously represented the ward in the 1890s.

Aberporth 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joshua Hughes unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Aberystwyth Division 1[edit]

Aberystwyth Division 1 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Doughton 191
Conservative J.T. Davies 125
Majority 66
Liberal hold Swing

Aberystwyth Division 2[edit]

Aberystwyth Division 2 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal D.C. Roberts* 189
Conservative C.P. Lloyd 129
Majority 60
Liberal hold Swing

Aberystwyth Division 3[edit]

Aberystwyth Division 3 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Ellis* 230
Conservative Randolph Fear 156
Majority 74
Liberal hold Swing

Aberystwyth Division 4[edit]

Aberystwyth Division 4 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Fossett Roberts* 318
Liberal B. Taylor Lloyd 196
Majority 122
Conservative hold Swing

Aeron[edit]

Aeron 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Morgan Howell* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Borth[edit]

Borth 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Morris* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Bow Street[edit]

Bow Street 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Edward Pryse* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Cardigan North[edit]

Cardigan North 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal O. Beynon Evans* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Cardigan South[edit]

Cardigan South 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Dr J.W. Stephens* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Cilcennin[edit]

Cilcennin 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Jones unopposed
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Cwmrheidol[edit]

Cwmrheidol 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Jones unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Devil's Bridge[edit]

Devil's Bridge 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev T. Mason Jones* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Felinfach[edit]

Llanfihangel Ystrad 1901
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Walter Thomas Davies** 135
Liberal John Jones 98
Unionist D. Jones 75
Majority 23
Liberal hold Swing

Goginan[edit]

Goginan 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal J. Pugh Lewis unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Lampeter Borough[edit]

Lampeter Borough 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rev Ll.J. Bebb* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llanarth[edit]

Llanarth 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Morgan Evans* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llanbadarn Fawr[edit]

Llanbadarn Fawr 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J.J. Bonsall* 162
Liberal Edwin Lewis 100
Majority 62
Conservative hold Swing

Llanddewi Brefi[edit]

Llanddewi Brefi 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R.S. Rowland* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llandygwydd[edit]

Llandygwydd 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Evan Williams unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llandysul North[edit]

Jenkin Jones appears to have stood as a Liberal in 1907.

Llandysul North 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal J.R. Jones 151
Conservative Jenkin Jones* 78
Majority 78
Liberal hold Swing

Llandysul South[edit]

Llandysul South 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev T.A.. Thomas 217
Conservative Charles Lloyd 178
Majority 39
Liberal hold Swing

Llansysiliogogo[edit]

Llansysiliogogo 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jenkin Davies unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llanfair Clydogau[edit]

Llanfair Clydogau 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal J.W. Davies 140
Conservative Joseph Evans 140
Majority won on casting vote
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Llanfarian[edit]

Llanfarian 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E.A.L. Powell* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llanfihangel y Creuddyn[edit]

Llanfihangel y Creuddyn 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Evans unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llangoedmor[edit]

Llangoedmor 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Stephens* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llangeitho[edit]

Llangeitho 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal J.H. Davies* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llangrannog[edit]

Llangrannog 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal T. Jones 83
Liberal Samuel Jones 67
Majority 16
Liberal hold Swing

Llanilar[edit]

Llanilar 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal R.J.R. Loxdale* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llanrhystyd[edit]

Llanrhystyd 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. Morgan James* 137
Liberal E.J. Evans 125
Majority 12
Conservative hold Swing

Llanllwchaiarn[edit]

Llanllwchaiarn 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev William Griffiths* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llansantffraed[edit]

Retiring alderman Dr Jenkyn Lewis who had previously sat for Cilcennin won the seat. Liberal hold?

Llansantffraed 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Dr Jenkyn Lewis* 156
Conservative J.L. Rowlands 73
Majority 83
Liberal hold Swing

Llanwnen[edit]

Llanwnen 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J.C. Harford* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llanwenog[edit]

Llanwenog 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Herbert Davies-Evans jnr. 163
Liberal D. Martin Jones* 159
Majority 4
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Lledrod[edit]

Lledrod 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Daniel L. Jones* 154
Liberal Rev John Owen 98
Majority 56
Liberal hold Swing

Nantcwnlle[edit]

Nantcwnlle 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Lodwig Jones unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

New Quay[edit]

New Quay 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Evan James Davies* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Penbryn[edit]

Penbryn 1904
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Griffith Davies* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Strata Florida[edit]

Strata Florida 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Evans* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Taliesin[edit]

Taliesin 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Dr John James* 152
Conservative Dr D.O. Williams 50
Majority 102
Liberal hold Swing

Talybont[edit]

Talybont 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Evans* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Trefeurig[edit]

Trefeurig 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Peter Jones* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Tregaron[edit]

Tregaron 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal D. J. Williams* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Troedyraur[edit]

Troedyraur 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev Daniel Evans* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Ysbyty Ystwyth[edit]

Ysbyty Ystwyth 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal T. Morgan* 90
Conservative J.G. Morris Davies 59
Majority 31
Liberal hold Swing

Election of Aldermen[edit]

Eight aldermen were elected, including only one Conservative.[4]

  • M. L. Vaughan Davies, Liberal (retiring alderman, from outside Council - did not seek election)
  • Evan Richards, Liberal (retiring alderman, from outside Council - did not seek election)
  • R.J.R. Loxdale, Liberal (elected councillor at Llanilar)
  • Major Price Lewes, Conservative (from outside the Council, retiring councillor at Cilcennin)
  • Rev John Williams (retiring alderman, from outside Council - did not seek election)
  • E.J. Davies, Liberal (elected councillor at New Quay)
  • Rev Daniel Evans, Liberal (elected councillor at Troedyraur)
  • D. Lewis Jones, Liberal (elected councillor at Lledrod)

Aldermanic Vacancies 1910-1919[edit]

The aldermen elected in 1910 served for nine years as there was no election in 1916 due to the First World War.

Alderman Morgan Evans died in 1915.[5] Therefore, the following appointment was made

Alderman Evan Richards died in 1918.[6] Therefore, the following appointment was made

  • Rev John Owen, Liberal (elected councillor for Lledrod)

By-elections[edit]

Llanilar by-election[edit]

E.J. Evans, Cwncybarcud, who previously represented Llanrhystud from 1901 until 1904 was returned unopposed following the appointment of R.J.R. Loxdale as alderman.[7]

Llanilar by-election 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal E.J. Evans unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Lledrod by-election[edit]

A Liberal candidate was returned unopposed for Lledrod following the appointment of Daniel L. Jones as alderman.[7]

Lledrod by-election 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev T.R. Morgan unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

New Quay by-election[edit]

Following the appointment of E.J. Davies as alderman no valid nomination was initially received.

New Quay by-election 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Evan James Davies* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Troedyraur by-election[edit]

Troedyraur by-election 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev Daniel Evans* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "County Council Election. Cardiganshire". Cambrian News. 11 March 1910. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Cardiganshire County Council Elections". Cambrian News. 4 March 1910. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  3. ^ "The County Council Elections (editorial)". Welsh Gazette. 10 March 1910. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Cardigan County Council. Annual Meeting at Lampeter. Lead Mining Revival". Aberystwyth Observer. 24 March 1910. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Notes from Aberayron. Mr Morgan Evans, Oakford". Cambrian News. 15 January 1915. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Death of Alderman Evan Richards. Funeral at Capel Seion". Cambrian News. 21 June 1918. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Bye-Election". Cambrian News. 8 April 1910. Retrieved 17 October 2014.