1871 Monmouthshire by-election

The 1871 Monmouthshire by-election was held on 4 March 1871. The byelection was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Conservative MP, Poulett Somerset. It was won by the unopposed Conservative candidate Lord Henry Somerset.[1]


1871 Monmouthshire by-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lord Henry Somerset Unopposed
Registered electors
Conservative hold

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (hardcover) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. p. 529. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.