17 SEPTEMBER 1921, Page 3

In the by-election. in West Lewisham on Tuesday, Sir Philip

Dawson, standing as the official Conservative and " Anti- Waste " candidate, headed the poll with 9,427 votes. Lieutenant- Commander Windham, who described himself simply as " Anti- Waste," came second with 8,580 votes. An Independent Liberal, Mr. Raffety, brought up the rear with 6,211 votes. The late Sir Edward. Coates, who represented Lewisham for many years as a Unionist, had no contest in the new western division of Lewisham at the. General Election. The " Anti- Waaters " as an independent faction are perhaps losing ground in London. The Independent Liberals, on the other hand, can make no headway.