Greenock by-election, 1878

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The Greenock by-election of 1878 was fought on 25 January 1878. The by-election was called due to the resignation of the incumbent Liberal MP, James Johnston Grieve. It was won by the Liberal candidate James Stewart.[1]

Greenock by-election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Stewart 2,183 36.0 N/A
Conservative James Fergusson 2,124 35.0 N/A
Liberal Donald Currie[2] 1,648 27.2 N/A
Independent Liberal William Dundas Scott Moncrieff[3][4] 108 1.8 N/A
Majority 59 1.0 N/A
Turnout 6,063 81.4 N/A
Registered electors 7,446
Liberal hold Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. ^ "Mr Donald Currie in Greenock". Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette. 15 May 1878. p. 2. Retrieved 31 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Greenock". North Devon Journal. 31 January 1878. p. 3. Retrieved 31 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Sir Scott Moncrieff and His Creditors". Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette. 9 July 1878. p. 3. Retrieved 31 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).