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PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION.

In preparing this Edition, I have endeavoured, while carefully revising the text throughout, to add nothing but what was essential to illustrate from more recent Acts and decisions the principles of the legislation affecting Corrupt and Illegal Practices at Parliamentary Elections. Since the passing of the principal Act, the Municipal Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Practices) Act, 1884, and the Local Government Act, 1888, have applied the same principles and similar machinery for enforcing them to all Local Elections. I have not thought it necessary to increase the bulk of the present volume by adding in extenso all the details of these statutes. But so far as they have any direct bearing upon the position of persons engaged in Parliamentary Elections, reference to their provisions will be found in the text.

C. A. V. CONYBEARE,

HOUSE OF COMMONS,

June, 1892.

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ABBREVIATIONS, &c., WITH DATES OF

REPORTS.

1834-1841 A. & E. Adolphus and Ellis' Reports. 1834–1846 B. & Ar.... Barron and Arnold's Election Reports. 1842

B. & Aus. Barron and Austin's Election Reports. 1822-1830 B. & C. Barnewall and Cresswell's Reports. 1861-1869 B. & S. Best and Smith's Reports. 1822-1834 Bing.

Bingham's Common Pleas Reports. 1746–1780 Wm. Bl. William Blackstone's King's Bench

Reports. 1757-1771 Burr.

Burrow's Reports. 1796–1797 Clif..

Clifford's Southwark Election Cases. 1845-1856 C. B.

Common Bench Reports. 1819

C. & D. Corbett and Daniell's Election Cases.
Coke

Coke's Institutes.
Ed. 1880 Cunn. Cunningham on Elections.
1700

Dalton Dalton's Office of Sheriff. 1774–1776 Doug.

Douglas' Election Cases.
1852-1858 E. & B. Ellis & Blackburn's Reports.
1847-1866 H. L. C. House of Lord's Cases.
Hans.

Hansard's Parliamentary Debates.
I. R., C. L.... Irish Reports, Common Law.

Journ.... Journals of the House of Commons. 1854–1862 K. & G. Keane and Grant's Registration Cases. 1834-1835 K. & O. Knapp and Ombler's Election Cases.

Lamb.... Lambard's Justice of the Peace.
L. J.

Law Journal Reports.
From 1865 ... L. R.

Law Reports.
L. T.

Law Times Reports (New Series).
1772-1774
Lofft

Lofft's King's Bench Reports. Ed. 1883 May.

May's Law and Practice of Parliament. 1831-1844 M. & R. Moody and Robinson's Nisi Prius

Reports. From 1869 ... 0. & H.

O'Malley & Hardcastle's Election Re

ports. 1771-1805 Peck.

Peckwell's Election Cases.

1833

P. & K. Perry and Knapp's Election Cases.
1848–1856 ... P. R. & D. ... . Power, Rodwell and Dew's Election

Cases.
Pr. Min. Printed Minutes of Election Cases.
Ed. 1892 Rog.

Roger's Law of Elections.
1785-1800 T. R...

Term Reports (Durnford & East).
1789-1816 Ves.

Vesey's Chancery Reports.
1859-1865 W. & B. Wolverstan and Bristowe's Election

Cases.
1857-1858 W. & D. Wolverstan and Dew's Election Cases.
W.R.

Weekly Reporter.

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