Westmoreland, Henry Brougham’s parliamentary candidature 1818, silver medal by G Mills, with suspension loop
Rev: TO THE PATRIOTIC INCORRUPTABLE AND UNBOUGHT FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF WESTMORELAND IV JULY MDCCCXVIII
References: BHM 970; E 1106
Notes: Brougham (1778-1868. He had already been an MP for two other seats by the time he stood in the Westmoreland election of 1818. Despite coming bottom of that poll, he congratulated those who had voted for him and who had ignored the bribes of his opponents’ agents. Later in his political career he was Lord Chancellor and played prominent roles in the 1832 Reform Act and 1833 Abolition of Slavery Act.