1876 Cork City by-election

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A bye-election was held in the UK House of Commons constituency of Cork City on 25 May 1876 due to the death of Joseph Philip Ronayne, one of the two incumbent Home Rule League MPs, on 7 May 1876. It was won by the Conservative candidate William Goulding because the Home Rule vote was split between two candidates. It was the last time that a parliamentary election for Cork City was won by a Conservative or Unionist.

Cork City by-election, 1876
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Goulding 1,279 38.90 N/A
Home Rule John Daly 1,168 35.52 N/A
Home Rule Denny Lane 841 25.58 N/A
Majority 111 3.38 N/A
Turnout 3,288 74.71 N/A
Conservative gain from Home Rule Swing N/A
Registered electors 4,401