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Ireland—Dublin City Writ

Volume 203: debated on Wednesday 10 August 1870

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New Writ Issued

Moved, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Ireland to make out a New Writ for the electing of a Citizen to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Dublin, in the room of Sir Arthur Edward Guinness, baronet, whose Election has been determined to be void.—( Mr. Noel.)

said, he was glad the House was about to do a tardy act of justice in granting the second Member—so long and so unjustly withheld—to the City of Dublin, a constituency which he himself had represented for many years. The circumstances connected with the present Motion showed that the House ought to receive with great caution the Reports both of Judges and Commissioners with regard to contested elections; for, although both Judge and Commissioners reported, with regard to this constituency, that corrupt practices had extensively prevailed among the freemen electors, the House, after long and careful consideration of the circumstances, in its wisdom determined that the constituency ought not to be disfranchised. He once more congratulated the House upon the issue, even thus tardily, of the Writ for the City of Dublin.

Motion agreed to.

New Writ for Dublin City,— in the room of Sir Arthur Edward Guinness, baronet, void Election.