British Commonwealth of Nations: Borough Elections

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

Borough or municipal elections in Great Britain derive their principal importance from the fact that they are regarded as straw votes for a general election for the Parliament at Westminster.

Last week 330 Conservative, 184 Labor, 130 Liberal, 104 Independent seats were contested in areas affecting 18,000,000 people who provide $250,000,000 annually in local taxes.

Latest reports returned the Conservatives with 267 seats, Laborites with 277, Liberals with 109, Independents 95, showing a loss of 63 seats for the Conservatives, a gain of 93 for the Labor Party,...

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