HC Deb 25 May 1883 vol 279 c889

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If, as President of the Local Government Board, he has directed any steps to be taken regarding the action of the clerk of Shillelagh Union in his capacity of returning officer at the late election of poor law guardians?


Sir, the Local Government Board, who, I presume, have now obtained the answer for which they were waiting, have directed their Inspector to hold an inquiry as to the correctness of the course adopted by the Returning Officer in the case of Mr. Fleming, whom he refused to recognize as duly qualified to nominate a candidate at the late election.