Mid Armagh by-election, 1886

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The Mid Armagh by-election, 1886 was a parliamentary by-election held on 1 February 1886 for the British House of Commons constituency of Mid Armagh in Ireland. The seat had become vacant when the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) John McKane had died on 11 January 1886. McKane had held the seat since it had been created for the 1885 general election. The Conservative candidate, Sir James Corry, previously an MP for Belfast, held the seat for the party.


Mid Armagh by-election, 1886[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir James Corry, Bt. 3,930 56.92 -4.12
Liberal Thomas Dickson 2,974 43.08 N/A
Majority 956 13.85 -8.22
Turnout 8,169 84.51 +0.72
Conservative hold Swing N/A


  1. ^ The Constitiutional Year Book, 1904, published by Conservative Central Office, page 187 (211 in web page)
  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)