14 JULY 1866, Page 2

Only one member of the new Government has as yet

been beaten on the hustings, Mr. Patton, the Scotch Advocate-General, who has lost Bridgwater to a Mr. Vanderbyl, an Australian, we believe, of Dutch extraction, who once contested Yarmouth, but was unseated for bribery. He is a sound vote, we suppose, but -we detest this system of sending Ministers chosen by Parliament, or at all events accepted by Parliament, back to petty -consti- tuencies. Why should Bridgwater be able to veto Lord Derby's _selection for the government of Scotland?