List of United Kingdom by-elections (1832–47)

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This is a list of parliamentary by-elections in the United Kingdom held between 1832 and 1847, with the names of the previous incumbent and the victor in the by-election and their respective parties. Where seats changed political party at the election, the result is highlighted: light blue for a Conservative (or Tory before 1835) gain, orange for a Whig gain and green for Irish Repeal gain.

Resignations[edit]

See Resignation from the British House of Commons for more details.

Where the cause of by-election is given as "resignation" or "seeks re-election", this indicates that the incumbent was appointed on his own request to an "office of profit under the Crown", either the Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds, the Steward of the Manor of Northstead, the Steward of the Manor of Hempholme, the Steward of the Manor of East Hendred or the Steward of the Manor of Poynings. These appointments are made as a constitutional device for leaving the House of Commons, whose Members are not permitted to resign.

By-elections[edit]

14th Parliament (1841–1847)[edit]

By-election Date Former Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
County Cork 2 July 1847 Daniel O'Connell Irish Repeal Maurice Power Irish Repeal Death
Derby 16 June 1847[14 1] Viscount Duncannon Whig Frederick Leveson-Gower Whig Succession to a peerage
County Galway 17 May 1847[14 1] Thomas Barnwall Martin Whig Thomas Burke Irish Repeal Death
East Somerset 10 April 1847[14 1] William Gore-Langton Whig William Pinney Whig Death
Bedfordshire 30 March 1847[14 1] William Thornton Astell Conservative Lord Charles Russell Whig Death
Lewes 17 March 1847[14 1] Sir Howard Elphinstone Whig Robert Perfect Whig Resignation
Canterbury 15 March 1847[14 1] James Bradshaw Conservative Lord Albert Conyngham Whig Death
Galway Borough 17 February 1847 Sir Valentine Blake Irish Repeal James Henry Monahan Whig Death
Middlesex 3 February 1847[14 1] George Byng Whig Lord Robert Grosvenor Whig Death
West Sussex 2 February 1847[14 1] Charles Wyndham Conservative Richard Prime Conservative Resignation
Chester 30 January 1847[14 1] Lord Robert Grosvenor Whig Earl Grosvenor Whig Resignation to contest Middlesex
Salisbury 25 January 1847[14 1] Ambrose Hussey Conservative William James Chaplin Whig Resignation
North Lincolnshire 12 January 1847[14 1] Lord Worsley Whig Sir Montague Cholmeley Whig Succession to a peerage
East Worcestershire 11 January 1847[14 1] John Barneby Conservative George Rushout Conservative Resignation
Renfrewshire 9 December 1846[14 1] Patrick Maxwell Stewart Whig William Mure Conservative Death
Clonmel 12 September 1846[14 1] David Richard Pigot Whig Cecil John Lawless Irish Repeal Resignation (Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland)
Derby 4 September 1846 Edward Strutt Whig Edward Strutt Whig Resignation pending appointment as President of the Railway Commission
St. Albans 11 August 1846 The Earl of Listowel Whig Benjamin Bond Cabbell Conservative Lord-in-Waiting[14 2]
Chester 8 August 1846[14 1] Lord Robert Grosvenor Whig Lord Robert Grosvenor Whig Treasurer of the Household[14 2]
Dundalk 31 July 1846[14 1] Thomas Nicholas Redington Whig Daniel O'Connell, Jnr Irish Repeal Resignation (Under-Secretary for Ireland)
County Kilkenny 29 July 1846[14 1] Pierce Butler Irish Repeal Richard Smithwicke Irish Repeal Death
Sutherland 28 July 1846[14 1] David Dundas Whig David Dundas Whig Solicitor General for England and Wales[14 2]
St. Ives 21 July 1846[14 1] William Tyringham Praed Conservative Lord William Powlett Conservative Death
Roscommon 21 July 1846[14 1] The O'Conor Don Irish Repeal The O'Conor Don Whig Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
South Lancashire 21 July 1846[14 1] Lord Francis Egerton Conservative William Brown Whig Elevation to the peerage
West Riding of Yorkshire 18 July 1846[14 1] Viscount Morpeth Whig Viscount Morpeth Whig First Commissioner of Woods and Forests[14 2]
South Staffordshire 17 July 1846[14 1] George Anson Whig George Anson Whig Clerk of the Ordnance[14 2]
Kirkcudbrightshire 17 July 1846[14 1] Thomas Maitland Whig Thomas Maitland Whig Solicitor General for Scotland[14 2]
Liskeard 15 July 1846[14 1] Charles Buller Whig Charles Buller Whig Judge Advocate General[14 2]
Lichfield 15 July 1846[14 1] Lord Alfred Paget Whig Lord Alfred Paget Whig Chief Equerry and Clerk Marshal[14 2]
Edinburgh 15 July 1846 Thomas Babington Macaulay Whig Thomas Babington Macaulay Whig Paymaster General[14 2]
Richmond 13 July 1846[14 1] Henry Rich Whig Henry Rich Whig Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
Manchester 13 July 1846[14 1] Thomas Milner Gibson Whig Thomas Milner Gibson Whig Vice-President of the Board of Trade[14 2]
Greenwich 13 July 1846[14 1] James Whitley Deans Dundas Whig James Whitley Deans Dundas Whig Second Naval Lord[14 2]
Edinburgh 13 July 1846[14 1] William Gibson Craig Whig William Gibson Craig Whig Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
Tower Hamlets 11 July 1846[14 1] Charles Richard Fox Whig Charles Richard Fox Whig Surveyor-General of the Ordnance[14 2]
Plymouth 11 July 1846 Viscount Ebrington Whig Viscount Ebrington Whig Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
Perth 11 July 1846[14 1] Fox Maule Whig Fox Maule Whig Secretary at War[14 2]
Hertford 11 July 1846[14 1] William Cowper Whig William Cowper Whig Civil Lord of the Admiralty[14 2]
Gloucester 11 July 1846[14 1] Maurice Berkeley Whig Maurice Berkeley Whig Third Naval Lord[14 2]
Evesham 11 July 1846[14 1] Lord Marcus Hill Whig Lord Marcus Hill Whig Comptroller of the Household[14 2]
Chester 11 July 1846[14 1] John Jervis Whig John Jervis Whig Solicitor General for England and Wales[14 2]
Tiverton 10 July 1846[14 1] The Viscount Palmerston Whig The Viscount Palmerston Whig Foreign Secretary[14 2]
Taunton 10 July 1846[14 1] Henry Labouchere Whig Henry Labouchere Whig Resignation pending appointment as Chief Secretary for Ireland
Dungarvan 10 July 1846[14 1] Richard Lalor Sheil Whig Richard Lalor Sheil Whig Master of the Mint[14 2]
Devonport 10 July 1846[14 1] Sir George Grey Whig Sir George Grey Whig Home Secretary[14 2]
Leith Burghs 9 July 1846[14 1] Andrew Rutherfurd Whig Andrew Rutherfurd Whig Lord Advocate[14 2]
Halifax 9 July 1846[14 1] Charles Wood Whig Charles Wood Whig Chancellor of the Exchequer[14 2]
Worcester 8 July 1846[14 1] Thomas Wilde Whig Denis Le Marchant Whig Attorney General for England and Wales[14 2]
Nottingham 8 July 1846[14 1] John Cam Hobhouse Whig John Cam Hobhouse Whig President of the Board of Control[14 2]
City of London 8 July 1846[14 1] Lord John Russell Whig Lord John Russell Whig Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
County Carlow 1 July 1846[14 1] Thomas Bunbury Conservative William McClintock-Bunbury Conservative Death
Falkirk Burghs 2 May 1846 William Baird Conservative Earl of Lincoln Conservative Resignation
Malton 15 April 1846[14 1] John Childers Whig Viscount Milton Whig Resignation
Richmond 8 April 1846[14 1] William Colborne Whig Henry Rich Whig Death
Windsor 14 March 1846[14 1] Ralph Neville Conservative Ralph Neville Conservative Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
Stafford 13 March 1846 Swynfen Carnegie Conservative Swynfen Carnegie Conservative Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
Bridport 7 March 1846 Alexander Baillie-Cochrane Conservative Alexander Baillie-Cochrane Conservative Seeks re-election as a supporter of free trade
Alexander Baillie-Cochrane Conservative John Romilly Whig By-Election result reversed on petition
North Nottinghamshire 6 March 1846 Henry Gally Knight Conservative Lord Henry Bentinck Conservative Death
Mayo 2 March 1846 Mark Blake Irish Repeal Joseph Myles McDonnell Irish Repeal Resignation
South Nottinghamshire 27 February 1846 Earl of Lincoln Conservative Thomas Thoroton-Hildyard Conservative Chief Secretary for Ireland[14 2]
East Gloucestershire 27 February 1846[14 1] Francis Charteris Conservative Marquess of Worcester Conservative Resignation
South Northamptonshire 24 February 1846[14 1] William Ralph Cartwright Conservative Richard Henry Howard Vyse Conservative Resignation
Westminster 19 February 1846 Henry John Rous Conservative George de Lacy Evans Whig Fourth Naval Lord[14 2]
East Suffolk 19 February 1846[14 1] John Henniker-Major Conservative Edward Gooch Conservative Resignation
Dorset 19 February 1846[14 1] Lord Ashley Conservative Henry Ker Seymer Conservative Resignation
Henry Sturt Conservative John Floyer Conservative Resignation
Rutlandshire 14 February 1846[14 1] William Dawnay Conservative George Finch Conservative Resignation
Selkirkshire 12 February 1846 Alexander Pringle Conservative Allen Eliott-Lockhart Conservative Resignation (Clerk of Sasines)
Buckingham 11 February 1846[14 1] Thomas Fremantle Conservative Marquess of Chandos Conservative Resignation
Chichester 10 February 1846[14 1] Lord Arthur Lennox Conservative Lord Henry Lennox Conservative Resignation
Buteshire 7 February 1846[14 1] James Archibald Stuart-Wortley Conservative James Archibald Stuart-Wortley Conservative Judge Advocate General[14 2]
Cashel 5 February 1846[14 1] Joseph Stock Whig Timothy O'Brien Irish Repeal Resignation
West Riding of Yorkshire 4 February 1846[14 1] John Stuart Wortley Conservative Viscount Morpeth Whig Succession to a peerage
East Sussex 3 February 1846[14 1] George Darby Conservative Charles Frewen Conservative Resignation
Ripon 2 February 1846[14 1] Thomas Berry Cusack Smith Conservative Edwin Lascelles Conservative Resignation (Master of the Rolls in Ireland)
Lichfield 31 January 1846[14 1] Lord Leveson Whig Edward Lloyd-Mostyn Whig Succession to a peerage
Cork City 31 January 1846[14 1] Francis Murphy Whig Alexander McCarthy Irish Repeal Resignation
Midhurst 30 January 1846[14 1] Horace Beauchamp Seymour Conservative Spencer Horatio Walpole Conservative Resignation to contest Antrim
Newark 29 January 1846[14 1][14 3] William Ewart Gladstone Conservative John Stuart Conservative Secretary of State for War and the Colonies[14 2]
Buckingham 20 January 1846[14 1] Sir John Chetwode Conservative John Hall Conservative Death
Hertfordshire 8 January 1846[14 1] Viscount Grimston Conservative Thomas Plumer Halsey Conservative Succession to a peerage
Antrim 22 December 1845[14 1] John Irving Conservative Horace Beauchamp Seymour Conservative Death
Woodstock 18 December 1845[14 1] John Henry Loftus Conservative Lord Alfred Spencer-Churchill Conservative Succession to a peerage
Windsor 8 November 1845[14 1] John Ramsbottom Whig George Alexander Reid Conservative Death
South Warwickshire 5 November 1845[14 1] Sir John Mordaunt Conservative Lord Brooke Conservative Death
Wigan 16 October 1845 Peter Greenall Conservative James Alexander Lindsay Conservative Death
Southwark 12 September 1845 Benjamin Wood Whig Sir William Molesworth Whig Death
Linlithgowshire 22 August 1845[14 1] Charles Hope Conservative William Baillie Conservative Resignation (Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man)
Kirkcudbrightshire 20 August 1845 Alexander Murray Conservative Thomas Maitland Conservative Death
Belfast 20 August 1845[14 1] James Emerson Tennent Whig Lord John Chichester Whig Resignation
Sunderland 15 August 1845 Viscount Howick Whig George Hudson Conservative Succession to a peerage
Cirencester 14 August 1845[14 1] William Cripps Conservative William Cripps Conservative Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
Warwick 13 August 1845[14 1] Charles Eurwicke Douglas Conservative Charles Eurwicke Douglas Conservative Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital[14 2]
Chichester 12 August 1845[14 1] Lord Arthur Lennox Conservative Lord Arthur Lennox Conservative Clerk of the Ordnance[14 2]
Hereford 31 July 1845[14 1] Edward Bolton Clive Whig Sir Robert Price Whig Death
Cambridge 16 July 1845 Fitzroy Kelly Conservative Fitzroy Kelly Conservative Solicitor General for England and Wales[14 2]
Abingdon 9 July 1845 Frederic Thesiger Conservative Frederic Thesiger Conservative Attorney General for England and Wales[14 2]
West Suffolk 7 July 1845[14 1] Robert Rushbrooke Conservative Philip Bennet Conservative Death
Exeter 7 July 1845 William Webb Follett Conservative Sir John Duckworth Conservative Death
Dartmouth 3 July 1845 Joseph Somes Conservative George Moffatt Whig Death
Midlothian 25 June 1845[14 1] William Ramsay Ramsay Conservative Sir John Hope Conservative Resignation
Down 3 June 1845[14 1] Earl of Hillsborough Conservative Lord Edwin Hill Conservative Succession to a peerage
Denbighshire 7 May 1845[14 1] Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn Conservative Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn Conservative Steward of Bromfield and Yale[14 2]
Peeblesshire 5 May 1845[14 1] William Forbes Mackenzie Conservative William Forbes Mackenzie Conservative Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
Woodstock 1 May 1845[14 1] Marquess of Blandford Conservative John Henry Loftus Conservative Resignation
Leominster 26 April 1845[14 1] Henry Barkly Whig Charles Greenaway Conservative Resignation
West Kent 25 April 1845[14 1] Viscount Marsham Conservative Thomas Austen Conservative Succession to a peerage
Greenock 18 April 1845 Robert Wallace Whig Walter Baine Whig Resignation
Shaftesbury 5 March 1845[14 1] Lord Howard of Effingham Whig Richard Brinsley Sheridan Whig Succession to a peerage
East Kent 3 March 1845[14 1] Sir Edward Knatchbull Conservative William Deedes Conservative Resignation
Thetford 24 February 1845[14 1] Bingham Baring Conservative Bingham Baring Conservative Paymaster General[14 2]
Tipperary 21 February 1845[14 1] Robert Otway Cave Whig Richard Albert Fitzgerald Irish Repeal Resignation
Buckinghamshire 21 February 1845[14 1] Charles Robert Scott Murray Conservative Christopher Tower Conservative Resignation
East Cornwall 20 February 1845[14 1] Lord Eliot Conservative William Pole-Carew Conservative Succession to a peerage
Lewes 17 February 1845[14 1] Henry Fitzroy Conservative Henry Fitzroy Conservative Civil Lord of the Admiralty[14 2]
South Wiltshire 15 February 1845[14 1] Sidney Herbert Conservative Sidney Herbert Conservative Secretary at War[14 2]
Stamford 10 February 1845[14 1] Sir George Clerk Conservative Sir George Clerk Conservative Vice-President of the Board of Trade and Master of the Mint[14 2]
Buckingham 10 February 1845[14 1] Thomas Fremantle Conservative Thomas Fremantle Conservative Chief Secretary for Ireland[14 2]
Dartmouth 27 December 1844 Sir John Seale Whig Joseph Somes Conservative Death
North Lancashire 20 September 1844[14 1] Lord Stanley Conservative John Talbot Clifton Conservative Resignation and elevation to the House of Lords through a Writ of acceleration
Dudley 8 August 1844 Thomas Hawkes Conservative John Benbow Conservative Resignation
Cirencester 2 August 1844[14 1] Thomas Chester-Master Conservative Viscount Villiers Conservative Resignation
Birmingham 15 July 1844 Joshua Scholefield Whig Richard Spooner Conservative Death
Limerick City 9 July 1844[14 1] David Roche Irish Repeal James Kelly Irish Repeal Resignation
Enniskillen 18 June 1844[14 1] Arthur Henry Cole Conservative Henry Arthur Cole Conservative Resignation
Kilmarnock Burghs 29 May 1844 Alexander Johnston Whig Edward Pleydell-Bouverie Whig Death
Chichester 27 May 1844[14 1] Lord Arthur Lennox Conservative Lord Arthur Lennox Conservative Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
Buckingham 25 May 1844[14 1] Sir Thomas Francis Fremantle Conservative Sir Thomas Francis Fremantle Conservative Secretary at War[14 2]
South Lancashire 24 May 1844 Richard Bootle-Wilbraham Conservative William Entwistle Conservative Death
Launceston 20 May 1844[14 1] Henry Hardinge Conservative William Bowles Conservative Resignation (Governor-General of India)
Abingdon 11 May 1844[14 1] Thomas Duffield Conservative Frederic Thesiger Conservative Resignation
Horsham 1 May 1844[14 1] Robert Scarlett Conservative Robert Henry Hurst Whig Succession to a peerage
Woodstock 22 April 1844[14 1] Frederic Thesiger Conservative Marquess of Blandford Conservative Solicitor General for England and Wales[14 2]
Huntingdon 22 April 1844[14 1] Frederick Pollock Conservative Thomas Baring Conservative Resignation (Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
Exeter 20 April 1844 William Webb Follett Conservative William Webb Follett Conservative Attorney General for England and Wales[14 2]
Hastings 30 March 1844 Joseph Planta Conservative Musgrave Brisco Conservative Resignation
Christchurch 28 March 1844 George Henry Rose Conservative Edward Harris Conservative Resignation
County Londonderry 13 March 1844[14 1] Robert Bateson Conservative Thomas Bateson Conservative Death
North Wiltshire 12 February 1844[14 1] Francis Burdett Conservative Thomas Sotheron Conservative Death
Tipperary 10 February 1844[14 1] Valentine Maher Whig Nicholas Maher Irish Repeal Death
Devizes 7 February 1844 Thomas Sotheron Conservative William Heald Ludlow Bruges Conservative Resignation to contest North Wiltshire
County Kilkenny 1 December 1843[14 1] George Bryan Irish Repeal Pierce Somerset Butler Whig Death
Salisbury 24 November 1843 Wadham Wyndham Conservative John Henry Campbell Conservative Death
Kendal 9 November 1843 George William Wood Whig Henry Warburton Whig Death
City of London 20 October 1843 Sir Matthew Wood Whig James Pattison Whig Death
Argyllshire 8 September 1843[14 1] Alexander Cameron Campbell Conservative Duncan McNeill Conservative Resignation
Ayrshire 3 August 1843[14 1] Viscount Kelburn Conservative Alexander Oswald Conservative Succession to a peerage
Durham City 26 July 1843 The Viscount Dungannon Conservative John Bright Whig Void By-Election
Salisbury 4 May 1843 William Bird Brodie Whig Ambrose Hussey Conservative Resignation
East Suffolk 18 April 1843 Charles Broke Vere Conservative The Lord Rendlesham Conservative Death
Nottingham 5 April 1843 John Walter Conservative Thomas Gisborne Whig Void By-Election
Durham City 5 April 1843 Robert FitzRoy Conservative The Viscount Dungannon Conservative Resignation (Governor of New Zealand)
Athlone 4 April 1843 Daniel Farrell Whig John Collett Whig Void Election
Cambridge 21 March 1843 Sir Alexander Grant Conservative Fitzroy Kelly Conservative Resignation
Ripon 18 March 1843[14 1] Thomas Pemberton Leigh Conservative Thomas Cusack-Smith Conservative Resignation
Tavistock 16 March 1843 John Rundle Whig John Salusbury-Trelawny Whig Resignation
North Warwickshire 10 March 1843[14 1] Sir John Eardley-Wilmot Conservative Charles Newdigate Newdegate Conservative Resignation (Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land)
Ashburton 8 March 1843 William Jardine Whig James Matheson Whig Death
Coleraine 18 February 1843 Edward Litton Conservative John Boyd Conservative Resignation (Master in Chancery in Ireland)
Monaghan 17 February 1843[14 1] Henry Westenra Whig Charles Powell Leslie Conservative Succession to a peerage
Cavan 17 February 1843[14 1] Henry John Clements Conservative James Pierce Maxwell Conservative Death
Dublin University 10 February 1843[14 1] Joseph Devonsher Jackson Conservative George Alexander Hamilton Conservative Resignation (Puisne Justice of the Common Pleas in Ireland)
Bodmin 9 February 1843 Charles Vivian Whig Samuel Thomas Spry Conservative Succession to a peerage
North Shropshire 16 January 1843[14 1] Sir Rowland Hill Conservative Viscount Clive Conservative Succession to a peerage
Carmarthenshire 27 December 1842[14 1] John Jones Conservative David Arthur Saunders Davies Conservative Death
Buteshire 1 December 1842[14 1] Sir William Rae Conservative James Archibald Stuart-Wortley Conservative Death
South Hampshire 23 August 1842[14 1] John Willis Fleming Conservative Lord Charles Wellesley Conservative Resignation
Belfast 19 August 1842 James Emerson Tennent Conservative James Emerson Tennent Conservative Void Election
William Gillilan Johnson Conservative David Robert Ross Whig Void Election
Ipswich 17 August 1842 The Earl of Desart Conservative John Neilson Gladstone Conservative Void By-Election
Thomas Gladstone Conservative Sackville Lane-Fox Conservative Void By-Election
Southampton 9 August 1842 Lord Bruce Conservative Humphrey St John Mildmay Conservative Void Election
Charles Cecil Martyn Conservative George William Hope Conservative Void Election
Nottingham 4 August 1842 Sir George Larpent Whig John Walter Conservative Resignation in exchange for withdrawal of election petition
Buckinghamshire 15 July 1842[14 1] Sir William Young Conservative William Edward Fitzmaurice Conservative Death
Newcastle-under-Lyme 14 June 1842 John Quincey Harris Whig John Quincey Harris Whig Void Election
John Quincey Harris Whig John Campbell Colquhoun Conservative By-Election result reversed on petition
Meath 10 June 1842[14 1] Daniel O'Connell Irish Repeal Matthew Elias Corbally Whig Chose to sit for County Cork
Ipswich 3 June 1842 Rigby Wason Whig The Earl of Desart Conservative Void Election
George Rennie Whig Thomas Gladstone Conservative Void Election
County Londonderry 26 May 1842[14 1] Sir Robert Bateson Conservative Robert Bateson Conservative Resignation
Brighton 5 May 1842 Isaac Newton Wigney Whig Lord Alfred Hervey Conservative Resignation
Montrose Burghs 16 April 1842[14 1] Patrick Chalmers Whig Joseph Hume Whig Resignation
South Shropshire 3 March 1842[14 1] Earl of Darlington Conservative Viscount Newport Conservative Succession to a peerage
Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire 18 February 1842[14 1] George Abercromby Whig Sir William Morison Whig Resignation
West Cornwall 16 February 1842[14 1] Lord Boscawen-Rose Conservative Charles Lemon Whig Succession to a peerage
Bandon 14 February 1842[14 1] Joseph Devonsher Jackson Conservative Viscount Bernard Conservative Solicitor-General for Ireland[14 2]
Taunton 11 February 1842 Edward Thomas Bainbridge Whig Sir Thomas Colebrooke Whig Resignation
Dublin University 11 February 1842[14 1] Thomas Langlois Lefroy Conservative Joseph Devonsher Jackson Conservative Resignation (Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland)
King's Lynn 10 February 1842[14 1] Stratford Canning Conservative Viscount Jocelyn Conservative Resignation
Liverpool 8 February 1842[14 1] Cresswell Cresswell Conservative Howard Douglas Conservative Resignation (Puisne Justice of the Common Pleas)
Leominster 8 February 1842[14 1] James Wigram Conservative George Arkwright Conservative Resignation (Vice-Chancellor)
Dublin City 29 January 1842 John Beattie West Conservative William Henry Gregory Conservative Death
Linlithgowshire 20 October 1841[14 1] Charles Hope Conservative Charles Hope Conservative Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital[14 2]
Wilton 6 October 1841[14 1] Viscount FitzHarris Conservative Viscount Somerton Conservative Succession to a peerage
Hereford 5 October 1841 Henry William Hobhouse Whig Robert Pulsford Whig Resignation
East Retford 2 October 1841[14 1] Arthur Duncombe Conservative Arthur Duncombe Conservative Groom in Waiting in Ordinary[14 2]
Cavan 30 September 1841[14 1] John Young Conservative John Young Conservative Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
County Sligo 28 September 1841[14 1] Alexander Perceval Conservative John Ffolliott Conservative Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2][14 4]
Ripon 27 September 1841[14 1] Edward Sugden Conservative George Cockburn Conservative Resignation (Lord Chancellor of Ireland)
Portarlington 27 September 1841[14 1] George Dawson-Damer Conservative George Dawson-Damer Conservative Comptroller of the Household[14 2]
Monmouthshire 24 September 1841[14 1] Lord Granville Somerset Conservative Lord Granville Somerset Conservative Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster[14 2]
Tyrone 23 September 1841[14 1] Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry Conservative Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry Conservative Civil Lord of the Admiralty[14 2]
Buteshire 23 September 1841[14 1] William Rae Conservative William Rae Conservative Lord Advocate[14 2]
Westmorland 22 September 1841[14 1] Viscount Lowther Conservative William Thompson Conservative Elevation to the House of Lords through a Writ of acceleration and appointment as Postmaster General
East Cornwall 22 September 1841[14 1] Lord Eliot Conservative Lord Eliot Conservative Chief Secretary for Ireland[14 2]
North Riding of Yorkshire 21 September 1841[14 1] William Duncombe Conservative Octavius Duncombe Conservative Succession to a peerage
Selkirkshire 21 September 1841[14 1] Alexander Pringle Conservative Alexander Pringle Conservative Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
North Lancashire 21 September 1841[14 1] Lord Stanley Conservative Lord Stanley Conservative Secretary of State for War and the Colonies[14 2]
Aberdeenshire 21 September 1841[14 1] William Gordon Conservative William Gordon Conservative Fourth Naval Lord[14 2]
South Nottinghamshire 20 September 1841[14 1] Earl of Lincoln Conservative Earl of Lincoln Conservative First Commissioner of Woods and Forests[14 2]
Lisburn 20 September 1841[14 1] Henry Meynell Conservative Henry Meynell Conservative Parliamentary Groom in Waiting[14 2]
East Kent 20 September 1841[14 1] Sir Edward Knatchbull Conservative Sir Edward Knatchbull Conservative Paymaster General[14 2]
Sunderland 17 September 1841[14 1] William Thompson Conservative Viscount Howick Whig Resignation in order to contest Westmorland
Cardiff Boroughs 17 September 1841[14 1] John Iltyd Nicholl Conservative John Iltyd Nicholl Conservative Judge Advocate General[14 2]
Bradford 16 September 1841 William Cunliffe Lister Whig William Busfield Whig Death
Lichfield 15 September 1841[14 1] George Anson Whig Lord Leveson Whig Resignation
Launceston 15 September 1841[14 1] Henry Hardinge Conservative Henry Hardinge Conservative Secretary at War[14 2]
Cambridge University 15 September 1841[14 1] Henry Goulburn Conservative Henry Goulburn Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer[14 2]
Bridport 15 September 1841[14 1] Rufane Shaw Donkin Whig Alexander Baillie-Cochrane Conservative Resignation in exchange for withdrawal of election petition
Wenlock 14 September 1841[14 1] James Milnes Gaskell Conservative James Milnes Gaskell Conservative Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
Newark 14 September 1841[14 1] William Ewart Gladstone Conservative William Ewart Gladstone Conservative Vice-President of the Board of Trade and Master of the Mint[14 2]
Marlborough 14 September 1841[14 1] Henry Bingham Baring Conservative Henry Bingham Baring Conservative Junior Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
Lord Ernest Bruce Conservative Lord Ernest Bruce Conservative Vice-Chamberlain of the Household[14 2]
Huntingdon 14 September 1841[14 1] Jonathan Peel Conservative Jonathan Peel Conservative Surveyor-General of the Ordnance[14 2]
Frederick Pollock Conservative Frederick Pollock Conservative Attorney General for England and Wales[14 2]
Chippenham 14 September 1841[14 1] Henry George Boldero Conservative Henry George Boldero Conservative Clerk of the Ordnance[14 2]
Bury St. Edmunds 14 September 1841[14 1] Earl of Jermyn Conservative Earl of Jermyn Conservative Treasurer of the Household[14 2]
Tamworth 13 September 1841[14 1] Robert Peel Conservative Robert Peel Conservative Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury[14 2]
Exeter 13 September 1841[14 1] William Webb Follett Conservative William Webb Follett Conservative Solicitor General for England and Wales[14 2]
Dorchester 13 September 1841[14 1] Sir James Graham Conservative Sir James Graham Conservative Home Secretary[14 2]
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13th Parliament (1837–1841)[edit]

By-election Date Former Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
Sandwich 11 May 1841 Rufane Shaw Donkin Whig Hugh Hamilton Lindsay Conservative Death
Nottingham 26 April 1841 Ronald Craufurd Ferguson Whig John Walter Conservative Death
Antrim 14 April 1841[13 1] John Bruce Richard O'Neill Conservative Nathaniel Alexander Conservative Succession to an Irish peerage
King's County 24 February 1841 Nicholas Fitzsimon Whig Andrew Armstrong Whig Resignation
Richmond 16 February 1841[13 1] Alexander Speirs Whig George Wentworth-FitzWilliam Whig Resignation
St. Albans 9 February 1841[13 1] Edward Grimston Conservative The Earl of Listowel Whig Resignation
Monmouthshire 9 February 1841 William Addams Williams Whig Charles Octavius Swinnerton Morgan Conservative Resignation
East Surrey 8 February 1841 Richard Alsager Conservative Edmund Antrobus Conservative Death
Reigate 3 February 1841[13 1] Viscount Eastnor Conservative Viscount Eastnor Conservative Succession to a peerage
Canterbury 3 February 1841 Lord Albert Conyngham Whig George Smythe Conservative Resignation
Walsall 2 February 1841 Francis Finch Whig John Neilson Gladstone Conservative Resignation
Kirkcaldy Burghs 27 January 1841 Robert Ferguson Whig Robert Ferguson Whig Death
Mayo 16 December 1840[13 1] William John Brabazon Whig Mark Blake Whig Death
County Carlow 5 December 1840 Nicholas Aylward Vigors Whig Henry Bruen Conservative Death
County Waterford 24 August 1840[13 1] John Power Whig Robert Carew Whig Resignation
Clonmel 21 August 1840[13 1] David Richard Pigot Whig David Richard Pigot Whig Attorney-General for Ireland[13 2]
Cavan 12 August 1840[13 1] Somerset Maxwell Conservative Henry John Clements Conservative Resignation
West Surrey 31 July 1840[13 1] George Perceval Conservative John Trotter Conservative Succession to a peerage
Louth 31 July 1840[13 1] Henry Chester Whig Thomas Fortescue Whig Resignation
East Cumberland 20 July 1840[13 1] Francis Aglionby Whig Charles Howard Whig Death
Radnorshire 10 June 1840[13 1] Walter Wilkins Whig Sir John Walsh Conservative Death
Sudbury 5 June 1840[13 1] Sir John Walsh Conservative George Tomline Conservative Resignation to contest Radnorshire
Cockermouth 1 June 1840 Edward Horsman Whig Edward Horsman Whig Junior Lord of the Treasury[13 2]
Ludlow 23 May 1840 Thomas Alcock Whig Beriah Botfield Conservative Void By-Election
Cambridge 23 May 1840 John Manners-Sutton Conservative Sir Alexander Grant Conservative Void By-Election
Armagh City 22 May 1840[13 1] William Curry Whig John Dawson Rawdon Whig Resignation (Master in Chancery in Ireland)
Fermanagh 30 April 1840[13 1] Viscount Cole Conservative Sir Arthur Brooke Conservative Succession to a peerage
Elginshire and Nairnshire 25 April 1840[13 1] Francis Ogilvy-Grant Conservative Charles Lennox Cumming Bruce Conservative Resignation
Totnes 21 April 1840 Charles Barry Baldwin Conservative Charles Barry Baldwin Conservative Previous By-Election voided due to a Double Return
William Blount Whig Conservative
Sutherland 8 April 1840[13 1] William Howard Conservative David Dundas Whig Resignation
Inverness-shire 31 March 1840[13 1] Francis William Grant Conservative Henry James Baillie Conservative Death
Woodstock 20 March 1840[13 1] Marquess of Blandford Conservative Frederic Thesiger Conservative Succession to a peerage
Helston 12 March 1840[13 1] Viscount Cantelupe Conservative John Basset Conservative Resignation to contest Lewes
Perthshire 9 March 1840 Viscount Stormont Conservative Henry Home-Drummond Conservative Succession to a peerage
Lewes 9 March 1840[13 1] Charles Richard Blunt Whig Viscount Cantelupe Conservative Death
Inverness Burghs 4 March 1840 Roderick Macleod Whig James Morrison Whig Resignation
Morpeth 22 February 1840[13 1] Lord Leveson Whig Edward George Granville Howard Whig Resignation
Meath 4 February 1840[13 1] Morgan O'Connell Whig Matthew Elias Corbally Whig Resignation (First Assistant-Registrar of Deeds for Ireland)
Denbighshire 30 January 1840[13 1] Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn Conservative Hugh Cholmondeley Conservative Death
Rutland 28 January 1840[13 1] William Noel Conservative Charles Noel Whig Resignation
Newark-on-Trent 25 January 1840 Thomas Wilde Whig Thomas Wilde Whig Solicitor General for England and Wales[13 2]
Birmingham 25 January 1840 Thomas Attwood Whig George Frederick Muntz Whig Resignation
Southwark 24 January 1840 Daniel Whittle Harvey Whig Benjamin Wood Whig Resignation (Commissioner of the City of London Police)
Devonport 24 January 1840 Edward Codrington Whig Henry Tufnell Whig Resignation
Beverley 24 January 1840 George Lane-Fox Conservative Sackville Lane-Fox Conservative Resignation
Penryn and Falmouth 23 January 1840 Robert Rolfe Whig Edward John Hutchins Whig Resignation (Baron of the Exchequer)
Edinburgh 23 January 1840[13 1] Thomas Babington Macaulay Whig Thomas Babington Macaulay Whig Secretary at War[13 2]
Tipperary 16 September 1839[13 1] Richard Lalor Sheil Whig Richard Lalor Sheil Whig Vice-President of the Board of Trade[13 2]
Manchester 7 September 1839 Charles Poulett Thomson Whig Robert Hyde Greg Whig Resignation (Governor General of Canada)
Waterford City 6 September 1839[13 1] Thomas Wyse Whig Thomas Wyse Whig Junior Lord of the Treasury[13 2]
Cambridge 6 September 1839 Thomas Spring Rice Whig John Manners-Sutton Conservative Resignation and elevation to the peerage
Portsmouth 30 August 1839[13 1] Francis Thornhill Baring Whig Francis Thornhill Baring Whig Chancellor of the Exchequer[13 2]
Perth 19 August 1839 Arthur Kinnaird Whig David Greig Whig Resignation
Aylesbury 31 July 1839 Winthrop Mackworth Praed Conservative Charles Baillie-Hamilton Conservative Death
Totnes 26 July 1839 Jasper Parrott Conservative Charles Barry Baldwin Conservative Resignation (Two MPs elected due to a Double Return)
Conservative William Blount Whig
Ipswich 15 July 1839 Thomas Milner Gibson Conservative Thomas John Cochrane Conservative Seeks re-election upon change of affiliation
Glasgow 24 June 1839[13 1] Lord William Bentinck Whig James Oswald Whig Resignation
Ludlow 6 June 1839 Viscount Clive Conservative Thomas Alcock Whig Succession to a peerage
Edinburgh 4 June 1839[13 1] James Abercromby Whig Thomas Babington Macaulay Whig Elevation to the peerage
Hertford 20 May 1839 William Cowper Whig William Cowper Whig Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital[13 2]
Tyrone 6 May 1839 Viscount Alexander Conservative Lord Claud Hamilton Conservative Succession to an Irish peerage
Ayrshire 1 May 1839 John Dunlop Whig Viscount Kelburn Conservative Death
Leith Burghs 29 April 1839[13 1] John Murray Whig Andrew Rutherfurd Whig Resignation (Judge of the Court of Session)
Leicester 22 March 1839 Samuel Duckworth Whig Wynne Ellis Whig Resignation (Master in Chancery)
North Devon 18 March 1839 Viscount Ebrington Whig Lewis William Buck Conservative Elevation to the House of Lords through a Writ of acceleration
Richmond 12 March 1839 Lord Dundas Whig Robert Lawrence Dundas Whig Succession to a peerage
Wigan 9 March 1839 Richard Potter Whig William Ewart Whig Resignation
Leitrim 6 March 1839[13 1] Viscount Clements Whig Viscount Clements Whig Death
Southwark 27 February 1839[13 1] Daniel Whittle Harvey Whig Daniel Whittle Harvey Whig Registrar of the Metropolitan Public Carriages[13 2]
Carlow Borough 27 February 1839 William Henry Maule Whig Francis Bruen Conservative Resignation (Baron of the Court of the Exchequer)
Francis Bruen Conservative Thomas Gisborne Whig By-Election result reversed on petition
Devonport 20 February 1839[13 1] Sir George Grey Whig Sir George Grey Whig Judge Advocate General[13 2]
Clonmel 18 February 1839[13 1] Nicholas Ball Whig David Richard Pigot Whig Resignation (Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland)
Cavan 18 February 1839[13 1] Henry Maxwell Conservative Somerset Maxwell Conservative Succession to an Irish peerage
Buckinghamshire 18 February 1839[13 1] Marquess of Chandos Conservative Caledon Du Pré Conservative Succession to a peerage
Sandwich 12 February 1839[13 1] James Rivett-Carnac Whig Rufane Shaw Donkin Whig Resignation (Governor of Bombay)
Tower Hamlets 11 February 1839[13 1] Stephen Lushington Whig Stephen Lushington Whig Judge of the High Court of Admiralty[13 2]
Kirkcudbrightshire 31 December 1838[13 1] Robert Cutlar Fergusson Whig Alexander Murray Whig Death
Wycombe 23 October 1838[13 1] Robert Smith Whig George Robert Smith Whig Succession to a peerage
Great Yarmouth 23 August 1838 William Wilshere Whig William Wilshere Whig Resignation in exchange for withdrawal of election petition
Clonmel 16 July 1838[13 1] Nicholas Ball Whig Nicholas Ball Whig Attorney-General for Ireland[13 2]
Cashel 14 July 1838[13 1] Stephen Woulfe Whig Joseph Stock Whig Resignation (Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland)
Maidstone 15 June 1838 John Minet Fector Conservative John Minet Fector Conservative Void By-election
Linlithgowshire 14 June 1838 James Hope-Wallace Conservative Charles Hope Conservative Resignation
Inverness-shire 12 June 1838[13 1] Alexander William Chisholm Conservative Francis William Grant Conservative Resignation
Dungannon 9 June 1838[13 1] Viscount Northland Conservative Thomas Knox Conservative Resignation
St. Ives 24 May 1838 James Halse Conservative William Tyringham Praed Conservative Death
Gloucester 21 May 1838 Henry Thomas Hope Conservative Henry Thomas Hope Conservative Seeks re-election after dismissal of an election petition
Woodstock 11 May 1838 Sir Henry Peyton Conservative Marquess of Blandford Conservative Resignation in exchange for withdrawal of election petition
West Suffolk 7 May 1838[13 1] Robert Hart Logan Conservative Harry Spencer Waddington Conservative Death
Stamford 1 May 1838[13 1] Thomas Chaplin Conservative Sir George Clerk Conservative Resignation
Haddingtonshire 14 April 1838[13 1] Lord Ramsay Conservative Sir Thomas Buchan-Hepburn Conservative Succession to a peerage
Maidstone 28 March 1838 Wyndham Lewis Conservative John Minet Fector Conservative Death
Sudbury 27 March 1838 Edward Barnes Conservative Sir John Walsh Conservative Death
Devizes 26 March 1838 James Whitley Deans Dundas Whig James Whitley Deans Dundas Whig Clerk of the Ordnance[13 2]
James Whitley Deans Dundas Whig George Heneage Walker Heneage Conservative By-Election result reversed on petition
Rutlandshire 13 March 1838[13 1] Sir Gerard Noel Conservative William Noel Conservative Death
West Kent 5 March 1838[13 1] Sir William Geary Conservative Sir Edmund Filmer Conservative Resignation
Marylebone 3 March 1838 Samuel Whalley Whig The Lord Teignmouth Conservative Void Election
Tipperary 27 February 1838 Richard Lalor Sheil Conservative Richard Lalor Sheil Conservative Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital[13 2]
Portsmouth 26 February 1838[13 1] John Bonham-Carter Whig George Thomas Staunton Whig Death
Pembroke Boroughs 20 February 1838[13 1] Sir Hugh Owen Owen Conservative Sir James Graham Conservative Resignation
Bridgnorth 20 February 1838[13 1] Henry Hanbury-Tracy Whig Sir Robert Pigot Conservative Resignation in exchange for withdrawal of election petition
Elgin Burghs 13 February 1838[13 1] Andrew Leith Hay Whig Fox Maule Whig Resignation (Governor of Bermuda)
Galway Borough 12 February 1838 Andrew Henry Lynch Whig Andrew Henry Lynch Whig Master in Chancery[13 2]
Sudbury 12 December 1837[13 3] Sir James Hamilton Conservative Joseph Bailey Conservative Resignation
Midhurst 12 December 1837[13 1] William Stephen Poyntz Whig Frederick Spencer Whig Resignation
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd An uncontested by-election.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Seat vacated on appointment to the office noted.
  3. ^ Both Whigs and Conservatives made a pre-election agreement that if one party won both seats than one would resign.

12th Parliament (1835–1837)[edit]

By-election Date Former Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
Glasgow 27 May 1837 James Oswald Whig John Dennistoun Whig Resignation
Hythe 16 May 1837[12 1] Stewart Marjoribanks Whig Viscount Melgund Whig Resignation
Bridgwater 16 May 1837 John Temple Leader Whig Henry Broadwood Conservative Resignation in order to contest Westminster
Westminster 12 May 1837 Francis Burdett Whig Francis Burdett Conservative Seeks re-election upon changing parties
Huddersfield 8 May 1837 John Blackburne Whig Edward Ellice Whig Death
Lewes 21 April 1837 Thomas Read Kemp Whig Henry Fitzroy Conservative Death
Rochdale 19 April 1837 John Entwistle Conservative John Fenton Whig Death
Ross and Cromarty 18 April 1837 James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie Whig Thomas Mackenzie Conservative Resignation (Governor of Ceylon)
Warwick 28 March 1837 Charles Canning Conservative William Collins Whig Succession to a peerage
Anglesey 23 February 1837 Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley Whig William Owen Stanley Whig Resignation
Stafford 21 February 1837[12 1] Sir Francis Holyoake-Goodricke Conservative Robert Farrand Conservative Resignation to contest South Staffordshire
Buckinghamshire 20 February 1837 James Backwell Praed Conservative George Simon Harcourt Conservative Death
County Carlow 18 February 1837[12 1] Thomas Kavanagh Conservative Nicholas Aylward Vigors Whig Death
Dungarvan 16 February 1837 Michael O'Loghlen Whig John Power Whig Resignation (Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland)
Cashel 10 February 1837[12 1] Stephen Woulfe Whig Stephen Woulfe Whig Solicitor-General for Ireland[12 2]
Morpeth 8 February 1837[12 1] Edward George Granville Howard Whig Lord Leveson Whig Resignation
Evesham 4 February 1837 Sir Charles Cockerell Whig George Rushout Conservative Death
Renfrewshire 30 January 1837 Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart Whig George Houstoun Conservative Death
Malton 27 January 1837[12 1] John Charles Ramsden Whig Viscount Milton Whig Death
Longford 30 December 1836 Viscount Forbes Conservative Luke White Whig Death
Luke White Whig Charles Fox Conservative By-Election result reversed on petition
Calne 28 September 1836[12 1] Earl of Kerry Whig John Fox-Strangways Whig Death
East Cumberland 2 September 1836[12 1] William Blamire Whig William James Whig Resignation (Chief Tithe Commissioner)
Down 30 August 1836[12 1] Lord Arthur Hill Conservative Earl of Hillsborough Whig Succession to a peerage
Warwick 23 August 1836 Charles John Greville Conservative Charles Canning Conservative Resignation
Sheffield 22 August 1836 John Parker Whig John Parker Whig Junior Lord of the Treasury[12 2]
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 27 July 1836 Sir Matthew White Ridley Whig John Hodgson Conservative Death
South Warwickshire 1 July 1836 Edward Ralph Charles Sheldon Whig Evelyn Shirley Conservative Death
Merionethshire 27 June 1836 Sir Robert Vaughan Whig Richard Richards Whig Resignation
South Essex 9 Jun 1836 Robert Westley Hall Dare Whig George Palmer Whig Death
Kilkenny City 17 May 1836[12 1] Richard Sullivan Whig Daniel O'Connell Whig Resignation
Mayo 6 May 1836 Dominick Browne Whig Robert Dillon Browne Whig Elevation to the Irish peerage
Paisley 17 March 1836 Alexander Graham Speirs Whig Archibald Hastie Whig Resignation
Clonmel 20 February 1836[12 1] Dominick Ronayne Whig Nicholas Ball Whig Death
South Leicestershire 18 February 1836[12 1] Thomas Frewen Turner Conservative Charles William Packe Conservative Resignation
Glasgow 17 February 1836 Colin Dunlop Whig Lord William Bentinck Whig Resignation
Stoke-upon-Trent 15 February 1836[12 1] Richard Edensor Heathcote Whig George Anson Whig Resignation
Cockermouth 15 February 1836[12 1] Fretchville Lawson Ballantine Dykes Whig Edward Horsman Whig Resignation
Malton 12 February 1836[12 1] Charles Pepys Whig John Childers Whig Elevation to the peerage
Devizes 10 February 1836[12 1] Philip Charles Durham Conservative James Whitley Deans Dundas Whig Resignation
West Gloucestershire 2 January 1836[12 1] Marquess of Worcester Conservative Robert Blagden Hale Conservative Succession to a peerage
North Leicestershire 29 December 1835[12 1] Lord Robert Manners Conservative Lord Charles Manners Conservative Death
North Northamptonshire 21 December 1835 Viscount Milton Whig Thomas Philip Maunsell Conservative Death
Devizes 25 November 1835 Wadham Locke Whig Thomas Bucknall-Estcourt Conservative Death
County Waterford 21 September 1835[12 1] Patrick Power Whig William Villiers-Stuart Whig Death
Dungarvan 21 September 1835 Michael O'Loghlen Whig Michael O'Loghlen Whig Attorney-General for Ireland[12 2]
Cashel 4 September 1835[12 1] Louis Perrin Whig Stephen Woulfe Whig Resignation (Judge of the Irish Court of the King's Bench)
Belfast 27 August 1835 John McCance Whig George Dunbar Conservative Death
Oldham 8 July 1835 William Cobbett Whig John Frederick Lees Conservative Death
Ayrshire 3 July 1835 Richard Alexander Oswald Whig John Dunlop Whig Resignation
Bury St Edmunds 26 June 1835[12 1] Lord Charles FitzRoy Whig Lord Charles FitzRoy Whig Vice-Chamberlain of the Household[12 2]
Kingston upon Hull 20 June 1835 David Carruthers Conservative Thomas Perronet Thompson Whig Death
Ipswich 19 June 1835 Fitzroy Kelly Conservative James Morrison Whig Void Election
Robert Dundas Conservative Rigby Wason Whig Void Election
County Carlow 15 June 1835 Henry Bruen Conservative Nicholas Aylward Vigors Whig Void Election
Nicholas Aylward Vigors Whig Henry Bruen Conservative By-election result reversed on petiton
Thomas Kavanagh Conservative Alexander Raphael Whig Void Election
Alexander Raphael Whig Thomas Kavanagh Conservative By-election result reversed on petiton
Tiverton 1 June 1835[12 1] James Kennedy Whig The Viscount Palmerston Whig Resignation to provide a seat for Palmerston
Kildare 26 May 1835[12 1] Richard More O'Ferrall Whig Richard More O'Ferrall Whig Junior Lord of the Treasury[12 2]
South Staffordshire 23 May 1835 Edward Littleton Whig Francis Goodricke Conservative Elevation to the peerage
Poole 21 May 1835 Sir John Byng Whig George Byng Whig Elevation to the peerage
Stroud 19 May 1835[12 1] Charles Richard Fox Whig Lord John Russell Whig Resignation to provide a seat for Russell
Malton 19 May 1835[12 1] Charles Pepys Whig Charles Pepys Whig First Commissioner of the Great Seal[12 2]
Inverness-shire 15 May 1835 Charles Grant Whig Alexander William Chisholm Conservative Secretary of State for War and the Colonies[12 2] and elevation to the peerage
Leith Burghs 8 May 1835 John Archibald Murray Whig John Archibald Murray Whig Lord Advocate[12 2]
South Devon 7 May 1835 Lord John Russell Whig Montague Edmund Newcombe Parker Conservative Home Secretary[12 2]
West Riding of Yorkshire 6 May 1835 Viscount Morpeth Whig Viscount Morpeth Whig Resignation pending appointment as Chief Secretary for Ireland
Dundee 6 May 1835[12 1] Sir Henry Parnell Whig Sir Henry Parnell Whig Treasurer of the Navy, Treasurer of the Ordnance and Paymaster of the Forces[12 2]
Stirling Burghs 5 May 1835[12 1] Lord Dalmeny Whig Lord Dalmeny Whig Civil Lord of the Admiralty[12 2]
North Essex 4 May 1835 Alexander Baring Conservative John Payne Elwes Conservative Elevation to the peerage
Dungarvan 4 May 1835 Michael O'Loghlen Whig Michael O'Loghlen Whig Solicitor-General for Ireland[12 2]
Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire 4 May 1835[12 1] Charles Adam Whig Charles Adam Whig First Naval Lord[12 2]
Kirkcudbrightshire 2 May 1835[12 1] Robert Cutlar Fergusson Whig Robert Cutlar Fergusson Whig Judge Advocate General[12 2]
Haddington Burghs 2 May 1835[12 1] Robert Steuart Whig Robert Steuart Whig Junior Lord of the Treasury[12 2]
Elgin Burghs 2 May 1835[12 1] Andrew Leith Hay Whig Andrew Leith Hay Whig Clerk of the Ordnance[12 2]
North Northumberland 1 May 1835[12 1] Viscount Howick Whig Viscount Howick Whig Secretary at War[12 2]
Manchester 30 April 1835[12 1] Charles Poulett Thomson Whig Charles Poulett Thomson Whig President of the Board of Trade[12 2]
Edinburgh 30 April 1835[12 1] John Campbell Whig John Campbell Whig Attorney General for England and Wales[12 2]
Taunton 29 April 1835 Henry Labouchere Whig Henry Labouchere Whig Vice-President of the Board of Trade and Master of the Mint[12 2]
Penryn and Falmouth 28 April 1835 Robert Monsey Rolfe Whig Robert Monsey Rolfe Whig Solicitor General for England and Wales[12 2]
Cashel 28 April 1835[12 1] Louis Perrin Whig Louis Perrin Whig Attorney-General for Ireland[12 2]
Sandwich 27 April 1835[12 1] Sir Edward Troubridge Whig Sir Edward Troubridge Whig Fourth Naval Lord[12 2]
Newport (I.O.W.) 27 April 1835[12 1] William Henry Ord Whig William Henry Ord Whig Junior Lord of the Treasury[12 2]
Cambridge 27 April 1835[12 1] Thomas Spring Rice Whig Thomas Spring Rice Whig Chancellor of the Exchequer[12 2]
Berwick-upon-Tweed 27 April 1835[12 1] Rufane Shaw Donkin Whig Rufane Shaw Donkin Whig Surveyor-General of the Ordnance[12 2]
Totnes 24 April 1835[12 1] Lord Seymour Whig Lord Seymour Whig Junior Lord of the Treasury[12 2]
Nottingham 24 April 1835[12 1] Sir John Hobhouse Whig Sir John Hobhouse Whig President of the Board of Control[12 2]
Drogheda 24 April 1835 Andrew Carew O'Dwyer Whig Andrew Carew O'Dwyer Whig Void Election
Andrew Carew O'Dwyer Whig Randall Edward Plunkett Conservative By-Election result reversed on petition
North Nottinghamshire 31 March 1835[12 1] Viscount Lumley Whig Henry Gally Knight Conservative Succession to a peerage
Cambridge University 21 March 1835[12 1] Charles Manners-Sutton Conservative Charles Law Conservative Elevation to the peerage
Cardiff Boroughs 20 March 1835[12 1] John Iltyd Nicholl Conservative John Iltyd Nicholl Conservative Junior Lord of the Treasury[12 2]
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar An uncontested by-election.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac Seat vacated on appointment to the office noted.

11th Parliament (1832–1834)[edit]

By-election Date Former Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
Louth 24 December 1834[11 1] Thomas FitzGerald Irish Repeal Sir Patrick Bellew Whig Death
East Gloucestershire 14 August 1834 Sir Berkeley Guise Whig Christopher William Codrington Tory Death
Thetford 8 August 1834[11 1] Lord James FitzRoy Whig Earl of Euston Whig Death
Cirencester 6 August 1834[11 1] Lord Apsley Tory Lord Edward Somerset Tory Succession to a peerage
Sudbury 25 July 1834[11 2] Michael Angelo Taylor Whig Edward Barnes Tory Death
Nottingham 25 July 1834 Viscount Duncannon Whig Sir John Hobhouse Whig Home Secretary[11 3] and elevation to the peerage
County Wexford 3 July 1834 Robert Carew Whig Cadwallader Waddy Irish Repeal Elevation to the Irish peerage
Kirkcudbrightshire 3 July 1834[11 1] Robert Cutlar Fergusson Whig Robert Cutlar Fergusson Whig Judge Advocate General[11 3]
Finsbury 2 July 1834 Robert Grant Whig Thomas Slingsby Duncombe Whig Resignation (Governor of Bombay)
Elgin Burghs 30 June 1834[11 1] Andrew Leith Hay Whig Andrew Leith Hay Whig Clerk of the Ordnance[11 3]
Fermanagh 27 June 1834[11 1] Mervyn Archdall Tory Mervyn Edward Archdale Tory Resignation
Chatham 26 June 1834 William Leader Maberly Whig George Byng Whig Resignation (Commissioner of Customs)
Edinburgh 23 June 1834[11 1] James Abercromby Whig James Abercromby Whig Master of the Mint[11 3]
Cambridge 13 June 1834 Thomas Spring Rice Whig Thomas Spring Rice Whig Secretary of State for War and the Colonies[11 3]
Leith Burghs 2 June 1834 John Archibald Murray Whig John Archibald Murray Whig Lord Advocate[11 3]
Edinburgh 2 June 1834 Francis Jeffrey Whig Sir John Campbell Whig Resignation (Judge of the Court of Session)
North Derbyshire 27 May 1834[11 1] Lord Cavendish of Keighley Whig Lord George Cavendish Whig Succession to a peerage
Monaghan 17 May 1834 Cadwallader Blayney Tory Henry Westenra Whig Succession to an Irish peerage
Henry Westenra Whig Edward Lucas Tory By-Election result reversed on petition
Dungarvan 16 May 1834 Ebenezer Jacob Whig Ebenezer Jacob Whig Void By-Election
Wells 5 May 1834[11 1] Norman Lamont Whig Nicholas Ridley-Colborne Whig Death
Perthshire 5 May 1834 Earl of Ormelie Whig George Murray Tory Succession to a peerage
Paisley 24 March 1834 Sir John Maxwell Whig Daniel Keyte Sandford Whig Resignation
Thirsk 21 March 1834[11 1] Robert Frankland Whig Samuel Crompton Whig Resignation
Malton 4 March 1834[11 1] Charles Pepys Whig Charles Pepys Whig Solicitor General for England and Wales[11 3]
Ayr Burghs 3 March 1834 Thomas Francis Kennedy Whig Lord Patrick Crichton-Stuart Whig Resignation
Dudley 28 February 1834 John Campbell Whig Thomas Hawkes Tory Attorney General for England and Wales[11 3]
Totnes 17 February 1834 James Cornish Whig Lord Seymour Whig Resignation
Leeds 17 February 1834 Thomas Babington Macaulay Whig Edward Baines Whig Resignation
Kendal 17 February 1834[11 1] James Brougham Whig John Foster-Barham Whig Death
Devizes 17 February 1834[11 1] Montague Gore Whig Philip Charles Durham Tory Resignation
Dungarvan 15 February 1834 George Lamb Whig Ebenezer Jacob Whig Death
East Somerset 3 February 1834[11 1] William Papwell Brigstocke Whig William Miles Tory Death
Berwickshire 13 January 1834[11 1] Charles Albany Marjoribanks Whig Sir Hugh Purves-Hume-Campbell Tory Death
Huddersfield 9 January 1834 Lewis Fenton Whig John Blackburne Whig Death
Morpeth 31 December 1833[11 1] Frederick George Howard Whig Edward George Granville Howard Whig Death
York 11 November 1833 Samuel Adlam Bayntun Tory Thomas Dundas Whig Death
Buteshire 4 September 1833[11 1] Charles Stuart Tory Sir William Rae Tory Resignation
City of London 12 August 1833 Sir John Key Whig William Crawford Whig Resignation
South Staffordshire 7 June 1833 Edward Littleton Whig Edward Littleton Whig Chief Secretary for Ireland[11 3]
Stroud 27 May 1833[11 1] David Ricardo Whig George Julius Poulett Scrope Whig Resignation
Tiverton 24 May 1833 James Kennedy Whig James Kennedy Whig Void Election
Inverness Burghs 17 May 1833 John Baillie Tory Charles Lennox Cumming Bruce Tory Death
West Worcestershire 16 May 1833 Thomas Foley Whig Henry Winnington Whig Succession to a peerage
Westminster 11 May 1833 Sir John Hobhouse Whig George de Lacy Evans Whig Seeks re-election after resigning from the ministry
Dundee 17 April 1833[11 1] George Kinloch Whig Sir Henry Parnell Whig Death
North Lancashire 12 April 1833[11 1] Edward Stanley Whig Edward Stanley Whig Secretary of State for War and the Colonies[11 3]
Coventry 12 April 1833 Edward Ellice Whig Edward Ellice Whig Secretary at War[11 3]
Gloucester 9 April 1833 Maurice Berkeley Whig Henry Thomas Hope Tory Fourth Naval Lord[11 3]
Montgomery Boroughs 8 April 1833 David Pugh Tory John Edwards Whig Void Election
Westminster 4 April 1833[11 1] Sir John Hobhouse Whig Sir John Hobhouse Whig Chief Secretary for Ireland[11 3]
Sunderland 4 April 1833 George Barrington Whig William Thompson Tory Resignation
West Cumberland 25 March 1833 Viscount Lowther Tory Samuel Irton Tory Chose to sit for Westmorland
Marylebone 20 March 1833 Edward Portman Whig Samuel Whalley Whig Resignation
Oxford 18 March 1833 Thomas Stonor Whig William Hughes Hughes Whig Void Election
North Northamptonshire 9 March 1833[11 1] Viscount Milton Whig Viscount Milton Whig Succession to a peerage
Malton 8 March 1833[11 1] Viscount Milton Whig John Charles Ramsden Whig Resignation to contest North Northamptonshire
Dover 7 March 1833 Charles Poulett Thomson Whig John Halcomb Tory Chose to sit for Manchester
City of London 27 February 1833 Robert Waithman Whig George Lyall Tory Death
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w An uncontested by-election.
  2. ^ Election decided by a tie-breaking vote from the returning officer. The defeated candidate challenged the result but Parliament was dissolved before the issue was settled.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Seat vacated on appointment to the office noted.

References[edit]

  • List of MPs since 1660
  • British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Macmillan Press 1977)
  • F. W. S. Craig, British Parliamentary Election Statistics 1832-1987
  • F. W. S. Craig, Chronology of British Parliamentary By-elections 1833-1987
  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)