County Carlow by-election, 1886

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The County Carlow by-election, 1886 was a parliamentary by-election held for the United Kingdom House of Commons constituency of County Carlow on 29 January 1886.[1] The sitting member, Edmund Dwyer Gray had been re-elected in the general election of 1885, but having run and been elected also in the new constituency of Dublin St Stephen's Green, he chose to sit for the latter.[2] The County Carlow seat thus became vacant, and in the ensuing by-election, another Irish Nationalist candidate, John Aloysius Blake, was elected unopposed.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b The Times, 30 January 1886.
  2. ^ G. B. Smith, ‘Gray, Edmund Dwyer (1845–1888)’, rev. Alan O'Day, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2006, accessed 7 May 2008.
  3. ^ The Constitutional Year Book, 1904, published by Conservative Central Office, page 187 (211 in web page)