HC Deb 10 June 1880 vol 252 cc1600-1

Mr. SPEAKER informed the House, that he had received from Mr. Baron Pollock and Mr. Justice Hawkins, two of the Judges selected, in pursuance of The Parliamentary Elections Act, 1868, for the Trial of Election Petitions, a Certificate and Report relating to the Election for the Borough of Cheltenham.

Judges' Lodgings,


9th June 1880.

We, Sir Charles Edward Pollock, knight, one of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer, and Sir Henry Hawkins, knight, one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice, two of the Judges for the time being for the trial of Election Petitions in England, do hereby, in pursuance of The Parliamentary Elections Act, 1868, and The Parliamentary Elections and Corrupt Practices Act, 1880, certify that upon the 2nd day of June instant (1880) and following days, we duly held a Court at Cheltenham, in the county of Gloucester, for the trial of, and did try, the Election Petition for the Borough of Cheltenham aforesaid, between George Dent Pakenham, Edward Haydock, and Thomas Karn, Petitioners; and Charles Conrad Adolphus du Bois de Ferrieres, commonly known as the Baron de Ferrieres, Respondent.

And in further pursuance of the said Acts, We certify that at the conclusion of the said trial, we determined that the said Charles Conrad Adolphus du Bois de Ferrieres, being the Member whose Election and Return were complained of in the said Petition, was duly elected and returned, and we do hereby certify in writing such our determination to you.

And whereas charges were made in the said Petition of corrupt practices having been committed at the said Election, we, in further pursuance of the said Acts, report as follows:—

That no corrupt practice was proved to have been committed by or with the consent or knowledge of either of the Candidates at the said Election.

And we further report, in pursuance of the said Acts, that upon the trial of the said Peti- tion, there was not evidence before us that any corrupt practices prevailed at the said Election.



To the Right Honourable

The Speaker of the House of Commons.

And the said Certificate and Report were ordered to be entered in the Journals of this House.

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