1842 Liverpool by-election

The 1842 Liverpool by-election was held on 8 February 1842 and resulted in the election of the unopposed Conservative candidate Howard Douglas.[1] It was caused by the resignation of the previous Conservative MP, Cresswell Cresswell, when he was made a judge of the Court of Common Pleas by the Prime Minister Robert Peel.[2]


  1. ^ "Liverpool Election". Dublin Monitor. 9 February 1842. Retrieved 19 September 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cresswell, Sir Cresswell" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 413.