1878 Perthshire by-election

The Perthshire by-election of 1878 was fought on 2 February 1878. The byelection was fought due to the death of the incumbent Conservative MP, Sir William Stirling-Maxwell. It was won by the Conservative candidate Henry Home-Drummond-Moray.[1]

1878 Perthshire by-election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Home-Drummond-Moray 2,439 52.0 -3.4
Liberal Algernon Greville-Nugent[3] 2,255 48.0 +3.4
Majority 184 4.0 -6.7
Turnout 4,694 83.6 -0.2
Registered electors 5,613
Conservative hold Swing -3.4

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "The Perthshire Election". Dundee Evening Telegraph. 26 January 1878. p. 4. Retrieved 15 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.