Cirencester by-election, 1878

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The Cirencester by-election of 1878 was held on 12 March 1878. The byelection was fought due to the succession to a peerage of the incumbent Conservative MP, Allen Bathurst who became the sixth Earl Bathurst. It was won by the Conservative candidate Thomas William Chester-Master.[1]

Cirencester by-election, 1878[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas William Chester-Master 698
Liberal Mr. Ponsonby 347
Majority 351
Conservative Party (UK) hold Swing


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  2. ^ "Cirencester Election". Gloucester Citizen. 13 March 1878. Retrieved 5 October 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).