Mexborough and Swinton Times March 12, 1937
County Council Elections
Labour Challenge Not Successful
Party Balance Unchanged
The Labour Party’s effort to gain a majority on the West Riding County Council at last Saturday’s election failed, and representations are much as they were.
The Labour Party needed five more seats to gain domination for the next three years. They had 42 seats to defend and were attacking in some 16 other division. The anti-labour members had only a majority of eight of the last council and several liberal nominees this time of the support of the Conservatives in their respective areas. The Labour Party secured over a dozen unopposed returns, but in all, each side gained and lost two seats, and with the additional old and the anti-Labour group have again a majority of eight. Things are exactly as they were.