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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. W. Hall-Jones, — Timaru

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Mr. W. Hall-Jones,


Mr. W. Hall-Jones,

Mr. W. Hall-Jones,

William Hall-Jones was born at Folkestone, England, in 1853, and is thus 42 Years of age. Mr. Hall-Jones has carried on business for a number of years at Timaru as a builder. After several years' experience upon the Timaru Borough Council and the Levels Road Board, he was first returned to the House in 1890, at a bye-election caused by the death of Mr. R. Turnbull. At the General Election in 1890, Mr. Hall-Jones had no difficulty in retaining the seat, and acted with Mr. Perceval (prior to his acceptance of the Agent-Generalship) as Whip to the Ballance Ministry, a position he subsequently held in conjunction with Mr. W. C. Smith. Mr. Hall-Jones resigned the position of Whip about the time of Mr. Ballance's decease.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Hall-Jones, W. 1914 Returned.
Kerr, E. G. 1507 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 3421; number on roll, 4212. Women on roll 1804, of whom 1612 voted.