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Portland Year Book 1905
URBAN COUNCIL ELECTIONS


The first Election of the Portland Urban District Council took place in December 1894 the Council remaining in office till March 1895 when the six members lowest on the poll retired from office. Six members retire in rotation every year. The ballot was used for the first time in a local election in December, 1894.

1894-1905

Out of an electorate of over 1,000 not one-half exercised the franchise There were 18 members elected as follows :

J. J. PATTEN 

318

Not Elected

 

J. LANO

314

 

 

R PEARCE 

313

E. C. Fisher

163

G H. SMITH

277

H. W. Attwooll

163

J. H. MAINS MD

266

W. T. Flew

159

B. COMBEN 

264

W. J. Miller

158

J. WORDEN

262

E. M. Marwood

158

E. JAMES PEARCE

250

J. T. Read

152

RICHARD WHITE

249

H Hibbs

150

E JOHN PEARCE

246

H. Dunkley

143

J. P. SCRIVEN

225

C. Talbot

140

ROBERT WHITE

209

G. Mitchell

136

W. EDWARDS

208

W. Jolliffe

105

J. M. BENNETT

205

R. Cox

97

J. PEARCE

187

W. A. H. Scriven

90

H, FLEW

183

R. Comben

87

W. PANGBOURNE 

183

J. R Pearce

74

R R HANCOCK 

170

 

 


  1896

RICHARD SCORE, Jun.

228

 Not Elected:-

 

ROBERT STONE

228 

E. A. Collins

154

H. W. ATTWOOLL

214 

C. Talbot 

154

E. C. FISHER 

214

H. A. Dunkley

113

J. M. BENNETT

200

W. Edwards

108

W COOMBE

185

R Cox 

89

Only two of the retiring Councillors, Messrs Bennett and Edwards sought re-election.

1897

H J SANSOM 

207

Not Elected.

 

J. WORDEN 

202

J. L. Webster 

141

RICHARD WHITE

189

J. P. Scriven

138

R. LANO 

171

G. Mitchell 

130

H ATTWOOLL 

156

W J. Miller 

126

A. HODDER 

146

W. T. Flew 

109

 

 

E. J. Pearce 

108

 

 

W. Edwards 

88

 

 

H. Attwooll 

84

 

 

H. Hibbs 

62

 

 

E. W. Cross 

60

Messrs. Scriven and Pearce, retiring Councillors were defeated. Only 400 electors voted out of over 1,400.

1898

J. J. PATTEN 

302

Not Elected

 

J. LANO

275

J. R. Otter

104

B. COMBEN

245

J. S Pearce

102

G. H. SMITH

232

   

R PATTEN

186

   

L. WEBSTER

156

   

Messrs. R. Patten and Webster tool; the places of Messrs R. Pierce and Dr. Mains, retired.

1899 - No Contest

 

 

 

 

H. W. ATTWOOLL 

 

J. R. OTTER

 

J. M. BENNETT

 

R. SCORE

 

E. C. FISHER

 

- DEANE

 

Mr. W. Coombe retired

1900

JOHN WORDEN

184

Not Elected -.

 

RICHARD WHITE .

151

Abel Attwooll 

106

ROBERT WHITE 

145

W. H. Symes 

85

H. J. SANSOM

141

A. Hodder

72

HENRY ATTWOOLL

122

H. Hinde

50

RICHARD LANO

114

 

 

1901

J. LANO

395

Not Elected:-

 

J. J. PATTEN 

388

W. Marshall

245

H. SANSOM

360

A. Score

225

G. H. SMITH

343

R. Patten

210

B. COMBEN

327

A. Attwooll

190

W. EDWARDS

321

J. Pearce

90

A. G. COOMBE 

247

 

 

1902

ELIJAH ALLEN 

554

Not Elected:-

 

A. G. COOMBE

518

S. Osmonde

354

J. M. BENNETT

437

W. Lillywhite

342

HENRY HIBBS

425

W. Marshall

332

H. W. ATTWOOLL

376

E. C. Fisher

316

SIMON PEARCE

368

Robert Patten

210 

 

 

Joseph Pearce

91

 

 

R W. Pearce

58

1903

HENRY ATTWOOLL .

579

Not Elected:-

 

RICHARD LANO

535

Sid Osmond

394

H. J. SANSOM 

529

Wm. Hopper 

325

ABEL ATTWOOLL 

523

Wm. Lillywhite

293

ROBERT WHITE 

519

Wm. Marshall

242

RICHARD WHITE

469

Robert Patten

206

 

 

John Brown 

161

1904

WILLIAM EDWARDS

626

 

 

JOSEPH SAMPSON

450

 

 

HENRY SANSOM.

429

Not Elected:-

 

JONATHAN LANO

426

John J. Patten

 339

BARTHOLOMEW COMBEN 

391

John Allen

 334

GEO. H. SMITH

378

 

 

1905

* ELIJAH ALLEN

709 

Not Elected:-

 

G. P. HAYES

665

S. G. Osmond 

287

* S. PEARCE

665

R. Comben

246

* J. M. BENNETT 

494

E. C. Fisher

195

JOHN ALLEN

459

 

 

* A. G. COOMBE

434

 

 

E. A. COLLINS

399

 

 

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