HC Deb 14 July 1843 vol 70 cc1190-1
Lord Ashley

reported from the select committee appointed to try the merits of the petitions, that the committee had determined, That the election of the right hon. Arthur Hill Trevor, Viscount Dungannon, as a citizen to serve in this present Parliament for the city of Durham, is a void election. To be entered in the Journals.

House further informed, That the committee had come to the following resolution. That the right hon. Arthur Hill Trevor, Viscount Dungannon, was under the Act 5 and 6 Vic. c. 102, s. 20, guilty of bribery, by payment by his agents, John Ward and George Wilkinson and others, of certain sums of money to a large number of voters after the last election, on account of such voters having voted at the said election in favour of the said Lord Dungannon; but, that, from the evidence, it does not appear, that Lord Dungannon was himself in way cognizant of these acts of bribery.

Report to lie on the Table.

The evidence taken before the committee to be laid before the House.