After a redistribution of the front the operations were resumed on the 4th.
(qq.v.) made an heroic and entirely disinterested attempt in the latter part of the 3rd century to improve the conditions by a redistribution of land, a widening of the citizen body, and a restoration of the old severe training and simple life.
The council was empowered to elect one burgess to parliament, and this right continued until the Redistribution of Seats Act of 1885.
Since the Redistribution of Seats Act of 1885 one member only has been returned.
By the Redistribution Act of 1885 the city was divided for parliamentary purposes into East, West, Central and South Edinburgh, each returning one member; the parliamentary and municipal boundaries are almost identical.