East Cumberland by-election, 1876

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The East Cumberland by-election of 1876 was fought on 26 April 1876. The byelection was fought due to the death of the incumbent Conservative MP, William Nicholson Hodgson. It was won by the Liberal candidate Stafford Howard.

East Cumberland by-election, 1876[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Stafford Howard 2,939
Conservative Mr. Musgrave 2,783
Majority 156
Liberal hold Swing


  1. ^ "East Cumberland Election". Western Times. 27 April 1876 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).