Weymouth 1723 and the corruption of elections.

Weymouth down through it’s past history had a record of being a ‘rotten borough’ when it came to electing M.P’s. It had one of the highest number of M.P’s for a town so small as this! At one time we could send 4 to the houses of Parliament. Well, when I say we, what was…

Reluctant Weymouth voters of 1835

The seeming reluctance of the British nation to take an interest in general politics ¬†is not a new phenomenon! In the newspapers of May 1835 covering events at Weymouth is a report of similar apathy for the selected ¬†local MP’s. During April of 1835 a much planned and publicised dinner was to be uth melcombe…