Corrupt Practices Act 1858

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1858 c. 87
Anno Regni VICTORI, Britanniarum Regin,Vicesimo Primo & Vicesimo Secundo. An Act to continue and amend the Corrupt Practices Prevention Act, 1854.

(21 & 22 Vict.) C A P. LXXXVII.

[2d August 1858]

'WHEREAS an Actwas passed in the Session holden in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter One hundred and two, ‘to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to Bribery, Treating, and undue Influence at Elections of Members of Parliament;’ and by an Act of the Session holden in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter Eighty-four, the said first-mentioned Act was continued until the Tenth Day ofAugust One thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, and thenceforth to the End of the then next Session of Parliament: And whereas it is expedient that the said first-mentioned Act should be further continued and amended:' 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-I As to Travelling Expenses of Voters.

I As to Travelling Expenses of Voters.

I. It shall be lawful for any Candidate, or his Agent by him appointed in Writing according to the Provisions of the first-mentioned Act, to provide Conveyance for any Voter for the Purpose of polling at an Election and not otherwise, but it shall not be lawful to pay any Money or give any valuable Consideration to a Voter for or in respect of his Travelling Expenses for such Purpose; provided always, that a full, true, and particular Account of all Payments made for such Conveyance, signed by the Candidate or his Agents, shall be delivered to the Election Auditor, with the Names and Addresses of the Persons to whom such Payments have been made; and the Amount of such Account shall be included in the general Account of the Expenses incurred at any Election to be made out and kept by such Election Auditor.

S-II Section 34 of 17 & 18 Vict. c. 102. amended as to further Remuneration of Election Auditors.

II Section 34 of 17 & 18 Vict. c. 102. amended as to further Remuneration of Election Auditors.

II. 'And whereas by Section Thirty-four of the said first-mentioned Act the Election Auditor is entitled to receive, by way of Remuneration for his Services, Ten Pounds from each Candidate as and by way of First Fee, and a further Commission at the Rate of Two Poundsper Centum from each...

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