HL Deb 30 May 1837 vol 38 c1100

On the motion of the Lord Chancellor, the English Municipal Act Amendment Bill was read a third time. The noble and learned Lord then proposed an amendment to Clause 12, which he said was rendered necessary in consequence of the House having adopted the motion of a noble and learned Lord (Wynford) a few nights ago. He therefore proposed, that in boroughs which were divided into wards, such person in each ward who should be rated to the greatest amount should preside at the elections; and in case of two individuals being rated to the highest amount, that then the individual who might be rated next in amount should be selected.

The House divided. Contents 44; Not Contents 49: Majority 5.

List of the CONTENTS.
DUKES. Scarborough
Richmond Templemore
Norfolk Fingall
Sutherland Bateman
MARQUESSES. Burlington
Lansdowne Godolphin
Clanricarde Dacre
Conyngham Kinnaird
Head fort Torrington
LORDS. Falkland
Cottenham Suffield
Melbourne Teynham
Minto Lilford
Duncannon Lichfield
Glenelg Gardner
Leitrim BISHOPS.
Camperdown Hereford
Strafford Durham
Fitzwilliam Chichester
Radnor Ely
Cork Ripon
Brougham Norwich

The Bill was passed.