Brighton Town Council Bye-Election, 1935

A lucky find

I fortunately found this original handbill which happened to be folded up at the back of a recently acquired second-hand book, dating from about the same period.  I’d guess it had lain there – forgotten about – all this time.  I thought it might be of interest to My Brighton & Hove readers.

Questions to be answered?

Anyone wishing to add information to that given in the document is welcome to contribute.  Maybe some personal words from a relative of Mr. Hussey?  How did his work in the Labour Movement develop from here?  Was he the Thomas Hussey of 74, The Avenue, Moulsecoomb (Pike’s, 1939-’40)?  Is anyone able to give some valuable background to the circumstances of the 1935 Council Bye-Election?  I haven’t yet found the results for St. Peter’s Ward in that year!  … And can anyone speak about Councillor Knowling?

Political handout - click and click again on image to open a large version in a new window
From the private collection of Sam Flowers

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