Monday was nomination Day for the by elections occasioned at Workington by
the re-election of Messrs. G. A. L. SKERRY and J. M. CUSACK as aldermen.
In St. John’s ward there will be a contest, for Mr. Ambrose PALMER, J. P.,
master painter and secretary of the Chamber of Trade and Commerce, and Mr.
George ARMSTRONG (Labour) a retired schoolmaster, have both been nominated.
Mr. ARMSTRONG, it may be remembered has twice been an aspirant for municipal
honors in this ward. He is a member of the Cockermouth Board of Guardians.
The other vacant seat, in St. Michael’s ward, is claimed for Labour by Mr.
John MURRAY, returned unopposed. Mr. MURRAY is a railway clerk, and sat on
the Town Council for a year or two ago. He sought re-election in November,
and was defeated by Mr. J. MONKHOUSE.