HC Deb 09 January 1913 vol 46 cc1355-6
22. Captain O'NEILL

asked whether a magistrate, having changed his residence in the county, is entitled to vote at the election of a Petty Sessions clerk in a district other than that mentioned in his commission; and whether any justice of the peace can vote at a similar election in any district within his county, even though such district be remote from that stated in his commission?


The rule regulating the right of a magistrate to vote at an election for Petty Sessions clerk is that he must either reside in the Petty Sessions District in respect of which the clerk is to be elected or must have actually attended the Petty Sessions in that district. Either ground of qualification must be the subject of inquiry and determination in each case according to the circumstances.