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Chosen as one of the two representatives of Depts 431 - 442 on the Managment Advisory Committee at the last general election, Joan West of Dept 442, came to Bata in July 1940.

Joan started work in the rubber factory, but when that closed down at the beginning of the war, she was transferred to the leather factory and for the last five years has been heel and edge scouring in Dept 442. On election Joan had a majority of 16 votes over her nearest opponent.

JOAN WEST - 1948