HC Deb 14 June 1880 vol 252 cc1892-3

High Court of Justice in Ireland, Common Pleas Division.

Parliamentary Elections Act, 1868.

In the matter of the Election Petition for the City of Londonderry.

John Boyle and William Conaghan, Petitioners. Charles Edward Lewis, Respondent.

The said Common Pleas Division, in pursuance of the provisions of the 36th sect, of said Act, do hereby report to the Right Honorable the Speaker of the House of Commons:— That the Petition in this matter, a Copy of which is hereunto annexed, was duly presented to this Division on the 27th day of April 1880; and that the Petitioners on the 11th day of June inst. applied to the Court, by special application pursuant to the said Statute, for leave to with, draw said Petition. And it appearing to the Court that the notice of the said application required by said Act had been duly given in the said City, and no person having applied to be substituted as Petitioner instead of the said John Boyle and William Conaghan, the Court on the said 11th day of Juno inst. made an order permitting the said Petition to be withdrawn, and the same has been withdrawn accordingly. And the Court do hereby report that in their opinion the withdrawal of the said Petition was not the result of any corrupt arrangement, or in consideration of the withdrawal of any other Petition. Signed on behalf of the Court, this 11th day of June 1880. M. MORRIS, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. To the Right Honble. The Speaker of the House of Commons.