HC Deb 02 May 1892 vol 3 c1757

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that Mr. Edward Fitzgerald, a Poor Law Guardian of the Cork Union, was recently convicted on three charges of having forged and tendered proxy voting papers in his own favour when a candidate in a recent Poor Law election, any action will be taken by the Local Government Board to test the legality of the election of Mr. Fitzgerald and a number of other Guardians in the Cork Union alleged to have been returned at the late election by means of forged proxy votes?


Adjourned summonses in other instances are still pending against the newly-returned Guardian mentioned. The case has already engaged the attention of the Local Government Board, who, upon the completion of the legal proceedings, will come to a determination in the matter.