HC Deb 14 July 1884 vol 290 c922

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he can state, with reference to the counting of votes in the new election for the Tinahely division of Shillelagh Union, consequent on the annulling by the Local Government Board of the previous election, in which a number of Conservative votes were received by the Clerk of the Union in excess of the legal number; on what grounds the returning officer adjourned the inquiry, as no one objected to its being proceeded with, either on the part of Mr. Haydon, the popular candidate, or his opponent?


I have already, in reply to the hon. Member for Wicklow (Mr. W. J. Corbet), explained the circumstances in which the adjournment of the casting up of the votes in the election for Tinahely division took place.