Foreign News: Longbottom's Seat

The Parliamentary seat vacated when Liberal Rt. Hon. John Henry Whitley retired as Speaker of the House of Commons (TIME, July 2) was sensationally and significantly captured, last week, by Alderman Longbottom of Halifax, England, a Laborite.

Beloved Speaker Whitley had been returned to Parliament from Halifax for 28 consecutive years, in 1918 received 22,136 votes to his Laborite opponent's 4,036 and was elected unopposed in 1924. But obscure Alderman Longbottom polled 17)536 victorious Labor votes.


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