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The Worcester by-election of 1878 was fought on 28 March 1878. The byelection was fought due to the death of the incumbent Liberal MP, Alexander Clunes Sheriff. It was won by the Conservative candidate John Derby Allcroft.[1]

1878 Worcester by-election (1 seat)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Derby Allcroft 2,609 54.8 +9.9
Liberal Francis Lycett 2,155 45.2 -9.9
Majority 454 9.5 N/A
Turnout 4,764 75.7 +3.3
Registered electors 6,290
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +9.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. ^ F. W. S. Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1832–1885 (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)