HC Deb 02 April 1827 vol 17 c199
Mr. Curteis

presented five petitions from different parts of the county of Sussex, praying that a bill might be brought in to fix the holding of elections for knights of the shire for Sussex at Lewes. The hon. member then moved, pursuant to notice, for leave to bring in a bill to alter the place of holding county elections to Lewes, which, he observed, would be a great convenience to several parts of the county.

Mr. D. Gilbert

seconded the motion.

Lord G. Lennox

said, that whenever the bill was brought forward, he would give it his decided opposition, as a measure most injurious to the town of Chichester, and the western parts of Sussex.

Sir C. Burrell

said, he would not oppose the motion for leave to bring in the bill, but he would by no means pledge himself to a concurrence in it when brought in.

Lave given to bring in the bill.