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IMEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COM- MITTEE OF THE LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. LORD RICHARD GROSVENOR & REDISTRI- BUTION IN FLINTSHIRE. After the ceremony of laying the founda- tion stones of the New English Congregational Church on Wednesday the 7th, the Couny and Borough Members met the executive commit. tee of the Rhyl and District LiberalAssociation in the Board room of the town hall. John Ormiston,Esq,president of the Association .was' unanimously called to the chair. There were present: H. Taylor, Esq., town clerk of Flint; J. L. Muspratt, Esq., Flint; W. Davies, Esq., coroner; Dr. Easterby and Dr. Davies, St. Asaph Rev E. Lloyd Jones, Rev. D. Burford Hooke; Rev. Mr Jones, vicar of CaerwyB S. Perks, Esq., Messrs J. Parry Jones, J. Frim- ston, E. Morgan (Mold), P. Mostyn Williams, &c. The proceedings commenced by Mr Tay- lor explaining to the meeting the action he had taken with a view of meeting the instruc- tions given to the Commissioners appointed to carry out the provisions of the Redistribu- tion Bill; but he had found that the scope of the instructions given to the Commissioners did not extend to the making of any altera- tions in the present; existing boundaries in the boroughs of Flintshire. Nevertheless he thought it his duty to como there that day and to lay before the two members and the asso. ciation the views which he had prepared. His suggestions were that the district from Flint along the shore, including (Jonnah's Quay, Mostyn, &c., up to Rhyl, inclusive, should form part of the contributory boroughs of Flint; and that the boroughs of Overton, Caergwrle, and Caerwys should be thrown to the county. A critical examination of the mapa and the boundaries of each individual borough was then made by the different gentlemen present. Lord Richard Grosvenor then said that he thought this was the best time for him to in- terpose the few remarks which he had to mak He fully admitted that the Boundary Com- missioners had no powers to take any action in the matter of Flintshire and he did not think it would be wise for the electors of Flintshire to make any suggestions whatever to the Government with respect to any change in the present existing circumstances. Wales on the whole had not come off badly in the maintenance of its number of members, and he did not think it advisable to open the whole question for the sake of making a few unimportant changes. Mr John Roberts agreed in the main with what Lord Richard Grosvenor had said. Still he should be very glad to hand over to the noble lord the distant borough of Overton. Mr W. Davies, coroner, as a Liberal, was not so sanguine as some of the speakers with regard to what the effects on the county repre- sentation might be were the sweeping changes in the borough constituency made which Mr Taylor's plan I contemplated. He thought that the best plan was to leave well alone. Dr. Easterby said that the doctrine implied in the phrase to leave well alone might be carried too far. Ee had no wish that sugges. tions should be made which might tend to em- barass the Government in their carrying out the Redistribution Bill; still he thought that at such a time some minor changes might be made with advantage, which if they had not a tendency to finality, would at least settle the matter for a considerable period of time. He therefore thought that if the boroughs o Overton and Caergwrle were thrown to the county, and the town of Rhyl made one of the contributory boroughs, that a great improve- ment would be made at a very slight sacrifice. He was sure, however, that Lord Richard Grosvenor would not like to lose Rhyl, to which assertion Lord Richard laughingly agreed. The Rev. Mr Jones, Rector of Caerwys,then claimed a hearing on behalf of the claims of that ancient borough for a continued existence. He had acted as chairman of meetings of its inhabitants of both political parties, and they were unani- mously of opinion that it ought not to be disfranchised as a contributory borough. Ho showed from statistics that it was essenti. lly urban, and not rural, in its character. .1 i inhabitants were employed in mills, in i.cior.cs, an' other commercial pursuits, iiaraiy my of fetir.m being purely agricultural. A u3SnI' ory -or versation now took place on the different theories which had been advan- ced by the several speakers, and the result arrived at by the meeting seemed to be, as far as we could gather, that things should be left as they were, and no action should be taken. Dr. Easterby proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Taylor for the active interest which he bad taken in the matter, and for the trouble which he had bestowed on the preparation ol the plans of the different boroughs. This was seconded by Lord Richard Grosvenor, and supported by Mr John Roberts, and unani- mously agreed to. »

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