§ 98. Mr. BOLAND
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that there was a vacancy recently on the Town Council and Poor Law guardians at Cambridge, for which there were several candidates nominated, including an independent candidate; and 1373 can he state on what grounds no election was held, although the independent candidate had not withdrawn, and why the vacancy was filled by co-option?
§ Mr. LONG
I am not aware of the circumstances referred to, but I may remind the hon. Member that under the Elections and Registration Act, 1915, any casual vacancy on a borough council or board of guardians is required to be filled by co-option.