Cork County by-election, 1879
The Cork County by-election of 1879 was fought on 17 February 1879. The byelection was fought due to the death of the incumbent Home Rule MP, McCarthy Downing. It was won by the Home Rule candidate David la Touche Colthurst.
The main issues were Home Rule and fixed tenure for tenant farmers, with the Home Rule candidate (a Catholic convert) being backed by the Catholic church.
|Home Rule||Colonel David la Touche Colthurst||8,157|
|Conservative||Sir George Colthurst||2,027|
|Home Rule hold||Swing|
- "Cork County Election". Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette. 18 February 1879. Retrieved 6 October 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (. ))
- "Cork County Election". The Irishman. 22 February 1879. Retrieved 6 October 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (. ))
|This by-elections to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in Ireland-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|