HC Deb 28 March 1887 vol 312 c1608
MR. BIGGAR (Cavan, W.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is true that Mr. Graham, senior, is acting as Returning Officer for Poor Law elections in Cootehill, Mr. Graham, junior, being at present clerk to the Guardians; and, if the facts are as stated, will he cause the Local Government Board to remedy the irregularity?


Mr. Graham, junior, Clerk of the Union, reports that, though his father was present and assisted him by opening the papers, he personally acted as Returning Officer, as he was bound to do, deciding each case himself, and recording the votes for the candidates. So far as the Local Government Board can form an opinion from the information at present before them, no irregularity took place in the proceedings.