1876 North Shropshire by-election

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The North Shropshire by-election of 1876 was fought on 3 February 1876. The byelection was fought due to the elevation to the peerage of the incumbent Conservative MP, John Ormsby-Gore. It was won by the Conservative candidate Stanley Leighton.[1]

1876 North Shropshire by-election (1 seat)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stanley Leighton 2,737 50.3 N/A
Conservative Salusbury Kynaston Mainwaring[3] 2,700 49.7 N/A
Majority 37 0.7 N/A
Turnout 5,437 74.1 N/A
Registered electors 7,342
Conservative hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Commons". leighrayment.com.
  2. ^ F. W. S. Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1832–1885 (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
  3. ^ "North Shropshire". York Herald. 7 January 1876. p. 6. Retrieved 19 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.