1878 Truro by-election

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The Truro by-election 1878 was a parliamentary by-election held for the House of Commons of the United Kingdom constituency of Truro on 26 September 1878.


The by-election was fought due to the death of the incumbent Conservative MP, Sir Frederick Williams.[1]

The result[edit]

It was won by the Conservative candidate Arthur Tremayne.[2][3]

Truro by-election, 26 September 1878
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Tremayne 656
Liberal Edward Willyams 611
Majority 45
Conservative hold Swing


  1. ^ "Funeral of the late Sir Frederick M Williams, Bart., MP". The Cornishman (9). 12 September 1878. p. 6.
  2. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  3. ^ "Truro Election". The Cornishman (11). 3 October 1878. p. 7.