12 MARCH 1904, Page 3

The London County Council Elections were held on Satur- day

last, and resulted in the maintenance, practically intact, of the Progressive majority. There were 233 candidates for the 118 seats, and the electorate numbered 730,796, of whom about 40 per cent. registered their votes. The result was that whereas the outgoing Council consisted of 84 Progressives, 31 Conservatives and Unionists, 2 Independent Progressives, and 1 Independent Conservative and Unionist, the new Council consists of 83 Progressives, 34 Conservative and Unionist members, and 1 Independent. As the majority of the candidates pledged themselves to a fair administration of the Education Act, there need be no fear as to the effects of the election on religious education in London.