1870 Merionethshire by-election

The 1870 Merionethshire by-election was a parliamentary by-election held for the House of Commons constituency of Merionethshire in North Wales on 17 January 1870.

VacancyEdit

The by-election was caused by the death of the sitting Liberal MP, David Williams[1]

CandidatesEdit

Two candidates nominated.

The Liberal Party nominated former High Sheriff of Merionethshire Samuel Smith.

The Conservative Party nominated Charles John Tottenham,[2] an Honorary Colonel in the Denbighshire Yeomanry Cavalry.[3]

ResultsEdit

1870 Merionethshire by-election[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Samuel Holland 1,610 62.6 N/A
Conservative Charles John Tottenham 963 37.4 N/A
Majority 647 25.2 N/A
Turnout 2,573 80.7 N/A
Registered electors 3,187
Liberal hold Swing N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Library of Wales: Dictionary of Welsh Biography
  2. ^ "Colonel Tottenham". North Wales Chronicle. 21 December 1878. p. 4. Retrieved 6 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "JSTOR".
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (hardcover) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. p. 527. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.