Borough Electors Act 1868

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1868 c. 41


Borough Electors Act, 1868

(31 & 32 Vict.) C A P. XLI.

An Act to make Provision in the Case of Boroughs ceasing to return Members to serve in Parliament respecting Rights of Election which have been vested in Persons entitled to vote for such Members.

[13th July 1868]

W HEREAS in certain Boroughs inEngland the Persons entitled to vote for Members to serve in Parliament for such Boroughs are Electors for other Purposes, and it is expedient to make Provision respecting Electors for those Purposes in the Case of Boroughs which will cease to return Members after the next Dissolution of Parliament:

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Short Title.

1 Short Title.

1. This Act may be cited as ‘TheBorough Electors Act, 1868.’

S-2 Interpretation of Terms.

2 Interpretation of Terms.

2. In this Act—

The Terms ‘Parliamentary Borough’ and ‘Parliamentary Electors’ mean respectively a Borough which, prior to the passing of ‘The Representation of the People Act, 1867,’ returned a Member or Members to serve in Parliament, and the Persons for the Time being entitled to vote for such Members or Member:

The Term ‘Municipal Borough’ means a Place subject to the Provisions of the Act of the Session of the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of His MajestyWilliam the Fourth, Chapter Seventy-six, intituled An Act to provide for the Regulation of Municipal Corporations in England and Wales:

The Term ‘Burgesses’ means the Persons on the Burgess Roll for the Time being in force in a Municipal Borough.

S-3 On Parliamentary Electors ceasing to return Members in pursuance of 30 & 31 Vict. c. 102., Municipal Burgesses substituted.

3 On Parliamentary Electors ceasing to return Members in pursuance of 30 & 31 Vict. c. 102., Municipal Burgesses substituted.

3. Wherever the Parliamentary Electors in any Place inEngland , where there is both a Municipal and Parliamentary Borough, are by Law Electors for any other Purpose, and the Parliamentary Borough in pursuance of ‘The Representation of the People Act, 1867,’ or of any Act passed in the present Session, will cease after the next Dissolution of Parliament to return a Member to serve in Parliament, the Burgesses of the...

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