Medical Relief Disqualification Removal Act 1885

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The Medical Relief Disqualification Removal Act 1885 (48 & 49 Vict. c. 46) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It became law on 6 August 1885.

It provided that any person who had received medical or surgical treatment, for themselves or their family, paid for under the poor laws, was no longer disqualified from voting in parliamentary or municipal elections. The disqualification remained, however, with regards to voting for a member of a parochial board or any other body which governed poor relief.

The removal of the disqualification was to be considered as having been effective from 15 July 1884.


  • Oliver & Boyd's new Edinburgh almanac and national repository for the year 1886. Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1886