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1st Pudsey Local Government Election 1872

Local Government Board Election
 The Local Government Act 1858 was adopted for the Township of Pudsey on the 2nd day of December, 1871. It was resolved at a meeting held on the 24th of April, 1872, that the board should consist of 15 members; and the voting papers containing the names of 105 ratepayers, who had been proposed as fit and proper persons for members of the Board (24 of these refused to stand) were distributed on the 27th of May and collected on the 31st. The following is the result of the voting, the first 15 being elected:

Candidate
Abode
Occupation
Party
Votes
Candidate
Abode
Occupation
Party
Votes
William Huggan Lowtown Manufacturer Liberal 1405
Robert Dalby Tyersal Gentleman Liberal 1260
Thomas Goodall Littlemoor Tanner Liberal 1238
John Blackburn Greenside Manufacturer Liberal 1203
J. Whitfield Littlemoor Farmer Liberal 1165
Phineas Craven Radcliffe Lane Manufacturer Liberal 1156
Fred Cooper Fulneck Manufacturer Liberal 1134
Robert Salter Richardshaw Lane Shoe manufacturer Liberal 1131
John Whitehead Lowtown Cloth Merchant Liberal 1105
William Dibb Scales Radcliffe Lane Shoe manufacturer Liberal 1102
John Procter Back Lane Manufacturer Liberal 1076
Benjamin Elsworth Waterloo Manager Liberal 994
Thomas Wright Tyersal Farmer Liberal 983
Benjamin Crowther     Conservative 976
George Andrew Jones Fartown Manufacturer Liberal 923
John Driver       918
William Popplewell Lowtown Grocer Liberal 906
Samuel A. Merritt       858
Robert Spencer       774
Samuel Armitage       707
Emanuel Boocock       686
Isaac Edmondson       678
Thomas Latimer       668
J. E. Barraclough       632
William H. Vickers       615
Samuel Wade . . . 613
Joshua Gaunt       580
J. C. Farrer       573
Joseph Jowett       530
Stephen Johnson       487
Isaac Gaunt       279
William Merritt       275
Daniel Womersley       263
John T. Beer       258
William Cromack       245
Oliver Appleyard       172
William Farrer       150
Joshua Lumby       144
James Newell . . . 139
John Watmough       133
Joseph Webster       117
Joseph Verity       126
George Spencer       113
T. Pickard       107
Samuel Hinchcliffe       102
William Harris       98
Samuel Wilcock       97
Joseph Wilson       96
Samuel Wood       83
Francis Mattock       71
George Dibb       67
Alfred Crabtree       62
Charles Turner       51
J. Pickard . . . 40
F. Waterhouse       37
John Firth       35
W. Clarkson       31
John Pollard       31
E. A. Knipe       28
W. Wood       27
T. Turner       27
W. Fenton       22
J. Hargreaves       23
J. Verity       22
R. Miller       19
J. Marsden       18
Luke Smith       19
A. Rhodes       16
H. Lea       13
W. Connell       5
John H. Waterhouse . . . 3