HC Deb 08 February 1895 vol 30 cc294-5
*CAPTAIN T. HOPE (Linlithgow)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether the Local Government Board for Scotland have considered, and, if so, with what result, the effect of Sections 10 (2), 12 (4), and 13 (4) of The Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1894, on the position of parish electors in parishes divided into wards, especially on the following points: whether such a parish elector is entitled to vote at an election for as many candidates as there are to be members of the whole Parish Council, or whether such elector is restricted to voting only for the number of Councillors in one ward, and whether a parish elector is entitled to be registered and vote in more than one ward of the same parish?


The Local Government Board have given full consideration to these and other questions arising in connection with the first election of Parish Councils, and will shortly issue instructions in the matter. I am advised that there is no doubt that, in a parish divided into wards, a parish elector is only entitled to vote for the number of parish councillors to be elected for the ward in which he votes, and that no parish elector can vote in more than one ward though he may be registered in more than one.