It had become a parliamentary borough in 1832.
The system of parliamentary procedures can sometimes make the process less efficient.
Once the parliamentary election was completed, the decision was made for the next party leader.
Shaftesbury was the first great party leader in the modern sense, and the founder of modern parliamentary oratory.
He declared, when answering a complaint that a certain captain in his regiment was a better preacher than fighter, that he who prayed best would fight best, and that he knew nothing could" give the like courage and confidence as the knowledge of God in Christ will."The superiority of these men - more intelligent than the common soldiers, better disciplined, better trained, better armed, excellent horsemen and fighting for a great cause - not only over the other parliamentary troops but over the royalists, was soon observed in battle.