William Godwin's Diary


An amendment to the Reform Bill was proposed by General Gascoyne (c.1763–1841), who was opposed to the proposal to reduce the number of MPs sitting for England and Wales. The defeat for the government on this issue precipitated a general election, at which Gascoyne was heavily defeated in his Liverpool constituency.

See The Times, 20 April 1831. See also Godwin's entry for 1 March 1831.