Cardiganshire County Council election, 1913

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The ninth elections for Cardiganshire County Council took place in March 1913.[1] They were preceded by the 1910 election and followed by the 1919 election as no election took place in 1916 due to the First World War.

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 Conservartve, 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 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal E. Lima Jones** unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Aberbanc[edit]

Aberbanc 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Jeremy* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Aberporth[edit]

Aberporth 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B.T. Davies 118
Liberal J. Williams 80
Majority 38
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Aberystwyth Division 1[edit]

Aberystwyth Division 1 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Doughton unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Aberystwyth Division 2[edit]

Aberystwyth Division 2 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal D.C. Roberts* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Aberystwyth Division 3[edit]

Aberystwyth Division 3 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Ellis* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Aberystwyth Division 4[edit]

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

Aeron[edit]

Aeron 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Morgan Howell* 159
Conservative Thomas Jenkins 144
Majority 15
Liberal hold Swing

Borth[edit]

Borth 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Morris* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Bow Street[edit]

Bow Street 1913
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 1913
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 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal J. Pugh Lewis* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Lampeter Borough[edit]

Lampeter Borough 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J.C. Harford* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llanarth[edit]

Llanarth 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal J.C. Jones unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llanbadarn Fawr[edit]

Llanbadarn Fawr 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J.J. Bonsall* unopposed
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]

Llandysul North 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Josiah R. Jones unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Llandysul South[edit]

Llandysul South 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Thomas Davies* 217
Liberal hold Swing

Llansysiliogogo[edit]

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

Llanfair Clydogau[edit]

Llanfair Clydogau 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joseph Evans 149
Liberal John Watkin Davies* 133
Majority 16
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Llanfarian[edit]

Llanfarian 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E.A.L. Powell* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llanfihangel y Creuddyn[edit]

Llanfihangel y Creuddyn 1913
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 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal C. Evans 100
Liberal T. Jones 63
Majority 37
Liberal hold Swing

Llanilar[edit]

Llanilar 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal E.J. Evans* 140
Liberal Isaac Jones 103
Majority 37
Liberal hold Swing

Llanrhystyd[edit]

Llanrhystyd 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Davies 148
Conservative D. Morgan James* 120
Majority 28
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Llanllwchaiarn[edit]

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

Llansantffraed[edit]

Llansantffraed 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Evan Morris Jones 119
Conservative Evan Morgan 115
Majority 4
Liberal hold Swing

Llanwnen[edit]

Llanwnen 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Evans** 98
Liberal John Jones 92
Majority 6
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Llanwenog[edit]

Llanwenog 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Herbert Davies-Evans jnr.* unopposed
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Lledrod[edit]

Lledrod 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rev T.R. Morgan* unopposed
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 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dr Morgan 152
Liberal David Jenkins 103
Majority 49
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Taliesin[edit]

Taliesin 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Dr John James* unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Talybont[edit]

Talybont 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Rees unopposed
Liberal hold Swing

Trefeurig[edit]

Trefeurig 1913
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 1913
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal T. Morgan* unopposed
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)

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.[5]

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.[5]

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 Elections. Results of the Contests". Carmarthen Journal. 7 March 1913. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. ^ "County Council Nominations". Carmarthen Journal. 7 March 1913. Retrieved 17 October 2014.. Details of nominations are incomplete in this source.
  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. ^ a b "Bye-Election". Cambrian News. 8 April 1910. Retrieved 17 October 2014.