Leominster by-election, 1876
The by-election was caused by the resignation on 8 February 1876 of the serving Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP), Richard Arkwright. After a close-fought campaign, the result was a gain for the Liberal candidate, Thomas Blake, with a majority of 85 over the Conservative, Charles Spencer Bateman Hanbury Kincaid-Lennox, brother of Lord Bateman. This came as something of a surprise as no Liberal had been elected to the constituency for the previous 25 years.
|Leominster by-election, 1876|
|Conservative||Charles Spencer Bateman Hanbury Kincaid-Lennox||349||44.6|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing|
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