THE GREAT REFORM ACT OF 1832
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It follows the transcript of the
Reform Act of 1832, as provided by the National Archives, Surrey.
At the end is the list
of the boroughs which were to be "disenfranchised".
Le Roy le Veult
soit baillé aux Seigneurs.
A cette Bille avecque des amendemens les Seigneurs sont assentuz.
A ces Amendemens les Communes sont assentuz.
Whereas it is expedient to take effectual measures for correcting
divers abuses that have long prevailed in the choice of members to
serve in the commons' house of parliament to deprive many
inconsiderable places of the right of returning members to grant
such privilege to large populous and wealthy towns to increase the
number of knights of the shire to extend the elective franchise to
many of his majesty's subjects who have not heretofore enjoyed the
same and to diminish the expense of elections Be it therefore
enacted by the king'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 That
each of the boroughs enumerated in the schedule marked (A) to this
act annexed ˆ shall from and after the end of this present
parliament cease to return any member or members to serve in
parliament in And be it enacted that each of the boroughs enumerated
in the schedule marked (B) to this act annexed shall from and after
After (annexed) insert ---
(that is to say) Old Sarum Newtown St Michaels or Midshall Gatton
Bramber Bossiney Dunwich Ludgershall St Mawes Beeralston West Looe
St German's Newport Blechingley Aldborough Camelford Hindon East
Looe Corfe Castle Great Bedwin Yarmouth Queenborough Castle Rising
East Grinstead Higham Ferrers Wendover Weobly Winchelsea Tregoney
Haslemere Saltash Orford Gallington Newton Ilchester Boroughbridge
Stockbridge New Romney Hedon Plympton Seaford Heytesbury Steyning
Whitchurch Wootton Bassett Downton Fowey Milborne Port Aldeburgh
Minehead Bishop's Castle Okehampton Appleby Lostwithiel Brackley and