Eradicating electoral corruption, 1821

This document describes the corrupt practices that took place in the electoral borough of Grampound, in Cornwall. A Bill was introduced in 1819 to remedy the situation, and the borough's two seats were eventually transferred to Yorkshire. It was the first time representation had been redistributed in this way. However, this piecemeal reform was considered too slow and the campaign for wholesale change continued.
HLRO Original Journal, H.L., vol. 54, pp. 1982-83 (1821)

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