Waygood v James (Taunton Case)

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtCourt of Common Pleas
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2 cases
  • R (Woolas) v Parliamentary Election Court for Oldham East and Saddleworth
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • December 3, 2010
    ...certificate was made clear in respect of the corresponding provisions of the 1868 Act by the Court of Common Pleas in Waygood v Jones (1869) LR 4 CP 361. The background to that decision was that at the conclusion of the trial of an election petition the election court had certified to the S......
  • Morgan v Simpson
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • July 18, 1974
    ...was returned, see Leigh and Le Marchant (Second edition) page 75, where this proposition is better stated than in the report of Waygood v. James (1869) L.R.4. CP 361. 15 Then in 1872 Parliament passed the Ballot Act 1872. It revolutionised the system of voting at elections. It provided for ......

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