§ MR. SPEAKER
informed the House, that he had received from Mr. Justice Denman, and Sir Lewis Cave, knight, two of the Judges selected for the Trial of Election Petitions, a Certificate and Report relating to the Election for the City of Norwich:—
§ We, George Denman and Lewis Cave, being two of the Judges on the rota for the trial of Election Petitions, having presided at the trial of an Election Petition in which Birkbeck and others were Petitioners and Harry Bullard was 249 Respondent, against the return of the said Harry Bullard as Member for the City of Norwich on the 25th day of November 1885, do hereby certify and report to the Speaker as follows:—
- 1stly. We hereby certify that, at the conclusion of the Trial of the said Petition, we determined that the said Harry Bullard was not duly elected, and that the election of the said Harry Bullard was void.
- 2ndly. We report that it has not been proved that any corrupt or illegal practice has been committed by or with the knowledge or consent of the said Harry Bullard at the said Election.
- 3rdly. We report that the said Harry Bullard was guilty by his Agents of corrupt practices at the said Election.
- 4thly. We report that the said Harry Bullard was not guilty of illegal practices by his Agents at the said Election.
- 5thly. We report that the following persons have been proved at the said Trial to have been guilty of corrupt practices, namely:—
- Charles Wiggers, of 22, Lawson Road, St. Clement's Within, Shoemaker;
- William Atkinson, of the Sir Garnet Wolseley Inn, Market Place. Licensed Victualler;
- William Joseph Nightingale, of the Market Stores, Market Place, Licensed Victualler;
- Samuel Morris, of the Prince of Denmark Inn, New Catton, Licensed Victualler;
- William Morris, of the Balloon Public House, Waterloo Road, Potato Merchant and Licensed Victualler;
- Robert David Bush, of 4, York Street, Un-thanks Road, Music Master;
- William Kemp, of Pitt Street, Shoo Manufacturer.
- The said William Morris;
- Benjamin Corrick, of Colegate Street, Upholsterer;
- James Spinks, of 10, Starling Place, Cabman.
- Edwin Hartwell Corbyn, of the Walnut Tree Shades, Old Post Office Yard, Licensed Victualler;
- John King, of the Bull's Head Inn, Ber Street, Licensed Victualler;
- William Hewitt, of the Norwich Arms Inn, Ber Street, Licensed Victualler.
§ As witness our hands, this 29th day of March, 1886,
§ GEORGE DENMAN.
§ LEWIS CAVE.
§ And the said Certificate and Report were ordered to be entered in the Journals of this House.