1882 Carmarthen Boroughs by-election

The Carmarthen by-election, 1882 was a parliamentary by-election held for the House of Commons constituency of Carmarthen Boroughs in West Wales on 4 January 1882.


The by-election was caused by the appointment of the sitting Liberal MP, Benjamin Thomas Williams as a county court judge. Williams had himself been elected as MP for Carmarthen at a by-election in 1878.


The Liberals selected John Jones Jenkins, an Alderman and magistrate from Swansea, where he had been mayor three times.

The resultEdit

There being no other candidates putting themselves forward Jenkins was returned unopposed.[1]

Carmarthen by-election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Jones Jenkins Unopposed N/A N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Times, 5 January 1882 p. 6