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Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1810, Sunday, December 5, 1830

Norwich Election

Nov. 30.—This day came on the election of a member of Parliament, in consequence of the appointment of the Right Hon. Robert Grant to the situation of Judge-Advocate. Sir Thomas Beevor proposed the Right Hon. Robert Grant. He did so, he said, with confidence, as the Administration to which their late member had united himself stood pledged to reform. John Harrison Yallop and Thomas Thurtell, Esqrs. supported the nomination. After a lapse of a few minutes, no other freeman coming forward to address the Court, the Sheriff ordered the proclamation to be made that the Right Hon. Robert Grant was duly elected. The Right Hon. Gentleman, amidst the deafening applause of the assembled crowd, came forward to address them in an eloquent and feeling manner. The return was then signed, and the Court broke up. The chairing took place at one o'clock, and though so short a period has elapsed since the last election, it lost none of its accustomed splendour.

The election of a member to represent the town of Dover, in consequence of the vacancy occasioned by the appointment of the Right Hon. C. P. Thompson to the Treasurership of the Navy and the Vice-Presidency of the Board of Trade, took place on Monday morning, when the Right Hon. Gent. was unanimously re-elected Member for that town.

Sir T. Denman, his Majesty's Attorney-General, wag re-elected a member for the town of Nottingham on Monday last.

Lord Palmerston was re-elected on Tuesday M.P. for Cambridge University without opposition.

The Peterborough election took place on Wednesday Mr. Fazakerly, the late member for Lincoln, was returned without opposition, in the room of Lord Milton vacated.

Queenborough Election Petitions.—The committee decided that Mr. Capel and Mr. Gladstone were duly elected, and that neither of the petitions nor defences were frivolous or vexatious.

Yorkshire Elections.—The High Sheriff has fixed on Tuesday the 7th instant for holding the election. A deputation from Leeds has arrived in town to solicit Mr. Sykes, the member for Bromley, to stand on the interest which brought forward the Lord Chancellor at the late general election.

Mr. Samuel Dickson, the late unsuccessful opponent of Mr. Spring Rice, at Limerick, has announced his determination of again contesting the representation of that city, upon the approaching election, consequent upon the elevation of Mr. Rice to office.