Oxford by-election, 1874

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The Oxford by-election of 1874 was fought on 16 March 1874. The byelection was fought due to the elevation to the peerage of the incumbent Liberal MP, Edward Cardwell. It was won by the Conservative candidate Alexander William Hall.[1]

Oxford by-election, 1874 (1 seat)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alexander William Hall 2,554 55.0 +22.7
Liberal John Delaware Lewis[3] 2,092 45.0 -22.7
Majority 462 9.9 N/A
Turnout 4,646 81.8 +2.5
Registered electors 5,680
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +22.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Commons". leighrayment.com. 
  2. ^ F. W. S. Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1832–1885 (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
  3. ^ "Mr J. D. Lewis". North Devon Journal. 26 February 1874. p. 3. Retrieved 14 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).