North Eastern Daily Gazette - Tues 27th Nov 1894
|A well-attended public meeting representing all classes of ratepayers was held last evening in the Cleveland Hall, Brotton.-Mr. W. Stephens, general treasurer of the Cleveland Miners, was voted to the chair, and opened the proceedings by explaining that the obstacles being removed the course was now clear for working men being appointed to serve on the Boards of Guardians and District Councils, and the abolition of plural voting gave to everyone an equal chance of saying who should be their representatives, since no person could give more than one vote to each candidate. He referred to the duties and the new powers of the local board, and pointed out that the could put the Allotment Act to some practical use. Nominations and candidates to run for the seats on the two Boards were as follows:- For the Guardians: Mr J. Toyn, agent to the Cleveland miners, and Mr T. James, grocer &c. For the District Council: Mr W. Stephens, miners' deputy; Mr Hv. Dales, miner; and Mr M. Grange, miner. Mr W.D. Dixon, mining engineer; and Mr G. Taylor, agent for Messrs Morrison's mines, were also approved of being suitable candidates for office. The working men intend to bring out four candidates, but at only three were forthcoming at the meeting it is understood the other will be found in due course.-The Chairman being thanked for presiding the meeting terminated.