HC Deb 09 June 1920 vol 130 cc405-6
63. Major STEEL

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider the advisability of amending the existing laws which regulate local elections, so as to compel a candidate for election to deposit a certain sum of money to be forfeited unless a reasonable percentage of votes are polled, with the object of preventing a candidate from standing for election without a reasonable chance of success, and secondly, to safeguard local ratepayers from increases in the rates caused by candidates who force elections with no possible chance of success?


The suggestion of my hon. and gallant Friend will be considered.

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