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Mayor 'right to give up municipal office'

[The Luton News editorial comment: Thursday, September 4th, 1919]

The Mayor of Luton attended the meeting of the Board of Guardians on Monday [September 1st], for the first time since the unfortunate happenings of July, took his place as chairman and made a statement as to his personal position. From this it appears that that he is still no better, that he is in fact so unwell that he does not feel the slightest interest in public matters at present, and that “he does not expect that he will be able to take part in public matters for a few years”.

Henry Impey's crowning blunder

[The Luton Reporter: Tuesday, September 9th, 1919]

So the climax has come! The Mayor has reconciled himself to the inevitable, and decided to end his public career in local life. We are genuinely sorry for the break up in health which has determined this decision on his part, yet we cannot but commend the wisdom he has, at the last, displayed in the interests not only on his personal health, but also of the town's welfare.

Absentee Mayor chairs council meeting

[The Luton News: Thursday, September 4th, 1919]

The Mayor of Luton (Councillor H. Impey), who has been absent from the town for the greater part of the time since the night of the riots on July 19th, was present at Tuesday's meeting of the Town Council. In explaining his absence from the meetings held in the intervening time, he also stated that he proposed to continue to hold the office of Mayor till his successor is appointed in the normal course in November, and then for health reasons to vacate all his public appointments.

Ratepayers want council to resign en bloc

Ratepayers headline TT 2-9-1919

[Beds & Herts Tuesday Telegraph: September 2nd, 1919]

Last night's meeting of ratepayers at the Plait Hall to discuss “the past policy of the Town Council” attracted a gathering which comfortably filled the hall and which in round figures was put at a thousand people. These included a fair number of ladies.

Plea on behalf of Luton malaria sufferers

[Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph: August 30th, 1919]

One of the legacies of the war so far as Luton is concerned will be a very large number of people who are victims of malaria, according to Alderman J. H. Staddon at last night's meeting of the War Pensions Committee, of which he is Chairman. In this connection he made a special appeal to employers of men who suffer from malaria.

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