18 APRIL 1931, Page 3

East Woolwich The by-election at East Woolwich, caused by the

elevation of Mr. Harry Snell, M.P., to the peerage, was held on Wednesday. Labour retained the seat by a smaller majority than in 1929. The figures were :- Mr. G. HICKS (Labour) .. 16,200 Mr. E. S. Shrapriell-Smith (Conservative) 12,357 Majority 3,843 The new Member has long been secretary of the Operative Builders' Trade Union. * * * *