Canterbury by-election, 1879

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The Canterbury by-election of 1879 was held on 8 May 1879. The byelection was fought due to the resignation of the incumbent Conservative MP, Lewis Majendie. It was won by the Conservative candidate Robert Peter Laurie.[1]

Canterbury by-election, 1879[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Peter Laurie 1,159
Liberal Mr. Edwards 1,103
Majority 56
Conservative hold Swing


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  2. ^ "Canterbury Election". Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 10 May 1879. Retrieved 5 October 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).