1876 Dorset by-election

The 1876 Dorset by-election was fought on 3 February 1876. The byelection was fought due to the elevation to the peerage of the incumbent Conservative MP, Henry Sturt. It was won by the Conservative candidate Edward Digby.[1] The other candidate stood as a "Conservative, and tenant farmer" candidate.

Dorset by-election, 1876[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Digby 3,060 62.1
Ind. Conservative Mr. Fowler 1,866 37.9
Majority 1,194 24.2
Turnout 4,926
Conservative hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  2. ^ "Dorset Election". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. 5 February 1876. Retrieved 6 October 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.