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Corrupt Practices Act, 1852

Officially titled "An Act to provide for more effectual Inquiry into the Existence of corrupt Practices at Elections for Members to serve in Parliament", the Corrupt Practices Act of 1852 defined corrupt practices at elections and placed penalties on those accepting or offering bribes. The Act also established election auditors who recorded the sums spent by candidates prior to an election.


    Corrupt Practices Act, 1852



    Catalogue number

    Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/PU/1/1852/15&16V1n176