HC Deb 30 April 1833 vol 17 cc757-8
Sir Francis Burdett

said, that in consequence of the painful situation in which his right hon. colleague found himself placed, he had felt it due, as well to his constituents as to himself, to resign his seat for the city of Westminster. His right hon. colleague having accepted office under the present Administration, chiefly with a view and the hope, that he could more efficiently promote the interests of his constituents and the country, found himself placed on the present occasion in such a situation, by the discussion that was fixed for this evening, that he could not, consistent with his official duty and character as a Minister of the Crown, discharge his duty to his constituents; and he felt himself therefore under the painful necessity of resigning his seat. Under these circumstances, he had been requested to move, which he now begged leave to do, for a new writ for the city of Westminster, in the room of the right hon. Sir John Cam Hobhouse, who had accepted the Chiltern Hundreds.


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